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Iestyn Davies & Ensemble Guadagni

Wednesday 19 August 2015

Iestyn Davies Countertenor

Richard Egarr Harpsichord
Pamela Thorby & Tabea Debus Recorders
Bojan Čičić & Sophie Gent Violins
Huw Daniel Violin / Viola
Alison McGillivray Viola da gamba
William Carter Theorbo / Baroque guitar

Orpheus Britannicus: The Music of Henry Purcell

York-born Iestyn Davies has rapidly established himself as one of the world’s great countertenors, and indeed one of today’s finest singers of any range. He has been widely praised for the finesse and eloquence of his singing, his flawless, multi-hued voice, and the simple directness of his spellbinding interpretations.

He is joined by early music expert Richard Egarr and a fine international ensemble of period-instrument performers for a recital of exquisite music from the English Baroque, focusing on the remarkable songs of Henry Purcell, including the rousing ‘Strike the viol’ from Come Ye Sons of Art and the poignant ‘Fairest Isle’ from Purcell’s semi-opera King Arthur.

This concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3

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  • Running time: 
    1 hour and 45 minutes approximately

The Queen's Hall Series is supported by

Edinburgh International Festival Benefactors

Supported by

Mr Hedley G Wright



Iestyn Davies Countertenor

Richard Egarr Harpsichord
Pamela Thorby & Tabea Debus Recorders
Bojan Čičić & Sijie Chen Violins
Huw Daniel Violin / Viola
Alison McGillivray Viola da gamba
William Carter Theorbo / Baroque guitar

Orpheus Britannicus: The Music of Henry Purcell


Find out more about Iestyn Davies

Twitter: @iestyn_davies




Iestyn Davies & Ensemble Guadagni | Scotsman review

August 20th 2015

dazzling ★★★★★

Read the full review here (WOW247)

Review by: 

David Kettle
The Scotsman

Iestyn Davies & Ensemble Guadagni | Herald Scotland review

August 19th 2015

flawless, full-bodied, arresting ★★★★

Read the full review here (Herald Scotland)

Review by: 

Kate Molleson
Herald Scotland

Photo: Benjamin Ealovega

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

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Centre stalls: £30
Rear stalls: £27
Side stalls: £27 £22 £19
Centre stalls: £30 £27
Side gallery: £22
Limited view: £11
No view seats: £8.50

Current discounts

Under 18s: 50% off
Students: 50% off
Young Scot card holders: 50% off
Senior citizens: 50% off
Unemployed: 50% off
Equity card holders: 50% off
MU card holders: 50% off