Choral Contemplations: Dame Emma Kirkby
On June 7, 2020, Somerville College Oxford premiered an interview between Emma and Will Dawes, Somerville's Director of Chapel Music. During this wonderful conversation, Emma looks back on her career and her time at Somerville. It includes video clips of some of her favourite performances with The Academy of Ancient Music, The Consort of Musicke, and Jakob Lindberg.
#LiveFromHome: Dame Emma Kirkby Interview
In this video that premiered on May 22, 2020, Emma sits down with VOCES8 Artisitic Director Barnaby Smith. Emma's musings on her career and her approach to singing are interweaved with musical excerpts throughout.
21 July 2019
Appearances on BBC Radio 3 'Essential Classics'
During the week of 15-19 July, Emma was a guest on the BBC Radio 3 programme Essential Classics. Each morning at 10.50, Emma shared brief insights and inspirations. You may listen to the clips on the BBC website for a limited time. (Click below and listen for Emma at around 1 hour, 50 minutes in each of the extended clips.)
25 September 2014
Like everyone else, I grieve for the loss yesterday of Christopher Hogwood, a person to whom I owe an incalculable amount. If anyone missed the programme about him, made for his 70th birthday three years ago, here are some links to it:
31 December 2013
In Praise of the Lute, and of Its Greatest English Master
This year and last, leading up to the 450th anniversary of John Dowland's birth, have been busy and wonderful for me. I have had the luck to be asked to devise four duo recitals of his music, with Jacob Heringman, Jakob Lindberg, Paul O'Dette and Takashi Tsunoda; and to share courses on Dowland with three of those and with David Miller. Read full article.
4 September 2012
Emma Kirkby to Sing at Judith Nelson Memorial Concert
Emma will sing at a concert on 10 September in Berkeley, California to commemorate soprano Judith Nelson. Read more...
11 April 2012
Emma Cancels April US Appearances Due to Laryngitis
Emma is sorry to report that she must miss her scheduled appearances in California and Oregon due to laryngitis and a cough. Read more...
27 January 2011
News of Emma's Forthcoming Award of the Queen's Medal for Music
Immediately after Emma performed at last night's birthday celebration for Roy Goodman, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, the Master of the Queen's Music (a post like that of the Poet Laureate) came onto the stage to announce that Emma is to be the sixth recipient of the Queen's Medal for Music. The Medal rewards an individual who has had a major influence on the musical life of the UK. The Queen presents the medal in person in a ceremony at the palace, usually on or around 22 November, St Cecilia's Day (the patron saint of music) and also the birthday of Benjamin Britten. The award was first made in 2005, when the recipient was conductor and composer Sir Charles Mackerras. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.
26 January 2011
Roy Goodman's 60th Birthday Concert!
Tonight at 7.30pm, Emma will take part in a special evening at St. John's, Smith Square, London SW1. Click here for more information...
15 December 2010
2010: A Year in Review
Emma recalls favourite moments of the past year — people, places and concerts — and sends season's greetings. Includes photos.