PURCELL & NYMAN: MUSIC AFTER A WHILE

WITH IESTYN DAVIES & FRETWORK

Wednesday October 30, 2019 at 7:30PM - Christ Church Cathedral

Pre-concert talk at 6:45PM with Ian Alexander and Richard Boothby for ticketholders

 

Free interview at 12PM with Robert Holliston and Iestyn Davies - open to everyone

PERFORMERS

Iestyn Davies, counter-tenor

Fretwork

PROGRAMME

Iestyn Davies is a British countertenor widely recognised as one of the world’s finest singers, celebrated for the beauty and technical dexterity of his voice as well as for his impeccable musicianship. Simply put, he is one of the best countertenors in the world, performing regularly in lead roles at the world’s most important opera houses (the Metropolitan Opera, the Glyndebourne Festival, and Covent Garden). While widely respected as an opera singer, he is also valued as one of the finest interpreters of early and contemporary song repertoire. This concert highlights his work with English composer Michael Nyman and the songs of Henry Purcell, all accompanied by Fretwork, England’s celebrated viol consort. Expect bold harmonies, wondrous inventions, and melodies that will haunt your dreams – whether from the 17th century or the 21st.

A collaboration with Pacifc Opera Victoria

Michael Nyman
No Time in Eternity (2016)

 

Henry Purcell
Fantazy No. 7 in C minor (1680)
Fantazy No. 11 in G major (1680)
Music for a while

Nyman
Music after a While (2018)

 

Purcell
The Evening Hymn

INTERMISSION

Nyman
Balancing the books (1999)
If (1995)
Why (1995)

 

Purcell
Fantazy No. 6 in F major (1680)
Fantazy upon one note (1680)

Nyman
The Self-Laudatory Hymn of Innanna and her Omnipotence (1992)

To view/download this programme, click here

“His countertenor voice… is clear, effortless and warm. Cleanly executed ornamental figures emerge naturally from longer lyrical lines… The music hurtles through daring emotional shifts, with fiery outbursts one moment and achingly confused expressions the next. Mr. Davies sang it overwhelmingly.” – The New York Times

PURCHASING TICKETS

Tickets for the Pacific Baroque Series concerts at the Cathedral can be purchased:

 

Online Here

 

By calling the Ticket Rocket Box Office:​ 1.855.842.7575 

In person:

  • At the Ticket Rocket Box Office (1050 Meares Street) 

  • Or at the Cathedral Office (930 Burdett Avenue)

  • And at the following outlets:

    • Ivy’s Bookshop: 2188 Oak Bay Ave

    • Munro’s Books: 1108 Government St

GETTING TO CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL

Parking Information

The Cathedral is located on Quadra Street at Rockland Avenue. 

Street parking is available on Quadra Street, Burdett Avenue, and Rockland Avenue, as well as at the south entrance to the Cathedral off Burdett.

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