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14. SongPath: Jess Dandy & Joanna Harries

17 October 2022, 10:30 - 12:00

Song Connections

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Oxford Botanic Garden

Rose Lane

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SongPath’s outdoor interactive events unite musicians, experts on the natural world and mental health professionals. In the glorious autumnal colours of the 400-year-old Botanic Garden, they unearth a wealth of nourishing connections to the world around us through music, poetry and science. Singers and SongPath co-founders Jess Dandy and Joanna Harries will be joined by guest musicians and speakers as they journey from flowerbeds to fountains, exploring the connective power of walking, talking and music-making together.


The event duration is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.


(Online bookings only)

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Tickets will be issued as eTickets by default. Printed tickets are available on request, for an additional fee.

Artist Portrait

Jess Dandy

Jess Dandy


Noted for her “velvety richness” (The Independent) & “commanding” tone (Seen and Heard International), Cumbrian contralto Jess Dandy is rapidly making a name for herself as one of the UK’s most promising young singers. Last season saw her debuts as alto soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at Carnegie Hall, New York; Palau de la música catalana, Barcelona, & Harris Theater, Chicago. All formed part of an international tour with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the Orchestra révolutionnaire e... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Joanna Harries

Joanna Harries


Born in New Zealand and raised in Wales, mezzo-soprano Joanna Harries is a 2021/22 Young Artist at the National Opera Studio in London. She was a choral scholar at Cambridge University and went on to train at the Royal Northern College of Music and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (Alexander Gibson Opera Studio). A previous Britten-Pears Young Artist, a Handel House Talent artist and an Opera Prelude Young Artist, Joanna is also an Emerging Artist for the Royal Opera House’s “Opera Dots” programme for children. In o... Read Full Biography


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Festival Passes

Seating Area A
Full Festival Pass
Week 1 Festival Pass (Friday 14 - Saturday 22 inclusive)
Seating Area B
Full Festival Pass

This event is part of a series:

Oxford Lieder Festival: 14 - 29 October 2022

The 21st Oxford Lieder Festival, Friendship in Song: An Intimate Art, invites you to explore song as an art form that grew up among friends, often at special and sociable gatherings, and inspired many composers’ most personal and profound works. We explore friendships between composers, poets and performers, recreate the intimate atmosphere of the salon, and generally enjoy a festive sp...

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