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Iestyn Davies
sings Bach 1

With the Academy of Ancient Music and Richard Egarr
Tuesday 22 August 2017
The Queen's Hall

Academy of Ancient Music
Richard Egarr Director / Keyboards
Iestyn Davies Countertenor

Telemann Ouverture in D TWV 55 D15
Bach Wiederstehe doch der Sünde BWV 54
Telemann Trio in E flat TWV42 Es1
Bach Gott soll allein mein Herze haben BWV 169

With his vocal finesse, his flawless tone and the disarming directness of his performances, English countertenor Iestyn Davies is one of today’s true vocal stars, both on the opera stage and in the concert hall.

The Academy of Ancient Music is one of the world’s most exceptional period-performance ensembles, and under the galvanising baton of Music Director Richard Egarr, has been widely praised for its fresh, vivid music-making.

They come together for two special concerts at the 2017 International Festival, celebrating the cantatas for solo countertenor by Bach.

In this first concert, Davies contrasts the dramatic Wiederstehe doch der Sünde and its dire warnings about sin with the joyful Gott soll allein mein Herze haben. Two instrumental works by Telemann, by turns imposing and intimate, complete the programme.

This concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3

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  • Running time: 
    1hr 45mins approx (one interval)


The Queen's Hall

85-89 Clerk Street



Academy of Ancient Music
Richard Egarr Director / Keyboards
Iestyn Davies Countertenor

Telemann Ouverture in D TWV 55 D15
Bach Wiederstehe doch der Sünde BWV 54
Telemann Trio in E flat TWV42 Es1
Bach Gott soll allein mein Herze haben BWV 169

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Academy of Ancient Music
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Richard Egarr

Iestyn Davies
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This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

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Centre Stalls: £32.50
Rear stalls: £28.50 £12 £9
Side stalls: £28.50 £23 £20 £9
Centre gallery: £32.50 £28.50 £23
Side gallery: £23 £12 £9

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