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Friday 14th October

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7:30 PM

4. Kate Royal, Christine Rice & Julius Drake: Brahms, Schumann & Weill

  • Julius Drake
  • Kate Royal
  • Magnus Walker
  • Eunji Han
  • Christine Rice

Evening

14 Oct 2022 19:30 | The Sheldonian Theatre

Generously supported by Freeths Solicitors Our Opening Night recital brings together three great artists and a wonderful selection of songs, in the stunning setting of Christopher Wren's Sheldonian Theatre. Kate Royal is one of the world’s best-known sopranos, who last appeared at the Festival in a memorable, sell-out recital in 2018. We are thrilled to welcome the equally celeb...

Saturday 15th October

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8:00 PM

8. Thomas Oliemans: Schubert Winterreise

  • Thomas Oliemans

Evening

15 Oct 2022 20:00 | Holywell Music Room

Thomas Oliemans is well known to Oxford Lieder audiences as a masterful baritone, having appeared numerous times at the Festival with the pianist Malcolm Martineau. But Thomas is also a pianist, and has recently given recitals accompanying himself, reviving a lost tradition of the singer-pianist. In tonight’s programme – the first of three Festival concerts following this ...

Sunday 16th October

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7:00 PM

13. Patricia Petibon & Susan Manoff: Bernstein, Poulenc, Satie, Granados

  • Susan Manoff
  • Patricia Petibon

Evening

16 Oct 2022 19:00 | Holywell Music Room

Patricia Petibon is one of the world’s most exciting sopranos, described by The Guardian as ‘a genuine maverick’ and ‘beguiling’ with a voice that is ‘a mixture of muslin and steel’. We welcome her to Oxford for the first time with the peerless pianist Susan Manoff. They perform a programme including works by Bernstein, Poulenc, Satie, Granados and othe...

Monday 17th October

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7:15 PM

18. Christopher Purves & Choir of The Queen's College, Oxford: The Catch Club

  • Oxford Choir of the Queen’s College
  • Christopher Purves

Evening

17 Oct 2022 19:15 | Freud

A drinking club with music, or a music club with drinking? The ‘Noblemen and Gentlemen’s Catch Club’ was founded in 1761; a more down to earth version of its elegant cousin, the Academy of Ancient Music. With scant regard for historical accuracy, we recreate the essence of these social occasions, with music by Purcell, Arne, Boyce and others, including those whose bawdy texts ...

Tuesday 18th October

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7:30 PM

24. James Gilchrist & Anna Tilbrook: 25 years of Friendship in Song

  • James Gilchrist
  • Anna Tilbrook

Evening

18 Oct 2022 19:30 | Holywell Music Room

James Gilchrist and Anna Tilbrook gave their first recital together 25 years ago, and have enjoyed a prolifically fruitful and prestigious musical partnership ever since. Their many memorable performances at the Festival across the years have made them firm friends of the Oxford Lieder audience. For this celebratory programme, they include repertoire from the earliest days of their collaboratio...

Wednesday 19th October

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7:30 PM

29. Marie-Laure Garnier, Célia Oneto Bensaid, Quatuor Hanson: La bonne Chanson

  • Marie-Laure Garnier
  • Célia Oneto Bensaid
  • Hanson Quartet

Evening

19 Oct 2022 19:30 | Holywell Music Room

We are thrilled to welcome back the astonishing duo of Marie-Laure Garnier and Célia Oneto Bensaid, who have given two memorable concerts for us in recent years. Tonight, they are joined by one of France’s most exciting emerging quartets, Quatour Hanson. Fauré’s La bonne Chanson, one of the centrepieces of the French song repertoire, is at the heart of the pr...
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30. Lotte Betts-Dean, Natalie Burch: Valentin Silvestrov's Quiet Songs

  • Philip Ross Bullock
  • Natalie Burch

Evening

19 Oct 2022 21:45 | Holywell Music Room

To conclude today’s events, we turn to the Quiet Songs of the leading Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov. This monumental cycle, nearly two hours long, is a contemporary masterpiece. Tonight we will hear a substantial part of the cycle performed by Lotte Betts-Dean (a former Oxford Lieder Young Artist) and Natalie Burch, with a 15-minute introduction given by Philip Ross Bullock....

Thursday 20th October

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7:30 PM

35. Schubert & Co.: An 1822 Schubertiade

  • Sholto Kynoch
  • Schubert & Co.

Evening

20 Oct 2022 19:30 | Holywell Music Room

Schubert & Co. is an ensemble formed by Oxford Lieder’s Artistic Director, Sholto Kynoch, and a company of renowned singers, who come together to recreate the original spirit of the ‘Schubertiade’. Gathered around the piano, they perform glorious partsongs that were often some of the composer’s most personal works, as well as solo songs. Expect an informal and celebr...

Friday 21st October

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7:30 PM

40. Sir Thomas Allen, Anna Dennis, Hugh Cutting, James Atkinson et al.: A Poet’s Love

  • Thomas Allen
  • Anna Dennis
  • Sholto Kynoch
  • Meghan Cassidy
  • James Atkinson
  • George Ireland
  • Caroline Taylor
  • Hugh Cutting
  • Kristina Blauman

Evening

21 Oct 2022 19:30 | Holywell Music Room

Presented in partnership with BeethovenFest Bonn 2022 is the 75th anniversary of the twinning of the cities of Oxford and Bonn and so this is an especially apt moment to launch a new international partnership with the BeethovenFest Bonn. Their Artistic Director, Steven Walter, devised this tantalising programme that will be performed at both festivals, blending poets’ differing perspec...

