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Festival Finale

29 October 2016, 19:30


Concert


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Saint John the Evangelist

Iffley Road,
Oxford,
OX4 1EH



After a packed and thrilling fortnight, The Schumann Project draws to a close with a star cast and a wonderful programme. Two of Schumann's cycles for four singers and piano are at the heart of tonight's performance. The Minnespiel, Op. 101, sets poems of Schumann's beloved Friedrich Rückert, in a series of eight solos, duets and quartets. The Spanische Liebeslieder, Op. 138, follows a similar pattern, but with the ensemble including four hands at the piano; an inspiration for Brahms's later Liebeslieder Walzer. Together with other songs and duets, they form a fitting and uplifting send-off to the Festival.

Festal supper will be available from 6:30pm every evening (except Thursday 20th). Enjoy a delicious hot main meal and side dish between the afternoon and evening recitals for just £11. Our food partners this year are the Vaults & Garden Café, The Oxford University Club, and St Stephen’s House. Please book by midnight the day before by clicking here.


Artist Portrait

Ailish Tynan

Ailish Tynan

Soprano

Ailish Tynan trained at Trinity College, the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. She was a Vilar Young Artist at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, a BBC New Generation Artist and in 2003, representing Ireland, she won the Rosenblatt Recital Prize at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World. In opera she established herself with roles including Gretel, Hansel & Gretel, Madame Cortese Il viaggio a Reims, Marzellina Fidelio and Madame Podtotshina’s Daughter in Shostakovich’s ... Read Full Biography
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Kitty Whately

Kitty Whately

Mezzo-Soprano

Kitty Whately trained at Chetham’s School of Music, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and the Royal College of Music International Opera School. She won both the Kathleen Ferrier Award and the 59th Royal Overseas League Award in the same year, and was part of the prestigious Verbier Festival Academy where she appeared as Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro and in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy. Kitty was a BBC New Generation Artist from 2013-15, during which time she recorded her debut solo album This Other Eden, made recordings w... 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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Jacques Imbrailo

Jacques Imbrailo

Baritone

A regular at many of the most prestigious opera houses throughout the world, baritone Jacques Imbrailo has collaborated with conductors, directors and orchestras of the highest calibre and is one of the most in demand artists of his generation. In the 2019/20 season, highlights for Imbrailo include his role debut as Marcello in Barrie Kosky’s production of La Boheme at the at the Komische Oper Berlin, Albert Werther at the The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, his house debut at The Bolshoi Theatre as Aeneas Dido and Aeneas, and a r... 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:

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...