We’re delighted to begin an exciting new collaboration between Fairlight Hall and the Oxford Lieder Festival. OLF is the UK’s biggest and most renowned festival of classical song, and the recipient of a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award. As well as presenting many of the world’s greatest musicians in Oxford each October, Oxford Lieder supports the very brightest artists of the new generation both at the Festival and further afield throughout the year. Over the course of the year, Oxford Lieder’s artistic director – the pianist Sholto Kynoch – will introduce exceptional emerging professional singers to Fairlight, in a range of programmes designed to appeal to all and to showcase brilliant young voices and glorious music. Sholto will give a spoken introduction to each programme, and there will be a chance to meet the artists informally over coffee after each of the performances. Concerts last approximately one hour: the perfect way to pass a Sunday morning.

Concert 4

Rowan Pierce soprano
Sholto Kynoch piano

Soprano Rowan Pierce has not long left the Royal College of Music, where she was the recipient of the prestigious President’s Award, and she has already been described as ‘dazzling’ by the Guardian and ‘heart-piercing’ by the Independent. She is currently appearing on various major stages around Europe, both in opera and as a committed song recitalist.

On this occasion, we enjoy a morning of English song, with a delightful array of composers ranging from Roger Quilter to Ivor Gurney to Percy Grainger, interspersed with works by the father of English song, Henry Purcell. A treasure trove of wonderful and wide-ranging poetry and music.


Tickets £10 including coffee and cake