Iestyn Davies countertenor
The English Concert
JS Bach ‘Bereite dich Zion’ from Christmas Oratorio BWV248
‘Schließe mein Herze’ from Christmas Oratorio
Wassenaer Concerto Armonico No.8 in E flat
Buxtehude Jubilate Domino
Locatelli Concerto grosso Op.1 No.8
JS Bach Cantata Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust BWV170
Early music ensemble The English Concert is joined by renowned theatrical countertenor Iestyn Davies in Hawksmoor’s glorious Christ Church Spitalfields.
Together they perform lyrical and timeless works by JS Bach and Buxtehude, featuring Bach’s cantata for solo countertenor Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust, alongside intricate concertos by less familiar composers the Dutch Wassenaer and Italian Locatelli. They also embrace the season with excerpts with countertenor arias from his much-loved Christmas Oratorio.
Supported by Bircham Dyson Bell and Rawlinson & Hunter
Running time: 1hr 30min, including a 20min interval
Leila’s Shop bar will be providing refreshments before the performance and during the interval. You can pre-order drinks and light bites with your tickets. View the menu.