Saturday 22nd October

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5:30 PM

43ii: Iestyn Davies, Thomas Dunford: Lute Song Series: John Dowland

  • Thomas Dunford
  • Iestyn Davies

Evening

22 Oct 2022 17:30 | Worcester College Chapel

Presented in association with Worcester College We take a brief but wonderful diversion from our Schubert Weekend to welcome this star duo, who complete the Festival’s series of intimate lute-song recitals. They perform a programme of songs by John Dowland, the great master of song-writing in the early seventeenth century. Due to the limited capacity of Worcester College Chapel and ...
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7:45 PM

44. Mark Padmore, Till Fellner: Schubert Songs

  • Mark Padmore
  • Till Fellner

Evening

22 Oct 2022 19:45 | Saint John the Evangelist

This is the last of Mark Padmore’s performances as our 2022 Artist in Residence, before he leads the Mastercourse through the Festival’s second week. For this all-Schubert recital, he is joined by the distinguished Austrian pianist Till Fellner, who plays with ‘natural ease, eloquence and impeccable artistry’ (The Times).  PRACTICAL INFORMATION All our seati...

Sunday 23rd October

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7:30 PM

48. Werner Güra, Christoph Berner: Schubert Ballads

  • Werner Güra
  • Christoph Berner

Evening

23 Oct 2022 19:30 | Saint John the Evangelist

The German tenor Werner Güra has always had song at the heart of his varied and prestigious career. His many recordings with the pianist Christoph Berner have all won prizes and garnered acclaim, and the duo have performed together in all the leading recital venues. We are delighted to welcome them to Oxford for the first time as part of our Schubert Weekend. Their programme of Schubert ba...

Monday 24th October

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7:30 PM

53. Roderick Williams, Susie Allan: The Distant Beloved

  • Susie Allan
  • Roderick Williams

Evening

24 Oct 2022 19:30 | Saint John the Evangelist

Roderick Williams needs little introduction as one of the foremost baritones of today. He and pianist Susie Allan perform Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte, a cycle of six songs setting the poet Alois Jeitteles, and the inspiration for many subsequent song composers. They also include groups of songs by Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel and Josephine Lang, setting poetry by Goethe, Heine, Lenau an...

Tuesday 25th October

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7:30 PM

57. Camilla Tilling, Paul Rivinius: The Swedish Nightingale

  • Camilla Tilling
  • Paul Rivinius

Evening

25 Oct 2022 19:30 | Saint John the Evangelist

The Swedish soprano Jenny Lind (1820-1887) was one of the most celebrated singers of all time and a close friend of innumerable composers, artists and writers, including the Schumanns, Felix Mendelssohn, Chopin, Berlioz, Meyerbeer and Hans Christian Andersen. She settled in London and taught at the Royal College of Music. Camilla Tilling, who was a recipient of the Jenny Lind Scholarship early ...

Wednesday 26th October

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7:30 PM

62. Christoph Prégardien, Julian Prégardien, Michael Gees: Father and Son

  • Christoph Prégardien
  • Michael Gees
  • Julian Prégardien

Evening

26 Oct 2022 19:30 | Saint John the Evangelist

Join us for an extraordinary evening with this father-and-son duo! Christoph Prégardien is well known to Oxford Lieder audiences for his many astonishing and insightful performances across the years at the Festival. We are delighted to welcome him back this year with his son, Julian Prégardien, who also enjoys a stellar international reputation. They are joined by the pianist Mich...

Thursday 27th October

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7:30 PM

67. Dorothea Röschmann, Malcolm Martineau: Schumann Liederkreis

  • Malcolm Martineau
  • Dorothea Röschmann

Evening

27 Oct 2022 19:30 | Saint John the Evangelist

The Grammy Award-winning soprano Dorothea Röschmann is one of the world’s leading singers, recently described as ‘absolutely magnificent’ (The Herald). With pianist Malcolm Martineau, she has given two sensational recitals at previous Festivals and we are thrilled to welcome them both back. They include Schumann's settings of Eichendorff, the Liederkreis op....

Friday 28th October

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7:30 PM

71. Carolyn Sampson, Joseph Middleton: Music for a While

  • Joseph Middleton
  • Carolyn Sampson

Evening

28 Oct 2022 19:30 | Saint John the Evangelist

Carolyn Sampson’s appearances with Joseph Middleton are always a highlight of the Festival. At the heart of tonight’s programme are works by Benjamin Britten and Francis Poulenc, who were friends and mutual admirers. Carolyn and Joseph continue today's celebration of the Philip Larkin centenary (see also Event 70) with Five Larkin Songs by the leading composer Huw Watkins, writt...

Saturday 29th October

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76. Dame Sarah Connolly, Eugene Asti: Brahms, Schumann, Strauss, Mahler

  • Eugene Asti
  • Sarah Connolly

Evening

29 Oct 2022 19:30 | Saint John the Evangelist

It’s always a special occasion when Sarah Connolly appears at the Festival, and we’re delighted to welcome her and Eugene Asti for this year’s closing concert. For this wonderful finale, they bring a programme of Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms – coming full-circle from our opening night! – as well as songs by a young, still-Romantic Arnold Schoenberg and ...