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Lunch with Fauré & Schubert: James Gilchrist & Anna Tilbrook

20 October 2015, 12:10 - 13:00

Lunchtime Recital

This event will be broadcast from Holywell Music Room

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James Gilchrist tenor
Anna Tilbrook piano

Today’s lunchtime concert includes Fauré’s best-loved cycle, La bonne Chanson, settings of Paul Verlaine, as well as a selection of Schubert songs.


Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Settings of Ludwig Hölty (1748-1776)

Klage an den Mond
Die Mainacht
An den Mond (‘Geuss lieber Mond’)

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Settings of Paul Verlaine (1844-1896)

Clair de lune, Op. 46, no. 2
Spleen, Op. 51, no. 3
Prison, Op. 83, no. 1

La bonne chanson, Op. 61

  1. Une sainte en son auréole
  2. Puisque l'aube grandit
  3. La lune blanche
  4. J'allais par des chemins perfides
  5. J'ai presque peur, en vérité
  6. Avant que tu ne t'en ailles
  7. Donc, ce sera par un clair jour d'été
  8. N'est-ce pas?
  9. L'hiver a cessé

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
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Anna Tilbrook

Anna Tilbrook


Anna Tilbrook has collaborated with many leading singers and instrumentalists including Ian Bostridge, Lucy Crowe, Sarah Tynan, Barbara Hannigan, Emma Bell, Nick Daniel, Natalie Clein, Philip Dukes and Guy Johnston, as well as the Fitzwilliam, Carducci, Sacconi, Elias, Navarra and Barbirolli String Quartets. Since her debut at the Wigmore Hall in 1999 she has become a regular artist at all the leading concert halls and festivals. She has also accompanied Jose Carreras, Angela Georghiu and Bryn Terfel in televised concerts. Anna regularly coa... Read Full Biography

This event is part of a series:

2015 Festival: Singing Words: poets and their songs

Singing Words: Poets and their Songs celebrates the glorious and varied poetry of song and emphasises this unique meeting of words and music. Following the triumph of last year’s ‘The Schubert Project’ and our recent Royal Philharmonic Society Award, we are pleased to present another stellar array of world-renowned artists in the heart of Oxford. Many of the programmes are bas...

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