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    Iestyn Davies sings Bach 2

  • When
    24 August 11:00 - 14:00
  • With the Academy of Ancient Music and Richard Egarr

    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.

    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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