Songs of Farewell: James Gilchrist, Anna Tilbrook, Choir of New College & Robert Quinney
19 October 2018, 19:30
A very special evening concludes our Parry day, with a rare chance to experience choral music and song side by side in two different and magical venues. In the stunning New College Chapel, the world-renowned Choir performs Parry’s Songs of Farewell; while in the nearby Holywell Music Room, James Gilchrist and Anna Tilbrook perform songs by Parry and Jonathan Dove. At the interval, the two audiences swap places and the same programmes are performed again. Join us in Blackwell Hall on Broad Street for a celebratory glass of wine at the end, to ensure a shared and uplifting experience.
Please note that your ticket will make it clear which venue you should go to first. It will be essential that you follow this order. Festival Passes should start in
New College Chapel.
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Hubert Parry (1848 - 1918)
Hubert Parry (1848 - 1918)Blow, blow thou winter wind from English Lyrics
- Take, O take those lips away from English Lyrics - Set 2
- Dream Pedlary from English Lyrics - Set 12
- Bright Star from English Lyrics - Set 4
Jonathan Dove (b. 1959)
TenorJames 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
PianistAnna 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
ChoirThe Choir of New College Oxford is one of the most celebrated and acclaimed choral groups of the UK. When William of Wykeham founded his ‘New’ College in 1379, a choral foundation was at its heart, and daily chapel services have been a central part of college life ever since. The choir comprises sixteen boy choristers and fourteen adult clerks; the latter a mixture of professional singers and undergraduate members of the college. The pattern set by New College Choir in the 1380s was later adopted by other foundations, and may ... Read Full Biography
OrganistROBERT QUINNEY is the Organist and Tutorial Fellow in Music at New College and Associate Professor at the University Faculty of Music. He was Organ Scholar of King’s College, Cambridge, and subsequently a postgraduate student under John Butt. Since embarking on a full-time performing career in 2000 he has maintained a keen interest in academic music, with a particular research interest in J. S. Bach. This has combined with his performing work in a series of Bach recordings on the Coro label, of which Gramophone wrote: ‘Quinn... Read Full Biography
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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 ...