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Paula Murrihy & Sholto Kynoch: Tell Me the Truth About Love

18 March 2022, 7:30pm - 8:45pm

Irish mezzo-soprano Paula Murrihy has been acclaimed throughout Europe and the US for her ‘iridescent’ voice and ‘vocal magic, presence and precision’, and we are thrilled to welcome her to Oxford for the first time this evening. She and pianist Sholto Kynoch present a recital that interweaves Purcell songs with works by Grieg, Robert and Clara Schumann and Britten. The programme, which they will also perform at Amsterdam’s famed Het Concertgebouw, features the radiant poetry of Friedrich Rückert, the poignant and witty words of W.H. Auden in Britten’s Cabaret Songs, Purcell songs including ‘Sweeter than Roses’, and Grieg’s most famous songs, Op.48, that conclude with the rapturous ‘Ein Traum’. 

Emerging Artists

Our commitment to presenting outstanding emerging artists continues, with each evening recital beginning with a 15-minute showcase for an exceptional duo. Our Spring Song Emerging Artists are presented in association with SWAP’ra and highlight the exceptionally rich repertoire of songs by women composers. Tonight's concert begins with outstanding young soprano Natasha Page and pianist Ella O'Neill performing songs by Margarete Schweikert and Rebecca Clarke.

Please note this a 75 minute concert, with no interval.

Festival Suppers

Click here to book your place at tonight's pre-concert festival supper, hosted by our Spring Song partner, the Nosebag.


It’s wonderful to be fully back in person, but we still want to ensure that audience, artists and our team feel safe. Please click here to view our latest COVID-19 policies. We will continuously review our safety measures as the situation progresses and government guidance changes. Do please check this page before your visit for the most up-to-date information.


Watch Paula Murrihy sing 'Parto, parto' from Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito:

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