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Grieg, Strauss & Berlioz: Ailish Tynan & James Baillieu

28 March 2020, 20:00 - 21:30

Sensational Irish soprano Ailish Tynan and acclaimed pianist James Baillieu give the opening recital of Spring Song in a wonderful programme that includes Grieg’s Six German Songs, Op.48. Setting poets including Goethe and Heine, these masterful songs retain a folk-like quality as they explore the full gamut of emotions. Also included are songs by Wolf (from the Italian Songbook), Duparc and Berlioz, and the concert concludes with a group of Strauss songs.

Following tonight’s concert, the Friends of Oxford Lieder are warmly invited to an informal reception at the Vaults & Gardens Café. To find out more about becoming a Friend and supporting the work of Oxford Lieder, please visit or email [email protected]


A Full Spring Song Pass is available to purchase for £190 representing the best value for the best value for those attending all Spring Song Events.

A Mastercourse Pass* is available to purchase for £45: the best value for those attending 9 sessions or more throughout the week.

An Evening Concert Pass is also available for £165.

All Spring Song Passes are available to purchase on the Booking page.

*Please note, the Mastercourse Pass does not include any evening concerts or the Mastercouse concert on Saturday 4 April 2020.


Artist Portrait

Ailish Tynan

Ailish Tynan


Irish soprano Ailish Tynan won the 2003 Rosenblatt Recital Song Prize at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World. Ailish was a member of the prestigious Vilar Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and a BBC New Generation Artist. Ailish established herself with operatic roles including Gretel Hänsel und Gretel (The Royal Opera, Welsh National Opera and Scottish Opera); Madame Cortese Il viaggio a Reims, Marzelline Fidelio and Madame Podtotshina’s Daughter The Nose (The Royal Opera); Vixen The Cunning Littl... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

James Baillieu

James Baillieu


Born in South Africa, James studied in Cape Town and London. He was a Borletti-Buitoni Trust and Young Classical Artist Trust artist and was shortlisted for the Royal Philharmonic Society Outstanding Young Artist Award and the Chamber Music and Song Award. He is an International Tutor in Piano Accompaniment at the Royal Northern College of Music and head of the Song Programme at the Atelier Lyrique of the Verbier Festival Academy. An accomplished chamber musician, soloist and accompanist, James’ partnerships include Lawrence Power... Read Full Biography

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Spring Song 2020

Coronavirus: This event has sadly been cancelled - please see this news item for details We’re thrilled to present this newly expanded Spring Song festival, which features outstanding concerts every evening and is the new home of our renowned residential Mastercourse. We welcome exceptional artists for the concert series, several of whom also appear as guest tutors on the ...

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