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Iestyn Davies & Ensemble Guadagni

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.

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

Davies 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

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




19 August 2015

  • The Queen's Hall (Show on map)
  • 105 minutes
  • £8.50 - £30*

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