Fretwork and Iestyn Davies
Purcell & Nyman: Music after Awhile
Oct 30, 2019 7:30pm
Venue Christ Church Cathedral
Cost $40 + promo code discount
Purcell & Nyman: Music after Awhile.
British Countertenor Iestyn Davies is widely recognized as one of the best countertenors in the world and one of the finest interpreters of early and contemporary song repertoire.
Iestyn Davies is a British countertenor widely recognized 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 Davies’ work with English composer Michael Nyman, the songs of Henry Purcell, and a new commission by Canadian composer Jon Wild, 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 Christ Church Cathedral, the Pacific Baroque Festival, and Early Music Vancouver (EMV)
6:45 pm: Enjoy a pre-concert talk the night of the concert.
Tickets can be purchased in advance in person at Cathedral Office (930 Burdett), Munro’s Books, Ivy’s Book Shop or on the website through Ticket Rocket
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