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Format: 2014-10-25
Format: 2014-10-25
  • Sat, 2014-11-01 19:30
    Handel's Royal Fireworks Music - by candlelight | Belmont Ensemble of London
    Belmont Ensemble of London, Peter G Dyson
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Music for the Royal Fireworks
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Water Music Suite No 1 in F
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Suite No 3 in G from Water Music
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Concerto in C for Two Trumpets
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for Flute and Strings No 2 in G minor, 'La notte'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Symphony No 10 in G
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Canon from Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
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    Sat, 2014-10-25 19:30
    The Choral Pilgrimage 2014: The Voice of the Turtle Dove | The Sixteen
    Harry Christophers, The Sixteen
    Greyfriars Kirk Edinburgh EH1 2QQ
    United Kingdom

    For its 14th Choral Pilgrimage The Sixteen and Harry Christophers revisit the golden age of renaissance polyphony with a stunning programme of music by English composers John Sheppard, Richard Davy and William Mundy.

    Mundy’s monumental work Vox patris caelestis, the text of which comes from the Song of Songs, can be considered as the culmination of the great antiphon tradition, while Sheppard's musical style contains all the grandness of English harmonic invention. This year’s programme includes Sheppard’s glorious seven-part work Libera nos as well as his sublime Gaude, gaude, gaude Maria. Davy is the second most represented of all the composers in the Eton Choirbook and the mere fact that his music survived the Reformation is nothing short of a miracle. It is believed he wrote his monumental O Domine caeli terraeque in the span of a single day during his time at Magdalen College, Oxford.

    Harry Christophers says of the 2014 tour ‘Each one of these works is a real gem just waiting to be discovered by a wider audience. This music is part of our great heritage and I look forward to you joining us on this pilgrimage of discovery.’

    There will be a free pre-concert talk from Harry Christophers and a member of The Sixteen before this concert, exploring the context and performance practice of the repetoire.

    Gaude, Gaude, Gaude Maria Virgo
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    Adolescentulus sum ego
    William Mundy (c1529-1591)
    In manus tuas III
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    O Domine caeli terraeque
    Richard Davy (1465-c1507)
    In manus tuas I
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    Ah, mine heart, remember thee well
    Richard Davy (1465-c1507)
    Vox patris caelestis
    William Mundy (c1529-1591)
    Libera nos I and II
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
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    Sat, 2014-10-25 11:00
    The Schubert Project: Schubert's Life and Times with Graham Johnson
    Alessandro Fisher, Anna Huntley, Benjamin Appl, Geraldine McGreevy, Graham Johnson OBE
    Jacqueline du Pré Music Building Oxford OX4 1DY
    United Kingdom

    Years of maturity but also crisis as the composer becomes ill. Graham Johnson’s chronological exploration of Schubert’s life continues, with singers including Anna Huntley and bright young tenor Alessandro Fisher (an Oxford Lieder Young Artist).

    Schubert's Life and Times Series:

    Part I: Saturday 11 October, 11am
    Part II: Saturday 18 October, 11am
    Part III: Wednesday 22 October, 11am
    Part IV: Saturday 25 October, 11am
    Part V: Saturday 1 November, 11am

    Selected Songs
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    Sat, 2014-11-01 11:00
    The Schubert Project: Schubert's Life and Times with Graham Johnson
    Anna Huntley, Ben Johnson, Benedict Nelson, Geraldine McGreevy, Graham Johnson OBE
    Jacqueline du Pré Music Building Oxford OX4 1DY
    United Kingdom

    Schubert’s final years are the focus of Graham Johnson’s concluding lecture recital. Great creations sprang forth from the composer, whose life was about to be cut short.

    Schubert's Life and Times Series:

    Part I: Saturday 11 October, 11am
    Part II: Saturday 18 October, 11am
    Part III: Wednesday 22 October, 11am
    Part IV: Saturday 25 October, 11am
    Part V: Saturday 1 November, 11am

    Selected Songs
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    Sat, 2014-11-01 19:30
    The Schubert Project:Closing Concert with Kate Royal, Jonathan Lemalu and others
    Jonathan Lemalu, Kate Royal, Mark van de Wiel, Sholto Kynoch
    Church of St John the Evangelist Oxford OX4 1EH
    United Kingdom

    As the Festival draws to a close, we hear masterpieces from the end of Schubert’s life, including ‘The Shepherd on the Rock’ and the settings of Heine from Schwanengesang. Oxford Lieder’s artistic director, Sholto Kynoch, is joined by acclaimed singers Kate Royal, Jonathan Lemalu and others for a fitting finale to this three-week celebration of Franz Schubert.

    To find out more about the 2014 Oxford Lieder Festival 'The Schubert Project: Bringing Schubert's Vienna to Oxford' please refer to our website.

    Selected Songs
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (Shepherd on the Rock)
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    Fri, 2014-10-31 19:30
    The Schubert Project: Aurora Orchestra, Allan Clayton and Ensemble 45
    Allan Clayton, Aurora Orchestra, Ensemble 45, Nicholas Collon
    Church of St John the Evangelist Oxford OX4 1EH
    United Kingdom

    Aurora are hailed in all quarters as one of the most exciting orchestras to emerge in recent years. In this fascinating and varied programme, they provide the Festival’s only foray into orchestral works, including the glorious fifth symphony and the stunning ‘Gesang der Geister’, a Goethe poem set to music for male voices and lower strings.

    Selected Songs
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Gesang der Geister über den Wassern
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Symphony No 5 in B flat
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    Thu, 2014-10-30 19:30
    The Schubert Project: Wolfgang Holzmair (baritone) and Graham Johnson
    Graham Johnson OBE, Wolfgang Holzmair
    Holywell Music Room Oxford OX1 3SW
    United Kingdom

    In the second of his programmes for this year’s Festival, Wolfgang Holzmair is joined by Graham Johnson, moving from the night theme of his earlier programme, to an earlier time; the evening, full of promise as well as foreboding.

    Selected Songs
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    Wed, 2014-10-29 19:30
    The Schubert Project: Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo-soprano) and James Sherlock
    Angelika Kirchschlager, James Sherlock
    Holywell Music Room Oxford OX1 3SW
    United Kingdom

    Angelika Kirchschlager needs little introduction as one of the world’s leading singers. She is joined by James Sherlock, fast establishing himself as an outstanding young pianist. Programme to be announced shortly.

    Selected Songs
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    Tue, 2014-10-28 19:30
    The Schubert Project: Anna Lucia Richter, Christoph Richter and Sholto Kynoch
    Anna Lucia Richter, Christoph Richter, Sholto Kynoch
    Holywell Music Room Oxford OX1 3SW
    United Kingdom

    Anna Lucia Richter has enjoyed a fast rise to stardom and performs the ever-popular ‘Der Hirt auf dem Felsen’ (‘The Shepherd on the Rock’) in the version with cello, performing with her uncle, the world-renowned cellist Christoph Richter.

    Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (Shepherd on the Rock)
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    Mon, 2014-10-27 19:30
    The Schubert Project: Sophie Daneman, Robert Holl, Sholto Kynoch and Ensemble 45
    Ensemble 45, John Mark Ainsley, Robert Holl, Sholto Kynoch, Sophie Daneman
    Holywell Music Room Oxford OX1 3SW
    United Kingdom

    'Fragments of Ancient Poetry Collected in the Highlands of Scotland' was the title of the poetry collection now attributed to James Macpherson, the man who claimed to have discovered these ancient texts. Despite its dubious origins, this collection spread like wildfire over Europe and Schubert set some ten, highly dramatic poems of ‘Ossian’.

    Selected Songs
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)