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Iestyn Davies
sings Bach 2

With the Academy of Ancient Music and Richard Egarr
Thursday 24 August 2017
The Queen's Hall

Academy of Ancient Music
Richard Egarr Director / Keyboards
Iestyn Davies Countertenor

Telemann Ouverture TWV 55 B5 'Les Nations'
Bach Vergnügte Ruh’, beliebte Seelenlust BWV 170
Bach Geist und Seele wird verwirret BWV 35

Iestyn Davies joins legendary British period-performance ensemble the Academy of Ancient Music for the second of two International Festival concerts celebrating the solo countertenor cantatas by Bach. Almost miniature sacred dramas, Bach’s absorbing cantatas are both deeply spiritual and full of drama and sparkling wit.

Davies and the Academy under flamboyant Music Director Richard Egarr contrast the exquisitely poetic Vergnügte Ruh’, beliebte Seelenlust, a touching meditation on Christ’s death, with the infectious joyfulness of Geist und Seele wird verwirret and its celebrations of the might of God.

Ensemble and conductor open the concert with Telemann’s humorous travels through Portugal, Switzerland, Turkey, Russia and beyond in his captivating ‘Les Nations’ Ouverture.

This concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3


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  • Running time: 
    1hr 45mins approx (one interval)

Venue

The Queen's Hall

85-89 Clerk Street
Edinburgh
EH8 9JG

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Academy of Ancient Music
Richard Egarr Director / Keyboards
Iestyn Davies Countertenor

Telemann Ouverture TWV 55 B5 'Les Nations'
Bach Vergnügte Ruh’, beliebte Seelenlust BWV 170
Bach Geist und Seele wird verwirret BWV 35


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Academy of Ancient Music
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Richard Egarr
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Iestyn Davies
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This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

The 2018 International Festival will be available to browse online in the spring.

Tickets

Centre Stalls: £32.50
Rear stalls: £28.50 £12 £9
Side stalls: £28.50 £23 £20 £9
Centre gallery: £32.50 £28.50 £23
Side gallery: £23 £12 £9

Current discounts

Students: 30% OFF
Senior citizens: 30% OFF
Unemployed: 30% OFF
BECTU, Equity, MU: 30% OFF
Under 18s: 50% OFF
Young Scot cardholders: 50% OFF