The next Oriel Champagne Concert will be on Friday, 21 October from 8.15pm in the Senior Library. Our performers will be the distinguished Soprano, Elizabeth Llewellyn, with Simon Lepper at the piano, more details below. They will perform songs by Mahler, Strauss and Coleridge-Taylor
Tickets for the concert are priced at £25 each and include a sparkling wine interlude. Orielenses are welcome to bring their guests, to share in what proves to be an excellent evening in College!
Unfortunately due to staffing issues within the College’s catering team, we are unable to offer supper in the Champney’s Room prior to the concert. Guests are therefore advised to make alternate dinner arrangements in Oxford. Please accept our apologies for this.
Since making her operatic debut as Mimi La bohéme at English National Opera, Elizabeth has established herself internationally as an artist of distinction. She has been praised for her “rich, opulent voice” (The Times) as well as for her “beautiful depth of expression and emotional intelligence” (Telegraph).
Elizabeth was awarded an MBE in The Queen’s Birthday Honours 2022, marking her extraordinary contributions and services to classical music across the UK.
Simon read music at King’s College, Cambridge before studying piano accompaniment with Michael Dussek at the Royal Academy of Music and later with Ruben Lifschitz at the Fondation Royaumont. He is a currently professor of collaborative piano and a vocal repertoire coach at the Royal College of Music, London where he also in charge of the collaborative piano course. Since 2003 he has been an official accompanist for the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition.
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