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The Schubert Project: Opening Concert

10 October 2014, 18:30 - 20:30


Concert


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The Sheldonian Theatre

Broad Street
Oxford, OX1 3AZ



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Sarah Connolly CBE mezzo
John Mark Ainsley tenor
Joshua Ellicott tenor
Daniel Norman tenor
James Gilchrist tenor
Neal Davies baritone
William Dazeley baritone
Stephan Loges baritone
Christopher Maltman baritone
Sholto Kynoch piano

An all-star cast of singers come together for a celebratory start to The Schubert Project. Four tenors and four baritones sing well-known Schubert songs, as well as introducing some less familiar masterpieces. For the finale of the concert, they come together as a chorus, joined by inimitable mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly for a performance of the glorious serenade ‘Zögernd leise’.

This concert is a co-promotion with Music at Oxford: www.musicatoxford.com

Programme:

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Geheimnis 'An Franz Schubert' (D491) Gondelfahrer, "Es tanzen Mond und Sterne" (D809) Der Schiffer (D536) Auf der Donau (D553) Der Tod und das Mädchen (D531) Der Vatermörder (D10) Das Grab, "Das Grab ist tief und stille" (D569) Drei Gesänge: L'incanto degli occhi (D902/1) Drei Gesänge: Il traditor deluso (D902/2) Drei Gesänge: Il modo di prender moglie (D903/3) Frühlingsglaube (D686) Im Frühling (D882) Frühlingsgesang (D740) Ganymed (D544) Der Wanderer an den Mond (D870) Der Wanderer (D649) Nacht und Träume (D827) Die Nachtigall (D724) An die Musik (D547) Ständchen, "Zögernd leise" (D920)


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Dame Sarah Connolly DBE

Dame Sarah Connolly DBE

Mezzo-soprano

Born in County Durham, Sarah Connolly studied piano and singing at the Royal College of Music, of which she is now a Fellow. She was made a DBE in the 2017 Birthday Honours, having previously been made a CBE in the 2010 New Year’s Honours. In 2011 she was honoured by the Incorporated Society of Musicians and presented with the Distinguished Musician Award. She is the recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s 2012 Singer Award. Highlights in her 2018/19 season include Fricka Das Rheingold and Die Walküre at Covent Ga... Read Full Biography
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Christopher Maltman

Christopher Maltman

Baritone

Christopher Maltman read biochemistry at Warwick University before studying singing at the Royal Academy of Music. He is a world-renowned Don Giovanni and has sung the role at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; the Salzburg Festival; the Deutsche Staatsoper, Berlin; Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich; Cologne Opera; the Netherlands Opera; the Theatre du Capitole de Toulouse, the Ravinia Festival, San Sebastian Festival, the Edinburgh International Festival, Mostly Mozart New York and in Beijing. He also starred in Kaspar Holten’s film... Read Full Biography
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Stephan Loges

Stephan Loges

Bass-baritone

Born in Dresden, Stephan Logeswas an early winner of the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition. He has given recitals throughout the world, including regular appearances at Wigmore Hall London as well as Carnegie Hall New York, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Vienna Konzerthaus, Klavierfestival Ruhr, La Monnaie Brussels, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Santiago de Compostela, BBC Radio 3, Musée d’Orsay Paris and the Vocal Arts Series in Washington with pianists Graham Johnson, Eugene Asti, Roger Vignoles, Iain Burnside, Simon Lepper... Read Full Biography
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William Dazeley

William Dazeley

Baritone

William Dazeley is a graduate of Jesus College, Cambridge. He studied singing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he received several notable prizes including the prestigious Gold Medal, the Decca/Kathleen Ferrier Prize and the Richard Tauber Prize and won such competitions as the Royal Overseas League Singing Competition and the Walther Grüner International Lieder Competition. William has appeared in many of the world’s opera houses, where roles have included Count Cherubin, Marcello La Bohème, Gugli... Read Full Biography
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Neal Davies

Neal Davies

Bass-baritone

Neal Davies studied at King's College, London and the Royal Academy of Music, and won the Lieder Prize at the 1991 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. He has appeared with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra under Mariss Jansons, BBC Symphony Orchestra under Pierre Boulez, Cleveland and Philharmonia orchestras under Christoph von Dohnányi, Chamber Orchestra of Europe under Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment under Frans Brüggen, English Concert with Harry Bicket, Gabrieli Consort under Paul McCreesh, ... Read Full Biography
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James Gilchrist

James Gilchrist

Tenor

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 Richar... Read Full Biography
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Daniel Norman

Daniel Norman

Tenor

Daniel Norman was a choral scholar at New College Oxford, where he read Engineering. He went on to study in the US and Canada and at the Royal Academy of Music. Concert performances have included Wozzeck with Daniel Harding and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Evangelist in Bach St John Passion at the Royal Festival Hall, Tippett A Child of Our Time with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Northern Sinfonia, Britten Les Illuminations and Mozart Requiem with Noseda and the BBC Philharmonic, Britten Nocturne with Edward Gardner, ... Read Full Biography
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Joshua Ellicott

Joshua Ellicott

Tenor

Lyric tenor Joshua Ellicott was born in Manchester and read music at York University before continuing his vocal studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. There he won a full scholarship to study on the Postgraduate Vocal Study and Opera courses. A milestone in his thriving international career came in 2006 when he won the prestigious International Vocal Competition in 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. As well as the First Prize he claimed a further three prizes for song, opera and finest all-round musicianship... Read Full Biography
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John Mark Ainsley

John Mark Ainsley

Tenor

Cheshire-born John Mark Ainsley, began his musical training in Oxford and continues to study with Diane Forlano. His concert engagements include appearances with the London Symphony under Sir Colin Davis, Rostropovich and Previn, the Concert D’Astrée under Haim, the London Philharmonic under Norrington, Les Musiciens du Louvre under Minkowski, the Cleveland Orchestra under Welser-Moest, the Berlin Philharmonic under Haitink and Rattle, the Berlin Staatskapelle under Jordan, the Rotterdam Philharmonic under Pablo Heras Ca... Read Full Biography
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Sholto Kynoch

Sholto Kynoch

Pianist

Sholto Kynoch is a sought-after pianist who specialises in chamber music and song accompaniment. In addition to a busy performance schedule and a fast-growing discography, he is the founder and director of the Oxford Lieder Festival, the UK’s most renowned song festival, which recently won a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award. In recent years he has appeared at London’s Wigmore Hall, the Palau de la Música in Barcelona, the Berliner Konzerthaus, the Victoria Concert Hall in Singapore, the Opéra de Lille... Read Full Biography

This event is part of a series:

2014 Festival: The Schubert Project

The Schubert Project will be the biggest ever celebration of the life and music of Franz Schubert. At its core is the UK's first ever complete performance of Schubert's songs, alongside a host of other works. Bringing Schubert’s Vienna to Oxford in a dazzling feast of music, art, theatre, food & drink, this three-week festival is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to immerse you...

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