Iestyn Davies

Tue 14 July 2020

Iestyn Davies and Thomas Dunford

Countertenor and Lute

England’s Orpheus

H Purcell Music for a While; Lord, What is Man?; Sweeter Than Roses

M Marais Les Voix Humaines (lute solo)

G F Handel Hendel, non può mia musa (Recit – Aria – Recit – Aria); O Lord whose mercies numberless (from Saul)

J Dowland Preludium (lute solo); Behold, a wonder here; Flow my tears; King of Denmark’s Galliard (lute solo); Can she excuse my wrongs?; Now O Now my needs must part

R de Visée Chaconne (lute solo)

Iestyn Davies is a British countertenor widely recognised as one of the world’s finest singers. He is celebrated for his intelligent musicianship and the beauty and technical dexterity of his voice. Critical recognition of his work can be seen in two Gramophone Awards, a Grammy Award, an RPS Award for Young Singer of the Year, the Critics’ Circle Award and recently an Olivier Award nomination. He was awarded the MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List 2017 for services to music.

Thomas Dunford performs internationally. His first solo CD Lachrimae recorded for the French label Alpha in 2012, was unanimously acclaimed by critics and was awarded the Caecilia prize of 2013. BBC Magazine have dubbed him the ‘Eric Clapton of the lute’.