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19 October 2021, 17:45 - 18:45

Please note: This event has changed venue and will now be held at St John the Evangelist, Iffley Road. Stuart Jackson has regretfully had to withdraw from this recital. We are very grateful to the renowned tenor James Gilchrist for stepping in at short notice.

Schubert’s ‘Auf dem Strom’ (‘On the River’) is written for the unusual combination of tenor, horn and piano. It is performed tonight by star tenor James Gilchrist, Jocelyn Freeman, and the YCAT hornist Ben Goldscheider. James and Jocelyn also include carefully chosen songs by Ivor Gurney and Franz Schubert, and Ben performs Strauss's Notturno.


An exerpt from James, Jocelyn and Ben's performance in this year's Festival

James performing at the Oxford Lieder Festival in 2020.


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 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 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.

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

Jocelyn Freeman

Jocelyn Freeman


Award-winning collaborative pianist Jocelyn Freeman is founder-director and curator of SongEasel, a new initiative set up to provide a platform for song in South East London. Her artistry has been described as "outstanding", "brilliant", "sparkling" and "one to watch", including accolades from International Piano Magazine. Her approach to recital programming combines stimulating imagination with discerning curiosity. Engagements have taken her to four ontinents, including television and radio broadcast... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Ben Goldscheider

Ben Goldscheider


Nominated by the Barbican as an ECHO Rising Star, during the 2021/22 season Ben Goldscheider gives recitals at major concert halls including the Concertgebouw, Musikverein, Elbphilharmonie and Koln Philharmonie, including an especially commissioned new work by Mark Simpson. This autumn he makes his debut with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sakari Oramo at the Barbican performing Ruth Gipps Concerto and in 2022 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Ed Gardner at the Royal Festival Hall performing the Knussen Concert... Read Full Biography

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