My Heart is Like a Singing Bird: Mary Bevan, Nicky Spence & William Vann
19 October 2018, 13:05
Oxford, OX1 3AZ
Our lunchtime concert today explores the songs of Parry, but also the music of those who influenced him – notably Johannes Brahms – contemporaries such as Stanford, and those who followed in his footsteps, including Vaughan Williams and Ireland.
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Hubert Parry (1848 - 1918)My True Love Hath My Heart from English Lyrics - Set 1
Sir William Sterndale Bennett (1816 - 1875)Maienthau (Op.23 no.2)
Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)Die Mainacht (Op.43 no.2)
- So laß uns wandern! (Op.75 no.3)
Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852 - 1924)O mistress mine from The Clown's songs from 'Twelfth Night'
Hubert Parry (1848 - 1918)Blow, blow thou winter wind from English Lyrics
- Through the Ivory Gate from English Lyrics
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958)Summum bonum
John Ireland (1879 - 1962)The trellis
Hubert Parry (1848 - 1918)On a time the amorous Silvy from English Lyrics
- Nightfall in Winter from English Lyrics
- My heart is like a singing bird from English Lyrics
Hubert Parry (1848 - 1918)From a City Window from English Lyrics
Gustav Holst (1874 - 1934)The Heart Worships
Frank Bridge (1879 - 1941)The Last Invocation (H.136)
Hubert Parry (1848 - 1918)The Sound of Hidden Music from English Lyrics
Herbert Howells (1892 - 1983)An Old Man's Lullaby
SopranoPraised by 'Opera' for her “dramatic wit and vocal control” in stand-out performances on opera and concert platforms, Mary Bevan enjoys huge success in baroque, classical, and contemporary repertoire, and appears regularly with leading orchestras and ensembles around the world. In the 2018/19 season, Bevan debuts at the Royal Danish Opera as Bellezza in Il Trionfo del tempo e del desinganno, and appears in concert with the BBC Symphony, BBC Concert Orchestra at the Proms, and with Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and the CBSO in t... Read Full Biography
TenorHailed by the Daily Telegraph as ‘a voice of real distinction,’ Nicky Spence is fast emerging as ‘one of our brightest young tenors.’ An artist of great integrity, Nicky Spence’s unique skills as a singing actor and the rare honesty in his musicianship are steadfastly earning him a place at the top of the profession. Nicky’s 2017/18 Season includes two important debuts, at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden for From the House of the Dead, and at Teatro Real for Pirzel in Die Soldaten. Other highlight... Read Full Biography
PianistGramophone, reviewing Purer than Pearl, Albion Records’ latest disc of Vaughan Williams song, reserved “a special word of praise for William Vann’s deft pianism”. A multiple-prize winning conductor and accompanist, William performs with a host of major singers and instrumentalists across the world and is the founder and Artistic Director of the London English Song Festival. Born in Bedford, he was a Chorister at King's College, Cambridge and a Music Scholar at Bedford School. He subsequently read law and took u... 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 ...