An English Songbook: Dame Sarah Connolly & Eugene Asti
22 October 2018, 20:00
This event will be broadcast from Saint John the Evangelist
Little introduction is needed for one of today’s great singers, Sarah Connolly, joined by her longstanding duo partner Eugene Asti. They perform an array of wonderful English song, from Bridge to Britten and Holst to Howells.
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Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852 - 1924)A Soft Day (Op. 140) from A Sheaf of Songs from Leinster
Ernest John Moeran (1894 - 1950)Twilight
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958)Love Sight from The House of Life
Ivor Gurney (1890 - 1937)The fields are full
- Thou didst delight my eyes
Sir Arthur Somervell (1863 - 1957)Into my heart an air that kills from A Shropshire Lad
Herbert Howells (1892 - 1983)Goddess of night
Gustav Holst (1874 - 1934)Journey's End
Armstrong Gibbs (1889 - 1960)Sailing Homeward
Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
- ~~~ Interval ~~~
Frank Bridge (1879 - 1941)Journey's End
Michael Tippett (1905 - 1998)
Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)Somnus
- A Sweet Lullaby
Muriel Herbert (1897 - 1984)The Lost Nightingale
Rebecca Clarke (1886 - 1979)The Cloths of Heaven
Sally Beamish (b. 1956)
Frank Bridge (1879 - 1941)Come to me in my dreams (H.71)
Mezzo-sopranoBorn 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
PianistEugene Asti studied at the Mannes College of Music, New York with Jeannette Haien where he earned his B.Mus. and M.A. and subsequently studied piano accompaniment with Graham Johnson at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Eugene currently teaches at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and is Vocal Accompaniment Coordinator at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and regularly gives masterclasses both in the UK and abroad. One of the foremost accompanists of his generation, he has performed with many great arti... Read Full Biography
This event is part of a series:
The 17th Oxford Lieder Festival will celebrate a rich tapestry of music, words and performance in European song. Our Grand Tour of song will showcase the pinnacles of the repertoire while exploring wider cultural and geographical influences. International stars, prize-winning young artists and a wide range of concerts and other related events will take us on this beguiling journey. View the ...