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Requiem: Mozart & Schumann

29 October 2016, 16:30



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.


Artist Portrait

Artist Portrait

Rozanna Madylus

Rozanna Madylus

Mezzo-soprano

Described as having “an engaging stage presence” (The Daily Telegraph) and giving “compelling performances, offering fluid line and gripping conviction” (Opera Magazine), British-Ukrainian mezzo-soprano, Rozanna Madylus, has appeared on international stages including English National Opera, Longborough Festival Opera, Waterperry Opera Festival, Garsington Opera, Birmingham Opera Company, Wexford Festival Opera and Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. As an active recitalist, she has performed at The Royal Festival Hal... Read Full Biography
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Josep-Ramon Olivé

Josep-Ramon Olivé

Baritone

Born 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
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Benjamin Nicholas

Benjamin Nicholas

Conductor

Benjamin 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

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This event is part of a series:

The Schumann Project

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...

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