Rayfield Allied artists Katie Bray, Caitlin Hulcup, Stephan Loges, and Sean Shibe are all delighted to be taking part in the 2020 edition of the Oxford Lieder Festival, 'Connections Across Time'. Due to current restrictions around concert performances, this year’s festival will take place as an entirely virtual event, with audience members able to buy a season pass or tickets for individual events online.
Mezzo soprano Katie Bray returns to the festival on 10 October for a programme of Brahms, Britten and Purcell with pianist William Vann and violist Hélène Clément. Specially curated to complement a study day on ‘Brahms’s Circle and the Musical Past’, they will perform songs by Brahms alongside Britten’s arrangements of Purcell songs, and a special performance of Britten’s Lachrymae on Britten’s old viola. More information on this event here.
Caitlin Hulcup was recently heard singing in the festival’s fundraising event, which was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Wednesday 1 October. You can catch up on the performance here. As part of the festival, she sings alongside violinist Jonathan Stone and pianist Sholto Kynoch in a varied and unique programme featuring music by Rebecca Clarke, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Saint-Saëns and Louis Spohr. The recital takes place at 5:30pm on Monday 12 October and you can find out more here.
On 16 October, Sean Shibe gives a recital with mezzo soprano Lotte Betts-Dean in the Radcliffe Observatory, performing songs of the night and the stars by Dowland, Schubert, Britten, Mompou, de Falla, Debussy and Seiber. More information here.
Stephan Loges also makes a return to the festival to continue along the theme of ‘Beethoven and the Enlightenment’ alongside pianist Eugene Asti. Their programme features songs by Beethoven, CPE Bach, Mozart, Schubert and Haydn, and will take place at 1.15pm on Saturday 17 October. Find out more here.