Tuesday 27 September 2022 7:30PM

The English Concert; Harry Bicket director; Hilary Cronin soprano; Iestyn Davies countertenor; Hugh Cutting countertenor; Ashley Riches bass-baritone

Blow and Purcell


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


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  • The English Concert
  • Harry Bicket director
  • Hilary Cronin soprano
  • Iestyn Davies countertenor
  • Hugh Cutting countertenor
  • Ashley Riches bass-baritone

Music by the English Orpheus and his own teacher - who both encouraged and survived him - performed by a leading period-instrument orchestra and a group of established singers, joined by a young countertenor who won first prize in the 2021 Kathleen Ferrier Awards, the first performer of his voice type to do so.

  • Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
      • My beloved spake Z28
  • John Blow (1648-1708)
      • Chaconne in G
  • Henry Purcell
      • My heart is inditing Z30
  • Interval
  • Henry Purcell
      • Chacony in G minor Z730
      • Now that the sun hath veiled his light (An Evening Hymn on a Ground) Z193
        • (arranged by Harry Bicket)
      • Now Does the Glorious Day Appear (Ode for Queen Mary's Birthday) Z332

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