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04. Time after Time: James Gilchrist & Elizabeth Kenny

10 October 2020, 17:30 - 18:30

This is the dream combination of artists for this astonishing repertoire. James Gilchrist and Elizabeth Kenny explore the songs of John Dowland (1563-1626), the Schubert of the English Renaissance. Dowland was a singer and lutenist himself, who wrote songs throughout his nomadic career at English, Danish, French and Italian courts.

James and Elizabeth also include songs by Dowland’s contemporary, Thomas Campion, and trace a thread through four centuries with some carefully selected Schubert songs, Rachel Stott’s Songs from the Lords’ Masque, and Alec Roth’s 2010 setting of John Donne, Autumnal.

We are delighted to present this live concert from the stunning mid-16th-century Oak Room at Broughton Castle, by kind invitation of Martin and Pauline Fiennes.

This concert will be streamed completely live from Broughton Castle. Shortly afterwards, it will also be available to watch again (using the same ticket and link) until 1 November 2020. Click here for further information on how tickets will work this year.

This event will be presented by Hannah French.


Artist Portrait

James Gilchrist

James Gilchrist


James Gilchrist began his working life as a doctor, turning to a full-time career in music in 1996. His musical interest was fired at a young age, singing first as a chorister in the choir of New College, Oxford, and later as a choral scholar at King’s College, Cambridge. James’ extensive concert repertoire has seen him perform in major concert halls throughout the world with conductors including Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Sir Roger Norrington, Bernard Labadie, Harry Christophers, Harry Bicket, Masaaki Suzuki and the late Richard H... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Elizabeth Kenny

Elizabeth Kenny


Elizabeth Kenny is one of Europe’s leading lute players. Her playing has been described as “incandescent” (Music and Vision), “radical” (The Independent on Sunday) and “indecently beautiful” (Toronto Post). She has an extensive discography of collaborations with chamber ensembles across Europe and the USA, including viol consort Phantasm, and with singers such as Ian Bostridge, Mark Padmore, Robin Blaze and Nicholas Mulroy. In 2017 Shakespeaare Songs with Ian Bostridge and co-collaborators w... Read Full Biography

This event is part of a series:

Connections Across Time - A Brief History of Song

Over a packed eight days, world-class artists including Benjamin Appl, Ian Bostridge, Sarah Connolly and Roderick Williams will present some 40 concerts and events, from venues across Oxford and completely live. From the comfort of your own home, you will be able to enjoy these concerts live-streamed in the highest quality. We’ll be exploring every possible advantage of this temporary ...

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