A collaboration between Early Music Vancouver, the Pacific Baroque Festival, the Victoria Conservatory of Music, and Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria.
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
Iestyn Davies, counter-tenor
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
No Time in Eternity (2016)
Fantazy No. 7 in C minor (1680)
Fantazy No. 11 in G major (1680)
Music for a while
Music after a While (2018)
The Evening Hymn
Balancing the books (1999)
Fantazy No. 6 in F major (1680)
Fantazy upon one note (1680)
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
Tickets for the Pacific Baroque Series concerts at the Cathedral can be purchased:
By calling the Ticket Rocket Box Office: 1.855.842.7575
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
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.