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17. Songs and Moods

10 October 2021, 20:15 - 21:30

Enjoy the whole festival live online for £165 with a Digital Festival Pass. All events will be available on demand after broadcast until 30th November, so you can catch up at a time which suits you.

All evening concerts this year are performed twice, at 5.30pm and 8.15pm. This 8.15pm performance is a repeat performance of Event 15. This performance will be in-person and livestreamed.

PLEASE NOTE: Roderick Williams has regretfully had to withdraw from this concert. We are delighted that the acclaimed Swedish baritone Jakob Högström will take his place. The programme remains unchanged.

Stenhammar wrote many songs, but only one substantial song cycle: Visor och Stämningar (‘Songs and Moods’). Setting texts by five poets – with three poems of Bo Bergman at its heart – it shows an astonishing range and depth, with echoes of Schumann's Eichendorff Liederkreis. Tonight, Jakob Högström gives a rare complete performance of this cycle. The world-renowned soprano Camilla Tilling, who gave a stunning performance with BBC NOW on the opening night of the 2019 Festival, makes a welcome return to perform other Stenhammar songs. She concludes the programme with ‘I Skogen’ (‘In the woods’), a perfectly-formed gem written when the composer was still a teenager.

Our Emerging Artist this evening is the Swedish soprano Agnes Auer, who performs songs by Rangström, Alfvén and Peterson-Berger, all important Swedish song composers.



This event is an in-person and livestreamed event. Livestreamed performances will be available to watch live in our Digital Concert Hall at the advertised performance time and will be available to watch again and on demand until the end of November.

Want to watch this concert in person and at home? 'Hybrid' tickets, valid both in person and for the Digital Concert Hall, are also available for an additional £3 to the in-person price.

All our seating is unreserved. This means you are guaranteed a seat in your chosen area, but not a specific seat. In order to allow for social distancing, you will be seated as an individual or as a group, based on the number of tickets you booked for this concert.

For groups of more than 10, please phone or email the box office to book your tickets.

The performance duration is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes and there will be no interval.


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Tickets for both in-person and the Digital Concert Hall will be issued as eTickets by default. Printed tickets are available on request, for an additional fee.


Due to COVID-19 we have to do things a little differently this year. In order to keep everyone safe, our seating and concert conditions are subject to change in line with changing government guidance.

For more information about our COVID-19 safety measures, please click here.

If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 on the day of the concert, please do not attend, but get in touch with our box office to arrange a refund.


Due to uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and to keep audiences safe, our venues this year will be socially distanced, and our main seating areas have a reduced capacity. We have added two additional seating areas with a limited view of the stage, to allow you to experience our live concerts at a reduced price.

Seating area A (£35): Centre aisle seats, with a clear view of the stage.

Seating area B (£22): Side aisle and back section seats. Some seats may have a reduced view of the stage.

Seating area C (£13): At the back of the church with a reduced view of the stage.

Seating area D (£5): Side chapel or back corner. Please note these seats have no view of the stage.


Artist Portrait

Camilla Tilling

Camilla Tilling


A winning combination of clarity of voice and musical versatility has played no small part in sustaining Camilla Tilling’s career at the highest level for the last two decades. This Swedish soprano has consistently appeared on the world’s major opera, concert and recital stages while simultaneously building an impressive discography, of which her most recent releases include Die Schöpfung with Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks under Bernard Haitink and an acclaimed portrait of Gluck & Mozart Arias with Musica ... Read Full Biography
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Jakob Högström

Jakob Högström


Since his debut as Papageno at the Drottningholm Court Theatre, Jakob Högström has established himself as one of the most interesting and sought after baritones in Sweden. With his strong stage presence and impressive text delivery Jakob effortlessly connects with his audience. He studied at Kulturama Stockholm, the Royal Academy of Music in London and the University College of Opera in Stockholm. His successful debut was followed by the title role in Le Nozze di Figaro with Arnold Östman at Malmo Opera, Marchese in Cimaros... Read Full Biography
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Agnes Auer

Agnes Auer


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Sholto Kynoch

Sholto Kynoch


Sholto Kynoch is a sought-after pianist who specialises in song and chamber music. He is the founder and Artistic Director of the Oxford Lieder Festival, which won a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award in 2015, cited for its ‘breadth, depth and audacity’ of programming. In July 2018, Sholto was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in the RAM Honours. Recent recitals have taken him to Wigmore Hall, Heidelberger Frühling in Germany, the Zeist International Lied Festival in Holland, the LIFE Victoria festi... Read Full Biography

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