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lestyn Davies & Dunedin Consort
lestyn Davies & Dunedin Consort
  • Event 17: Bach Countertenor Arias
  • Wednesday 8 July 6.30pm
    lestyn Davies & Dunedin Consort
    £30.00 - £35.00 (£28.00 - £33.00 concessions | £6.00 under 35)
    Venue: Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York

    directed by John Butt

    Bach: Countertenor Arias

    Schütz Erbarm dich mein, O Herre Gott
    Bach Widerstehe doch der Sünde, BWV54
    Erlebach Overture No. 6 in G minor
    Erlebach Trocknet euch ihr heissen Zahren
    Bach Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV1066
    Bach Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust, BWV170

    Widely celebrated as one of the greatest countertenors of his generation, York-born Iestyn Davies joins the Dunedin Consort in two of Bach’s most intimate church cantatas. The elegant poetry of Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust and startling intensity of Widerstehe doch der Sünde are paired with works by two of Bach’s most important predecessors, whose music glows with the same easy contrapuntal fluidity and expressive detail. One of Bach’s sparkling Orchestral Suites completes this rich and intricate picture of the German Baroque.

    ‘John Butt conducts Bach’s eternal masterpieces as though the music were the elixir of life’ The Times

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