Latest News

Ailish Tynan
Categories

We are delighted that Ailish Tynan, Gweneth Ann Rand and Neil Balfour all feature in the 20th Anniversary Oxford Lieder Festival, Nature’s Songbook.

16 October
Neil Balfour joins Kitty Whately, Nicky Spence and Anna Tilbrook for a recital celebrating the works of Stephen Sondheim.

19 October
Ailish Tynan and Libby Burgess perform a programme based on birdsong, including works by Schubert, Grieg, Handel, Judith Weir – indispersed with birdsong quotes by renowned recorder player Ian Wilson.

20 October
Gweneth Ann Rand and Simon Lepper perform a programme including Strauss’ Vier letzte Lieder and works by Schoenberg, George Crumb and Florence Price.

Gweneth Ann Rand and Ailish Tynan will perform as part of Wigmore Halls recently ammounced concert series in the run up to Easter.

2 March
Gweneth Ann Rand and Simon Lepper will perform a programme of Barber, Messiaen and Wagner.

12 March
Ailish Tynan will perform Der Hirt auf dem Felsen with Steven Osborne and Jean Johnson as part of Steven Osborne’s 50th Birthday Concert.

17 March
Ailish Tynan, Robin Tritschler and James Baillieu will perform in a special concert for St Patrick’s Day, including some of the most beloved traditional folksongs which reflect the cultural ties between the two nations. Adrian O’Neill, the Ambassador of Ireland to Great Britain, will introduce the concert with a message of friendship from the Irish government.

All concerts are available to watch online on the Wigmore Hall website and YouTube channel on the day of performance and for 30 days.

Ailish Tynan returns to Wigmore Hall on 17 June for a lunchtime concert with pianist Iain Burnside. Their wide-ranging programme includes arrangements of Irish songs by Herbert Hughes and Grieg’s stormy Six Songs. Their finale is a song that has recently become popular as an anthem to staff of the NHS working on the front line against the Coronavirus pandemic.

This concert at Wigmore Hall forms part of a series of lunchtime concerts every weekday in June, in collaboration with BBC Radio 3. Performed to a empty auditiorium, audience members can listen live on radio, or watch a live stream on the Wigmore Hall website.

Ailish Tynan features on Airs from another planet, a new recording of chamber music and song by Judih Weir, with the Hebrides Ensemble. On this recording Ailish performs Weir’s song cycles Nuits d’Afrique and Really?

Nuits d’Afrique was conceived as a companion piece to Maurice Ravel’s Chansons madécasses, and was dedicated to Ailish when it was written in 2015, with the premiere at Wigmore Hall in 2017. She also performed these two song cycles on a concert tour with the Hebrides Ensemble earlier this year.

Weir: Airs from another planet
Label: Hyperion Records
Code: DCD34228
Release date: 25 November 2019

Ailish Tynan joins the Royal Ballet for the world premiere of Medusa, a new ballet from choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Cherkaoui is the Artistic Director of Royal Ballet of Flanders and of his own company, Eastman, and is Associate Artist at Sadler’s Wells. Medusa is set to a mix of electronic music and songs by Purcell, sung by Ailish and countertenor Tim Mead, with the orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

Medusa is part of a triple bill featuring works also featuring Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour and Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern.

Performances from 8 May, with a live cinema broadcast on 16 May.

Ailish Tynan returns to Wigmore Hall for a programme of January red letter days – the birthdays of ten composers, five poets, and two great songs, and the deaths of two composers and nine poets. In this programme, devised by Graham Johnson, Ailish performs works by Britten, Wolf and Delibes and others.

Ailish is joined by mezzo-soprano Anna Huntley, baritone Benjamin Appl, bass William Thomas, pianist Graham Johnson, and actor Shalisha James-Davis.

The recital takes place on 24 January.

Ailish Tynan makes her debut performance of Britten’s War Requiem this week at the National Concert Hall in Dublin. The performance features the massed forces of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, RTÉ Philharmonic Choir and Choristers of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and is conducted by David Brophy.

The concert on 9 November will be broadcast live on RTÉ lyric fm.

Ailish Tynan makes her Swedish recital debut at the Konserthuset Stockholm on Wednesday 7 March, with pianist Magnus Svensson.

Her programme includes works by Judith Weir, Judith Bingham, Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber and Herbert Hughes.

Following this, on 11 March, at the University of Sheffield, she will perform a recital with Simon Lepper – The Short Straw, a programme of Nursery rhymes, fairy tales and fables… for grown ups!

Ailish Tynan joins the Manchester Camerata for the Mozart Requiem with performances in Manchester and Sheffield, conducted by Gábor Takács-Nagy and Jean-Claude Picard respectively.

31 January – Bridgewater Hall with the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
3 February – Sheffield City Hall with the Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus

Ailish Tynan returns to the airwaves to present Saturday Classics on BBC Radio 3. In the first of two broadcasts, on 25 November, she shares some of her favourite moments in opera, including music by Handel, Mozart, Humperdinck, Wagner, Richard Strauss, Janáček and Britten.

Ailish, will also present the programme on 9 December.

Ailish Tynan sings Vaughan Williams Dona nobis pacem on the latest CD release by King’s College, Cambridge. Conducted by Stephen Cleobury the recording features the Britten Sinfonia and Choir of King’s College, Cambridge.

Vaughan Williams: Dona nobis pacem & Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Label: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Code: KGS0021
Release date: 3 November 2017

Ailish Tynan appears at Proms in the Park Scotland for the BBC as part of the Last Night of the Proms celebrations around the UK.

She will perform with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Stephen Bell. Also appearing are Jason Manford, Karen Matheson and Claire Teal, with BBC Radio Scotland presenter Jamie MacDougall.

The first part of Proms in the Park Scotland will be broadcast live on BBC2 Scotland, with a complete broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland.

Ailish Tynan performs Una poenitentium in Mahler’s Eighth Symphony with the Dresden Philharmonie at the new concert hall at the Kulturpalast in Dresden.

The performances on 25 and 27 August mark the opening of the 2017/18 season, and are conducted by the orchestra’s Principal Conductor, Michael Sanderling.