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35. Dietrich Henschel: Schubert: Songs of the Sea

13 October 2021, 20:15 - 21:30

All evening concerts this year are performed twice, at 5.30pm and 8.15pm. Schubert: Songs of the Sea and Schubert: Winterreise follow a slightly different pattern to the other repeated performances during the festival. This 8.15pm performance will be in-person and live streamed. Please see Event 27 for information on the in-person only performance THE DAY BEFORE at 5.30pm.

Following a sensational performance of Winterreise at our Winter into Spring weekend earlier this year, Dietrich Henschel returns with more Schubert, delving into songs about the sea and ocean. The programme concludes with Schubert’s setting of Schiller’s epic ballad ‘Der Taucher’: an opera in song with the drama of an action movie that, as Graham Johnson writes, ‘has everything: a villainous tyrant, a pretty and compassionate princess, whirlpools and sea-monsters, and a young hero whose Superman powers desert him for the finale’.

As with almost every evening recital this year, we introduce an outstanding duo of emerging artists at the start of the concert, tonight to perform Elgar’s Sea Pictures.



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.


(Online bookings only)

Book five or more concerts at the same time: 5% discount

Book ten or more concerts at the same time: 10% discount

Book fifteen or more concerts at the same time: 15% discount

For even further discounts click here for more information on our Festival Passes.

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 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

Dietrich Henschel

Dietrich Henschel


“Baritone Dietrich Henschel is a towering figure, physically, intellectually, musically and theatrically. His prowess as an interpreter, by which I mean precisely his ability to get below the surface of a song and right into its soul, is extraordinary.” - The Herald Scotland. Baritone Dietrich Henschel captivates audiences as a regular guest at major opera houses, as an esteemed interpreter of Lieder and oratorios and with his varied multimedia projects. His repertoire stretches from Monteverdi to the avant-garde. Born in Berl... Read Full Biography
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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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Polly Leech

Polly Leech


Polly Leech is a British mezzo-soprano from Wiltshire. She was awarded a BSc in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at Durham University, before studying for a Masters in Vocal Performance at the Royal College of Music. In 2018, she completed a year as a Young Artist at the National Opera in London; she is currently in her second year as a member of the Dutch National Opera Studio. Her recent engagements include Cherubino, Le Nozze di Figaro; Abra in Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans; Tisbe, La Cenerentola; Romaine Brooks in the wo... Read Full Biography
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Lucy Colquhoun

Lucy Colquhoun


Lucy Colquhoun graduated from the Royal College of Music, studying with Roger Vignoles. During her time at the College she won all the major prizes for piano accompaniment, including the Alisdair Graham Prize for Piano Accompaniment (English Song), the Joan Chissel Schumann Prize and the Titanic Memoriam Prize in the Lies Askonas Singing Competition. Lucy was also recipient of the Douglas and Hilda Simmonds Award, the Kendall Taylor Award, and a scholarship from the Honourable Society of the Knights of the Round Table. This year she was wi... Read Full Biography

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