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Friday 14th October

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3. Helen Charlston & Toby Carr: Battle Cry

  • Helen Charlston
  • Toby Carr

Rush Hour

14 Oct 2022 17:00 | The Sheldonian Theatre

For the first of our lute-song recitals, Helen Charlston, a BBC New Generation Artist, and Toby Carr present Battle Cry, a programme taken from their recent, acclaimed disc of the same name on Delphian Records. The programme rebalances the 17th-century obsession with female abandonment and lament, incorporating works by Purcell, Monteverdi, Barbara Strozzi and their contemporaries, as well...

Wednesday 19th October

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28. Claire Booth: Life & Love

  • Claire Booth

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19 Oct 2022 17:15 | The Levine Building, Trinity College

Soprano Claire Booth is another illustrious Trinity College alumnus (see previous event), and as well as being a hugely well-known singer, she is an accomplished pianist. She gives the second in our series of self-accompanied recitals, with a programme that includes Schumann’s evergreen cycle Frauenliebe und -leben. She also performs songs by the Venezuelan-born French composer Reynaldo H...

Thursday 20th October

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34. Vincent Kusters, Charlie Bo Meijering: International Lied Festival Zeist Partnership

  • Vincent Kusters
  • Charlie Bo Meijering

Rush Hour

20 Oct 2022 17:15 | The Levine Building, Trinity College

As a key part of our artistic exchange with prominent international song festivals, we are proud to host each other’s Young Artists, and in this instance to showcase the best emerging Dutch talent via the International Lied Festival Zeist. PRACTICAL INFORMATION All our seating is unreserved; please arrive in good time to take your seat. For groups of more than 10, please phone or ...

Friday 21st October

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39. Anna Dennis, Nicholas Daniel, Richard Gowers: Love & Endings

  • Anna Dennis
  • Nicholas Daniel
  • Richard Gowers

Rush Hour

21 Oct 2022 17:15 | Holywell Music Room

A stellar trio of artists blend old and new, with songs and instrumental works from the Baroque era by Telemann and others alongside our second world premiere today; Love & Endings by Elena Langer, the British-Russian composer whose works are described as having ‘vitality and brilliance’ (International New York Times) and an ‘immediate emotional impact’ (Daily T...

Sunday 23rd October

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47. Birgid Steinberger, Julius Drake: Schubert & the Sounds of Vienna

  • Julius Drake
  • Birgid Steinberger

Rush Hour

23 Oct 2022 17:00 | Holywell Music Room

Birgid Steinberger makes an overdue and very welcome return to the Festival, with pianist Julius Drake, for this programme of songs influenced by the many styles of music that surrounded Schubert in his native Vienna. Hummable popular tunes, humble street buskers (perhaps grinding a mournful hurdy-gurdy), working songs, harvest songs and other styles of music-making all find their way into Schu...

Monday 24th October

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5:00 PM

52. Jessica Cale, Hamish Brown: Ferrier Award Winners

  • Hamish Brown
  • Jessica Cale

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24 Oct 2022 17:00 | Holywell Music Room

Generously supported by the Kathleen Ferrier Memorial Scholarship Fund Jessica Cale won First Prize at the 2020 Kathleen Ferrier Awards, when pianist Hamish Brown, a former Oxford Lieder Young Artist, also won the Accompanist Prize. PRACTICAL INFORMATION All our seating is unreserved; please arrive in good time to take your seat. For groups of more than 10, please phone or email the ...

Tuesday 25th October

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56. Stuart Jackson, Jocelyn Freeman, George Strivens: The Country of Larks

  • Stuart Jackson
  • Jocelyn Freeman
  • George Strivens

Rush Hour

25 Oct 2022 17:00 | Holywell Music Room

Stuart Jackson and Jocelyn Freeman are two renowned artists with an exceptional and longstanding partnership. Today, they are joined by hornist George Strivens for a performance of Julian Philips’ The Country of Larks, commissioned by Oxford Lieder in 2021 and postponed due to illness. They also include Schubert’s Auf dem Strom and Britten’s Canticle No.3. PRACTICAL ...

Wednesday 26th October

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5:00 PM

61. Castalian String Quartet: Death and the Maiden

  • Castalian String Quartet

Rush Hour

26 Oct 2022 17:00 | Holywell Music Room

Presented in association with the Faculty of Music, University of Oxford The Castalian String Quartet, Hans Keller String Quartet in Residence at the University of Oxford, is fast becoming one of the most in-demand quartets internationally. They perform an all-Schubert programme, including some song arrangements and finally the Death and the Maiden quartet, one of the most dramatic...

Thursday 27th October

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66. Irene Mas Salom, Marc Serra: LIFE Victoria Partnership

  • Irene Mas Salom
  • Marc Serra

Rush Hour

27 Oct 2022 17:00 | Holywell Music Room

Presented in association with the LIFE Victoria Festival, Barcelona We continue our collaboration with the LIFE Victoria Festival in Barcelona as we welcome two of their Young Artists. The prize-winning soprano Irene Mas Salom and pianist Marc Serra already enjoy a busy recital schedule together, and they perform a wonderful programme of songs by Grieg and Poulenc, as well as the Catalan com...

Friday 28th October

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70. Norma Winstone, Tony Kofi, Ankita Saxena, Will Bartlett: Larkin Songs

  • Norma Winstone
  • Tony Kofi
  • Ankita Saxena
  • Will Bartlett

Rush Hour

28 Oct 2022 17:00 | Holywell Music Room

The acclaimed jazz pianist and composer Will Bartlett has written a jazz-infused song cycle setting the poetry of Philip Larkin in celebration of the poet’s centenary. The cycle has recently been recorded on a new album, The Soundless Dark on the Jellymould Jazz label, by Will and legendary jazz singer Norma Winstone. We are thrilled to host their a...

Saturday 29th October

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75. The Girl Choristers and Lower Voices of Merton College, Benjamin Nicholas: Fauré Requiem

  • Oxford Choir of Merton College
  • Benjamin Nicholas

Rush Hour

29 Oct 2022 17:00 | Merton College Chapel

It has become something of a closing-day tradition to have a performance of a Requiem, as All Souls’ Day approaches, given by one of Oxford’s leading choirs. The Girl Choristers and Lower Voices of Merton College perform Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem, an immensely profound piece that is arguably his most popular work. Songs for harp and voice are also included in this co...