Sunday 20 March 2022 3:00PM

Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano; Sholto Kynoch piano

Andrew Brixey-Williams, Brahms, Britten and more


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This concert will be approximately 1 hour in duration, without an interval


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  • Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano
  • Sholto Kynoch piano

The founder and director of Oxford Lieder joins with a rising star mezzo for a programme blending the familiar with the unfamiliar – the latter mostly in the shape of items from The Isolation Songbook conceived and collated during lockdown by Helen Charlston and her then fiancé Michael Craddock.

  • Clara Schumann (1819-1896)
      • 6 Lieder Op. 13
  • Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
      • Ständchen Op. 106 No. 1
      • Wie Melodien zieht es mir Op. 105 No. 1
      • Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer Op. 105 No. 2
      • Feldeinsamkeit Op. 86 No. 2
      • Es steht ein Lind WoO. 33 No. 41
  • Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
      • How sweet the answer
  • Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979)
      • Down by the Salley Gardens
  • Andrew Brixey-Williams (b.1956)
      • Abat-jour (from the Isolation Songbook, commissioned by Helen Charlston)
  • Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
      • Oh fair to see Op. 13b
        • As I lay in the early sun
  • Joshua Borin (b.1989)
      • Nature is Returning (from the Isolation Songbook, commissioned by Helen Charlston)
  • Juliana Hall (b.1958)
      • Letters from Edna
        • To Mother
  • Nathan James Dearden (b.1992)
      • the way we go (from the Isolation Songbook, commissioned by Helen Charlston)
  • Stephen Bick (b.1993)
      • On His Blindness (from the Isolation Songbook, commissioned by Helen Charlston)
  • Benjamin Britten
      • The last rose of summer

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