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Iestyn Davies - Countertenor

Wigmore Hall, 4-Jan-2019 / 19:30

Kings Place, 23-Nov-2018 / 19:30

Mr. Davies performed on the 7th of September 2018 with Benjamin Hulett.

Wigmore Hall, 2-Jun-2018 / 19:30

Recital with soprano Carolyn Sampson and pianist Joseph Middleton

Milton Court Concert Hall, 28-May-2018 / 19:30

Recital with Fretwork

Mr. Davies performed with Sophie Bevan on the 13th of May 2018 and sang with the Academy of Ancient Music and James Gilchrist in Bach's St John Passion BWV245 on the 30th of March 2018 at the Barbican Hall.

Barbican Hall, 13-Mar-2018 / 18:30

Handel: Rinaldo (Concert performance)

Royal Albert Hall, 30-Jul-2017 / 19:00

St John's Smith Square, 14-Apr-2017 / 14:30

Bach: St John Passion

Royal Festival Hall, 2-Apr-2017 / 11:00

2016 Concerts

St John's Smith Square, 22-Dec-2016 / 19:30

  • Bach: B Minor Mass
  • The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge / Stephen Layton - Conductor
  • Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Soloists:
    • Katherine Watson - Soprano, Iestyn Davies - Countertenor, Gwilym Bowen - Tenor and Neal Davies - Bass

Wigmore Hall, 10-Nov-2016 / 19:30

  • John Dowland:
    • Preludium
    • All ye whom love or fortune hath betrayed
    • Mrs Winter's Jump
    • Behold a wonder here, "Come away, come sweet love"
    • A fancy, Time stands still, My thoughts are winged with hopes, "Say, love if ever thou didst find", I saw my Lady weep, Flow my tears, "Sorrow, stay, lend true repentant tears", Shall I strive with words to move, "The King of Denmark, his Galliard", Can she excuse my wrongs, In darkness let me dwell, Semper Dowland semper dolens, "Go, crystal tears", Come again! Sweet love doth now invite, "Now, O now I needs must part"
  • Iestyn Davies - Countertenor
  • Thomas Dunford - Lute
  • Colin Hurley - Speaker

Barbican Hall, 10-Oct-2016 / 19:00

  • Purcell: The Fairy Queen (Semi-Staged performance)
  • Academy of Ancient Music
  • Richard Egarr - Director, harpsichord
  • Rowan Pierce - Soprano (replaced Sarah Tynan - Soprano)
  • Mhairi Lawson - Soprano
  • Iestyn Davies - Countertenor
  • Charles Daniels - Tenor
  • Ashley Riches - Bass
  • Choir of the AAM
  • Timothy West - Narrator
  • Daisy Evans - Stage director
  • Jake Wiltshire - Lighting designer

Cadogan Hall, 5-Sep-2016 / 13:00

  • Songs by Purcell (arr. Britten), Mendelssohn and Quilter, including settings of Shakespeare.
  • Carolyn Sampson - Soprano
  • Iestyn Davies - Counter-tenor
  • Joseph Middleton - Piano

Royal Festival Hall, 5-Jun-2016 / 19:30

  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B minor
  • Florilegium
  • David Hill - Conductor
  • Susan Gritton - Soprano
  • Iestyn Davies - Countertenor
  • Ed Lyon - Tenor
  • Neal Davies - Bass
  • The Bach Choir

Royal Festival Hall, 23-Apr-2016 / 19:30

  • Verdi: Excerpts from Otello
  • Tchaikovsky: Excerpts from Hamlet
  • Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music
  • Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act 1, Scene 1
  • Mendelssohn: Excerpts from the Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette, Part 1
  • Prokofiev: Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet, Op.64
  • Thomas Adès: Excerpts from The Tempest
  • Walton: Excerpts from Henry V Suite
  • Verdi: Falstaff, Act 3, Scene 2
  • Vladimir Jurowski conducts music inspired by Shakespeare, with readings directed by Simon Callow.
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Vladimir Jurowski - Conductor
  • Simon Callow - Director
  • Soloists include:
    • Kate Royal - Soprano
    • Allison Bell - Soprano
    • Dame Felicity Palmer - Mezzo-soprano
    • Iestyn Davies - Countertenor
    • Ronald Samm - Tenor
    • Simon Keenlyside - Baritone
    • Andrew Shore - Baritone
  • The Glyndebourne Chorus

St John's Smith Square, 25-Mar-2016 / 14:30

  • Bach: St John Passion
  • Stuart Jackson - Evangelist
  • Neal Davies - Christus
  • Julia Doyle - Soprano
  • Iestyn Davies - Countertenor
  • Gwilym Bowen - Tenor
  • Roderick Williams - Bass
  • Polyphony
  • Stephen Layton - Director

