Iestyn Davies countertenor, Thomas Dunford lute – CANCELLED

March 19, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Forum Theatre, Malvern Theatres
Grange Rd
Malvern, WR14 3HB

This concert has been cancelled

Iestyn Davies countertenor

Thomas Dunford lute

Iestyn Davies and Thomas Dunford are performing for Malvern Concert Club 19th March 2020‘England’s Orpheus’

  • Henry Purcell – Lord, What is Man?
  • Henry Purcell – Sweeter than Roses
  • Marin Marais – Les Voix Humaines
  • Robert de Visse – Chaconne in D Minor
  • Handel – Ombra Cara (from Radamisto)
  • John Dowland – Praeludium / A Dream
  • John Dowland – Behold a Wonder Here
  • John Dowland – Flow My Tears
  • John Dowland – Can She Excuse My Wrongs
  • John Dowland – Lachrimae
  • John Dowland – The Frog Galliard
  • Handel – ‘Hendel, non puo mia musa’ HMV 117
  • Henry Purcell – Music For a While
  • Bach – Cello Suite No1 in G Major: 1 Prélude
  • Dowland – Come Again Sweet Love
  • Bach – Cello Suite No 1 in G Major: II Allemande
  • Purcell – O Solitude
  • Bach – Cello Suite No 1 in G Major: III Courante
  • Bach – Cello Suite No 1 in G Major: IV – Sarabande
  • Handel – Oh Lord Whose Mercies Numberless
  • Bach – Cello Suite No 1 in G Major: V. Minuet 1 – VI Minuet II
  • Bach – Cello Suite No 1 in G Major: VII Gigue
  • Purcell – Evening Hymn

Iestyn Davies MBE is a British countertenor widely recognised as one of the world’s finest singers celebrated for the beauty and technical dexterity of his voice and intelligent musicianship. Iestyn began his singing life as a chorister at St John’s College, Cambridge. Later, after graduating, he studied at the Royal Academy of Music, of which he is now a Fellow.

In 2015 he delighted London theatre audiences singing the role of Farinelli in the play Farinelli and the King. His range encompasses opera, oratorio and solo recitals, the latter in a regular association with Thomas Dunford.

Born in Paris, Thomas discovered the lute at the age of nine. He completed his studies in 2006 at the Paris Conservatoire, when he obtained a unanimous 1st Prize with honours, continuing his studies at the Schola Cantorum in Basel. In 2003, Thomas gave his first performance playing the role of the lutenist in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night on stage at the Comédie-Française. Since then, Thomas has played recitals throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia.

Each musician has received numerous awards for his performances, both live and on CD. ‘Davies possesses one of the most refined and lucent countertenor voices, with flawless intonation, ease and beauty across its range and not even a hint of shrillness…. Davies is a natural match for the English Renaissance lute-song repertory, and Dunford, who has a similarly delicate approach to his instrument, matched him phrase for phrase. In repertory that is so soft, requiring careful listening, the two musicians held the audience spellbound and still.’ (The Washington Post)

Ticket prices

Adult £21.50, Student under 21 in full-time education £6
Prices include a £1 contribution towards Malvern Theatres’ Heritage Fund.

Malvern Theatres also charge a booking fee of 12%, except for members of the Theatres’ own Gold, Silver and Bronze membership schemes. Please apply to the Theatres for details. Prices including the fee are £24.08 and £6.72 (students).