Thursday 9 July 7.30pm
lestyn Davies countertenor, reader
Elizabeth Kenny lute
£10.00 (£30.00 Festival Pass) Click here to book a Festival Pass
A Delightful Thing
The music of John Dowland, with readings and poetry by Robert Burton, Michael Drayton, Rose Tremain, Leo Tolstoy and John Dowland.
“Sorrow was there made fair / And passion wise, tears a delightful thing”. The Elizabethan lutenist John Dowland knew that in love, the only thing sweeter than happiness was sorrow. Few living interpreters understand his music more profoundly than Iestyn Davies and he’s devised an evening of poetry, music and drama for voice and lute to explore a composer for whom a single teardrop can hold a universe of emotion.
Elizabeth Kenny is a former artistic adviser to the York Early Music Festival and a frequent guest artist at the NCEM
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