Winter into Spring – The Changing Seasons
27th - 28th February 2021
To lift the spirits after what is set to be a rather bleak winter, we’ve brought forward our spring weekend and will present another online-only 'mini festival', with eight events over two days broadcast live from the Holywell Music Room, and a special late-night concert from Merton College Chapel. Highlights will include the great German baritone Dietrich Henschel singing Winterreise, the Irish mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught in a programme of uplifting spring songs, Britten's Winter Words sung by tenor Joshua Ellicott, and RPS Award-winning soprano Natalya Romaniw. Concerts from the Holywell Music Room will all be presented by BBC Radio 3's Petroc Trelawny.
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Full weekend pass (£40) - view all festival events live online & on demand for 3 weeks
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Pioneer Plus Pass (£100) - as above, plus access to selected Oxford Lieder Festival 2020 archive footage
Saturday 27th February
27 Feb 2021 22:00 | Merton College ChapelThe Choir of Merton College draw the day to a close from the stunning college chapel with a profound and uplifting programme that includes works by Thomas Adès, James Macmillan and William Byrd, all centring on Bach’s motet ‘Jesu meine Freude’. This event will be streamed completely live from Merton College Chapel. Shortly afterwards, it will also be available ...
Sunday 28th February
28 Feb 2021 19:30 | Holywell Music RoomLive-streamed from the Holywell Music Room, presented by Petroc Trelawny Tara Erraught is hailed equally in song as in opera, and has given two memorable Oxford Lieder recitals in recent years. On this occasion she is joined by the leading Irish pianist Dearbhla Collins, and their recital will open with a short group of songs performed by the excellent young baritone James Atkinson. ...