Requiem: Mozart & Schumann
29 October 2016, 16:30
This event will be broadcast from Merton College Chapel
On the eve of All Saints, and following last year's tremendously successful Fauré Requiem , the choir of Merton College is joined by outstanding soloists (all alumni of the oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform) to perform movements from the Mozart and Schumann Requiems, both written at the very end of the composers' lives. The programme aso includes the profoundly moving Requiem für Mignon, Schumann's setting of Goethe for choir and orchestra, and some of the Mignon Lieder.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)Es tönt ein voller Harfenklang (Op. 17 no.11) from Vier Gesänge
- Gesang aus Fingal (Op. 17 no.4) from Vier Gesänge
Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
SopranoBritish soprano Rosalind Coad studied at the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music. She was a Bach Kohn Scholar and a member of Academy Song Circle, an elite group of young recitalists, and won the Oxford Lieder Young Artists Platform award 2013. Rosalind was a Scottish Opera Emerging Artist for the 2014-15 season which included her performing Karolka Jenufa and Ordinary Person in James MacMillan’s Inés de Castro. Subsequent engagements for the company include Fiordiligi Cosi fan Tutte for their small-scale to... Read Full Biography
Mezzo-sopranoRozanna was born in Leicestershire, England, of Ukrainian descent. She graduated from The Royal Academy of Music, London, in July 2014, where she was recipient of The Karaviotis Scholarship, Sir Charles Mackerras Award and Carr Gregory Trust Award. She attended the Georg Solti Accademia in the summer of 2013 and was awarded The Karaviotis Prize at Les Azuriales Young Artist Competition, Nice, France, in August 2012. In May 2012 she won a place on the Young Artist Platform at The Oxford Lieder Festival and has since performed at various recit... Read Full Biography
BaritoneBorn in Barcelona in 1988, Josep-Ramon Olivé started his musical studies in the Escolania of Montserrat where apart from receiving both vocal and choral training he studied piano and cello. He finishes his bachelor’s degree on Choral Conducting (2010) and Singing (2012) in the ESMuC (Higher School of Music of Catalonia) with Josep Vila and Johan Duijck, and mezzo-soprano Mireia Pintó respectively. In 2014 he achieves a Singing Masters and in 2016 finishes the Opera Course both at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama ... Read Full Biography
ConductorBenjamin Nicholas is Reed Rubin Organist & Director of Music at Merton College, Oxford and Principal Conductor of The Oxford Bach Choir. As a conductor, he has appeared with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Mozart Players, The BBC Singers and The Holst Singers in works such as Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius, Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony, Holst’s Savitri and Duruflé’s Requiem. During Benjamin’s time at Merton, the annual Pass... Read Full Biography
This event is part of a series:
The Schumann Project: 14-29 October 2016 The fifteenth Oxford Lieder Festival will be the Schumann Project, a unique survey of Schumann's complete songs. The Schumann Project will explore Schumann's life and times, his friends and contemporaries, his influences and his legacies, and his literary and artistic interests. This two-week feast of song will feature Oxford Lieder's trad...