Thursday 8 December 2022 7:30PM

Iestyn Davies countertenor; Lea Desandre mezzo-soprano; Jupiter; Thomas Dunford director, lute

Eternal Heaven


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


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  • Iestyn Davies countertenor Artist in Residence
  • Lea Desandre mezzo-soprano
  • Jupiter
  • Thomas Dunford director, lute

With two star vocal guests, highlights from Handel’s oratorios form the focus for this welcome visit by the leading French lutenist and his ensemble.

  • Supported by the Rubinstein Circle
  • George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
      • Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne (Eternal source of light divine) HWV74
        • Eternal source of light divine
      • Theodora HWV68
        • With Darkness
      • The Choice of Hercules HWV69
        • Yet can I hear that dulcet lay
      • Hercules HWV60
        • Joys of freedom, joys of pow'r
      • Theodora HWV68
        • As with rosy steps the Morn
      • Semele HWV58
        • Despair no more shall wound me
      • Solomon HWV67
        • Will the sun forget to streak
      • Susanna HWV66
        • To my chaste Susanna's praise
      • Saul HWV53
        • O Lord, whose mercies numberless
      • Joseph and his Brethren HWV59
        • Prophetic raptures swell my breast
      • Theodora HWV68
        • Thither let our Hearts aspire
  • Interval
      • Suite in D minor HWV437
        • III. Saraband
      • Semele HWV58
        • Prepare then, ye immortal choir
        • Hence, Iris, hence away
      • The Triumph of Time and Truth HWV71
        • Guardian angels, oh, protect me
      • Occasional Oratorio HWV62
        • Fly from the threat'ning vengeance, fly
      • Semele HWV58
        • You've undone me
      • Esther HWV50
        • Who calls my parting soul from death
      • Semele HWV58
        • No, no! I'll take no less
        • But hark! the heav'nly sphere turns round
      • Theodora HWV68
        • To Thee, Thou glorious Son of worth

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