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Martin Peters Memorial Concert

01 May 2019, 20:00 - 21:00


Concert

Evening


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Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church,
St. Aldates,
Oxford



Martin Peters, who died five years ago this April, was a much-loved member of the Oxford Lieder team, who established and ran our projects in local schools for many years, as well as our residential Mastercourse. This is a celebratory memorial concert for Martin: an opportunity for the many people he knew and whose lives he touched - from the Oxford Bach Choir and the Cathedral Singers, to Benson School where he was headmaster until 2004, around Oxford and beyond - to come and enjoy music together and chat over a drink afterwards.

The concert will raise funds for Oxford Lieder's creative projects in local schools, something Martin was passionate about and was instrumental in creating. We are enormously grateful to tonight's artists, all of whom knew Martin personally and professionally, for waiving their fees in support of Oxford Lieder's work with young people.


Programme to include:

Franz Schubert: Rondo in A major for piano duet; 'An die Musik' and 'An Silvia'

Johannes Brahms: Violin Sonata in G major (1st mvt)

And songs by Vaughan Williams, Strauss, Britten and Mahler


The concert will last approximately one hour, without interval. Drinks will be served afterwards and are included in the ticket.


Programme


Artist Portrait

Jessica Dandy

Jessica Dandy

Contralto

Jess Dandy studied at Trinity College, Cambridge and Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she held a fellowship and graduated with distinction. She was the winner of the London Bach Society Singers Prize 2017 and the 2018 Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform. Jess is co-founder with mezzo-soprano, Joanna Harries, of the SongPath initiative, founded to promote walking and music-making in the context of mental health, by exploring the routes and roots of the local landscape. Her concert appearances have included Samson (Micah) w... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Daniel Norman

Daniel Norman

Tenor

Daniel Norman was a choral scholar at New College Oxford, where he read Engineering. He went on to study in the US and Canada and at the Royal Academy of Music. Concert performances have included Wozzeck with Daniel Harding and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Evangelist in Bach St John Passion at the Royal Festival Hall, Tippett A Child of Our Time with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Northern Sinfonia, Britten Les Illuminations and Mozart Requiem with Noseda and the BBC Philharmonic, Britten Nocturne with Edward Gardner, ... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Wilf Norman

Wilf Norman

Treble

Wilfred Norman is a pupil in year 8 at The Cherwell School and is a chorister in Radley College Chapel Choir. He sang the role of Midshipman in Billy Budd at the St Endellion Festival. He has recently been awarded a music scholarship to Radley where he will continue his studies in singing, cello and piano. He is a keen cyclist and a brown belt in karate.
Artist Portrait

Jonathan Stone

Jonathan Stone

Violinist

British violinist Jonathan Stone is an internationally acclaimed chamber musician, soloist, concertmaster and director. As soloist and chamber musician, highlights of this season include appearances at the Larzac, North Norfolk, Battle, Ironstone and Marryat Players chamber music festivals, as well as the Oxford Lieder Festival. In May 2019, he appears as a guest artist with the Nash Ensemble to record Fanny Mendelssohn’s string quartet, and in January 2020 he returns to Wigmore Hall as violinist of the Phoenix Piano Trio. Jonath... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Libby Burgess

Libby Burgess

Pianist

Libby Burgess is a prize-winning pianist dedicated to the fields of song and chamber music, collaborating regularly with some of the finest singers and instrumentalists of her generation. Her diverse schedule ranges from song recitals in the UK’s major concert halls and festivals, to chamber music in obscure venues around the country or appearances on Radio 3. Libby is the founding Artistic Director of New Paths, a major festival of concerts and outreach events in Yorkshire, and is Co-Artistic Director with pianist Martin Roscoe of the... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

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