Sunday 22 March 2020 7:30PM

Iestyn Davies countertenor; Thomas Dunford lute

England’s Orpheus


This concert will be approximately 2 hours in duration, including an interval


Priority Bookings made for our 2019/20 Season Spring concerts are subject to an administration fee of £4.00 per booking.

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  • Iestyn Davies countertenor
  • Thomas Dunford lute

In the countertenor’s collaboration with a leading lutenist, the works of the ‘Orpheus Britannicus’ are placed in the context of his musical predecessors and descendants.

  • Henry Purcell (c.1659-1695)
        • Lord, what is man? (A Divine Hymn) Z192
        • Sweeter than roses Z585
  • Marin Marais (1656-1728)
        • Les Voix Humaines
  • Robert de Visée (c.1655-1732)
        • Chaconne
  • George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
      • Radamisto HWV12
        • Ombra cara di mia sposa
  • John Dowland (1563-1626)
        • Preludium
        • Behold a wonder here
        • Flow my tears
        • Can she excuse my wrongs
        • Lachrimae
        • The Frog Galliard
  • George Frideric Handel
        • Hendel, non può mia musa HWV117
  • Interval
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
        • Cello Suite No. 1 in G BWV1007
    • interspersed with:
  • Henry Purcell
      • Incidental music for Oedipus, King of Thebes Z583
        • Music for a while
  • John Dowland
        • Come again, sweet love doth now invite
  • Henry Purcell
        • O solitude, my sweetest choice Z406
  • George Frideric Handel
      • Saul HWV53
        • O Lord, whose mercies numberless
  • Henry Purcell
        • Now that the sun hath veiled his light (An Evening Hymn on a Ground) Z193

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