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Spring Song 2022

17th - 20th March 2022

We're thrilled to announce our spring festival, Spring Song, which sees us back fully in person at the Holywell Music Room and in the superb new concert hall at Trinity College, with a four-day feast of song recitals, study events, auditions for our new and enhanced Young Artist Programme, and more. We cannot wait to see you there!

Thursday 17th March

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2:00 PM

The Oxford Lieder Young Artist Programme Audition Recitals (Day One - Part One)

17 Mar 2022 14:00 | The Levine Building, Trinity College

Listen throughout the day to the best emerging professionals from around the UK, seeking to be Oxford Lieder Young Artists. Between six and eight exceptional duos will be selected following 25-minute audition recitals. These recitals will run throughout the 17th and 18th of March, with breaks after every two recitals. You are welcome to dip in and out between sessions.  14:0...
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7:00 PM

The Oxford Lieder Young Artist Programme Audition Recitals (Day One - Part Two)

17 Mar 2022 19:00 | The Levine Building, Trinity College

For more information and to book tickets, click here.   Listen throughout the day to the best emerging professionals from around the UK, seeking to be Oxford Lieder Young Artists. Between six and eight exceptional duos will be selected following 25-minute audition recitals. These recitals will run throughout the 17th and 18th of March, with breaks after every two recitals. You...

Friday 18th March

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10:30 AM

The Oxford Lieder Young Artist Programme Audition Recitals (Day Two - Part One)

18 Mar 2022 10:30 | The Levine Building, Trinity College

Listen throughout the day to the best emerging professionals from around the UK, seeking to be Oxford Lieder Young Artists. Between six and eight exceptional duos will be selected following 25-minute audition recitals. These recitals will run throughout the 17th and 18th of March, with breaks after every two recitals. You are welcome to dip in and out between sessions. 10:30 Angh...
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2:00 PM

The Oxford Lieder Young Artist Programme Audition Recitals (Day Two - Part Two)

18 Mar 2022 14:00 | The Levine Building, Trinity College

For more information and to book tickets, click here.   Listen throughout the day to the best emerging professionals from around the UK, seeking to be Oxford Lieder Young Artists. Between six and eight exceptional duos will be selected following 25-minute audition recitals. These recitals will run throughout the 17th and 18th of March, with breaks after every two recitals. ...

Spring Song Supper

Suppers

18 Mar 2022 17:30 | The Nosebag

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7:30 PM

Paula Murrihy & Sholto Kynoch: Tell Me the Truth About Love

Evening

18 Mar 2022 19:30 | Holywell Music Room

Irish mezzo-soprano Paula Murrihy has been acclaimed throughout Europe and the US for her ‘iridescent’ voice and ‘vocal magic, presence and precision’, and we are thrilled to welcome her to Oxford for the first time this evening. She and pianist Sholto Kynoch present a recital that interweaves Purcell songs with works by Grieg, Robert and Clara Schumann and Britten. The ...

Saturday 19th March

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11:30 AM

Forgotten Voices: Women Composers in Song / Margarete Schweikert (Part One)

Study Event

19 Mar 2022 11:30 | The Levine Building, Trinity College

Presented in association with SWAP’ra This year’s Spring Song focuses on women composers, the countless gifted figures who vanished from our recital stages. Over the course of four lecture-recitals, with an array of exceptional artists curated and led by the ever-brilliant Natasha Loges, we will celebrate and explore songs by four composers: Hedwige Chrétien, Margarete...
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2:00 PM

James Gilchrist & Eric McElroy: A Short Story of Falling

Lunchtime

19 Mar 2022 14:00 | Holywell Music Room

World-renowned tenor James Gilchrist is joined by rising star pianist-composer Eric McElroy in this special lunchtime concert that features the world premiere of Eric McElroy’s setting of the Oxford Professor of Poetry Alice Oswald, ‘A Short Story of Falling’, commissioned by Oxford Lieder in 2021 and postponed due to illness. James and Eric also include songs by Lennox Berkel...
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4:00 PM

Forgotten Voices: Women Composers in Song / Elizabeth Maconchy (Part One)

Study Event

19 Mar 2022 16:00 | The Levine Building, Trinity College

For more information and to book tickets, click here. Natasha Loges speaker Kate Kennedy speaker James Gilchrist tenor Keval Shah piano Denied a scholarship from the Royal College of Music for being a woman who ‘will only get married and never write another note’, Elizabeth Maconchy (1907-1994) became one of the most substantial and respected ...

Spring Song Supper

Suppers

19 Mar 2022 17:30 | The Nosebag

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7:30 PM

Mary Bevan & Anna Tilbrook: Voyages (dans la lumière)

Evening

19 Mar 2022 19:30 | Holywell Music Room

Mary Bevan is one of today’s most exciting singers, hailed as ‘simply spectacular’ and a former winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artist Award. Her debut solo disc ‘Voyages’ explored the music of eminent French composers and the settings they wrote for the poems of Charles Baudelaire. For this recital, joined by masterful pianist Anna Tilbrook,...

Sunday 20th March

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11:00 AM

Song Club

20 Mar 2022 11:00 | The Levine Building Café, Trinity College

Join us for the very first Oxford Lieder Song Club: a lively and informal discussion group, meeting to chat about songs, recordings and performances, led by writer and broadcaster Richard Wigmore. This session will be in two parts. Part One will explore settings of the text ‘Erlkönig’. Part Two will compare two of Clara Schumann&r...
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2:00 PM

Forgotten Voices: Women Composers in Song / Hedwige Chrétien (Part Two)

Study Event

20 Mar 2022 14:00 | The Levine Building, Trinity College

Presented in association with SWAP'ra This year’s Spring Song focuses on women composers, the countless gifted figures who vanished from our recital stages. Over the course of four lecture- recitals, with an array of exceptional artists curated and led by the ever-brilliant Natasha Loges, we will celebrate and explore songs by four composers: Hedwige Chrétien, Margarete ...
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4:00 PM

Forgotten Voices: Women Composers in Song / Johanna Müller-Hermann (Part Two)

Study Event

20 Mar 2022 16:00 | The Levine Building, Trinity College

For more information and to book tickets, click here.   Natasha Loges speaker Leah Broad speaker James Atkinson baritone Anna Tilbrook piano   Johanna Müller-Hermann (1878-1941) was an Austrian composer, who studied with Zemlinsky and was later theory and composition tutor at the New Vienna Conservatory. She was hugely well known in the first ...

Spring Song Supper

Suppers

20 Mar 2022 17:30 | The Nosebag

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7:30 PM

Brindley Sherratt & Julius Drake: Schubert, Brahms and English Song

Evening

20 Mar 2022 19:30 | Holywell Music Room

Brindley Sherratt is one of the world’s leading basses, appearing on major opera and concert stages around the globe. He and equally renowned pianist Julius Drake bring Spring Song 2022 to a close with glorious bass songs by Schubert and Brahms, and a selection of songs by English composers including Finzi, Gurney and Howells. The programme begins with the last of our Emerging A...