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‘Till it has loved’: American Art Song in Recital

September 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Watch live on YouTube.

A TORCH live online concert with Nadine Benjamin and Nicole Panizza.


Luigi Zaninelli

Seven Epigrams of Emily Dickinson (2003) – 12.15 mins

Had I pleasure you had not

Who knows where our hearts go

I trust this sweet May Morning

We wouldn’t mind the sun dear

I am studying music now

Till it has loved

You might not know I remembered you

Lori Laitman

Early Snow: Three Poems of Mary Oliver (2003) – 10 mins

Last Night the Rain Spoke to me

Blue Iris

Early Snow

Samuel Barber – Op.13 – 6 mins

Sure on this Shining Night  (James Agee) (1938)

Nocturne (Frederic Prokosch)  (1941)

3 Songs by Black American composers – c. 9 mins

Love Let The Wind Cry (Undine S. Moore/Sappho – 1977) – 3.9 mins

Night (Florence B. Price/ Louise C. Wallace – 1946) – 2.05 mins

For You There Is no Song (H. Leslie Adams/ Edna St. Vincent Millay – 1977) – 3 mins

Sylvia Glickman

Black Cake A Recipe by Emily Dickinson  (1976) – 6 mins


British lyric soprano Nadine Benjamin is a charismatic and versatile artist who is in increasing demand on both the operatic stage and the concert platform. She is also developing great renown as an exponent of song, in particular Verdi, Strauss and contemporary American song. Nadine released her debut solo album ‘Love and Prayer’ in 2018 and was an English National Opera Harewood Artist from 2018-2020 where she performed roles such as Musetta in La bohème. She was also the winner of the inaugural Robert Presley Verdi Prize with Fulham Opera. 

Nicole Panizza has emerged as one of the UK’s leading recitalists, scholars, and educators. A Fulbright Award recipient and Harvard University research fellow, she completed her Doctoral studies with Roger Vignoles at the Royal College of Music (London, UK). She has since gained international renown for her inter-medial research regarding American song, and the creative exploration of the text-music partnership. Her specialism encompasses the life and work of the poet Emily Dickinson; incorporating performance, publication, and initiatives that promote international engagement and readership. She is the Artistic Director of The Panizza Dynasty Project; and is a creative partner of The International Centre for American Music (Florence, Italy), and Emergence Music in collaboration with soprano Nadine Benjamin. She currently holds the positions of Assistant Professor, Music (Coventry University, UK); Research Associate of TORCH/Oxford Song Network (University of Oxford, UK); the International Women’s Song Forum, and is a board member of the Emily Dickinson International Society, the Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival, and the London Song Festival.

Supported by The Oxford Song Network, with many thanks to Wadham College for supporting this event. A Big Tent! Live Event as part of the Humanities Cultural Programme.


September 23
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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