Iestyn Davies - Countertenor
Joseph Middleton - piano
A Hymn on Divine Musick (realised by Benjamin Britten)
Canticle I: My beloved is mine Op. 40
In darkness let me dwell
Harp of the North
Let us garlands bring Op. 18
A Fool's Preferment Z571:
–I'll sail upon the dog-star (realised by Benjamin Britten)
6 Songs from A Shropshire Lad
Night Piece (Notturno)
From 4 Traditional Songs:
–A brisk young lad
–The bitter withy
Now that the sun hath veiled his light (An Evening Hymn on a Ground) Z193 (arranged by Thomas Adès)
“Iestyn Davies is one of the most distinguished countertenors to emerge in the past two decades” – Gramophone Magazine, 2023
After reading Archaeology and Anthropology at St John’s College, Cambridge, Iestyn Davies studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London. Iestyn has gone on to perform on the world’s leading opera and concert stages and is widely recognised as one of the world’s finest singers, celebrated for the beauty and technical dexterity of his voice and intelligent musicianship.
A celebrated recitalist with repertoire ranging from Dowland to Clapton, he has twice been awarded the Gramophone Recital Award. He is a regular favourite at London’s Wigmore Hall and Kings Place where he has curated residencies. In 2017 he won the Gramophone Baroque Vocal Award and was awarded an MBE by the Queen for his services to Music. He is also the recipient of a Royal Philharmonic Society Award and was nominated for an Olivier Award for his singing role in Farinelli and the King opposite Mark Rylance (premiered at London’s Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and transferring to the West End and Broadway).
Pianist Joseph Middleton specializes in the art of song accompaniment and chamber music and has been internationally acclaimed as one of the finest musicians in this field. Described in Opera Magazine as ‘the rightful heir to legendary accompanist Gerald Moore’, by BBC Music Magazine as ‘one of the brightest stars in the world of song and Lieder’, he has also been labelled ‘the cream of the new generation’ by The Times.
Approximately 2 hours