Barbican Hall, 1-Mar-2016 / 19:00

  • Handel: Orlando
  • The English Concert
  • Harry Bicket - Conductor
  • Iestyn Davies - Orlando
  • Erin Morley - Angelica
  • Carolyn Sampson - Dorinda
  • Sasha Cook - Medoro
  • Kyle Ketelsen - Zoroastro
2015 Concerts

St John's Smith Square, 23-Dec-2015 / 19:30

  • Handel: Messiah
  • Polyphony
  • Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Katherine Watson - Soprano
  • Iestyn Davies - Countertenor
  • Gwilym Bowen - Tenor
  • Neal Davies - Bass
  • Stephen Layton - Conductor

St John's Smith Square, 22-Dec-2015 / 19:30

For programme and performers please see 22nd of December 2016.

Kings Place, 18-Dec-2015 / 19:30

  • Taverner:
    • Missa Gloria tibi trinitas
    • Nipson for countertenor and viol consort (1998)
    • The Hidden Face for countertenor, oboe and viol consort (1996)
  • Iestyn Davies - Countertenor
  • Nicholas Daniel - Oboe
  • Fretwork - Viol consort

Barbican Hall, 15-Dec-2015 / 19:30

  • Handel: Messiah
  • Britten Sinfonia Voices
  • Britten Sinfonia with Eamonn Dougan conducting
  • Carolyn Sampson - Soprano, Iestyn Davies, Allan Clayton - Tenor, Robert Davies - Bass

Wigmore Hall, 4-Dec-2015 / 19:30

  • Purcell:
    • Music for a while Z583 (arr. Sir Michael Tippett)
    • Sweeter than roses Z585 (arr. Benjamin Britten)
    • Full fathom five Z631 (arr. Thomas Adès)
    • Lost is my quiet forever Z502 (arr. Benjamin Britten)
    • Sound the trumpet Z323 (arr. Benjamin Britten)
  • Britten::
    • Canticle I: My beloved is mine Op. 40
    • Canticle II: Abraham and Isaac Op. 51
    • Sally in our Alley
    • The Plough Boy
    • I wonder as I wander
    • Oliver Cromwell
  • Thomas Adès: The Lover in Winter
  • Nico Muhly:
    • New work (world première)
    • Four Traditional Songs
  • Barber: 3 Songs (James Joyce) Op. 10
    • Rain has fallen
    • Sleep now
    • I hear an army
  • Iestyn Davies - Countertenor
  • Allan Clayton - Tenor
  • James Baillieu - Piano

Wigmore Hall, 12-Sep-2015 / 19:30

  • Handel:
    • Partenope HWV27
      • Overture, Sento Amor con novi dardi, Ch'io parta? Sì, crudele, Furibondo spira il vento
    • Rinaldo HWV7
      • Arias Cara sposa and Venti turbine
    • Rodelinda HWV19
      • Pompe vane di morte... Dove sei, amato bene?
    • Orlando HWV31
      • Ah! Stigie larve!, Già l'ebro mio ciglio, Ma la furia, "Vaghe pupille, non piangete", Fammi combattere and "Già per la man d'Orlando... Già l'ebro mio ciglio"
    • Radamisto HWV12
      • Passacaille
  • Francesco Maria Veracini: Overture No. 2 in F major
  • Nicola Porpora: Sinfonia da camera in G major Op. 2 No. 1
  • The English Concert
  • Iestyn Davies - Countertenor
  • Harry Bicket - Director, Harpsichord

Mr. Davies performed with Ben Johnson and Elizabeth Watts in Bach's St Matthew Passion at the Royal Festival Hall on the 29th of March 2015.

2014 Concerts

St John's Smith Square, 22-Dec-2014 / 19:30

For programme and performers please see 22nd of December 2016.

Wigmore Hall, 24-Jun-2014 / 19:30pm

  • JC Bach: Ach, daß ich Wassers gnug hätte (Lamento)
  • Bach:
    • Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in Bb BWV1051
    • Widerstehe doch der Sünde BWV54
    • Violin Concerto in A minor BWV1041
    • Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust BWV170
  • Dunedin Consort
  • John Butt - Director
  • Iestyn Davies - Countertenor
  • Cecilia Bernardini - Violin

Wigmore Hall, 15-Jun-2014 / 19:30pm

Recital with pianist Malcolm Martineau

  • Michael Howard: The Painted Rose
    • No. 1 The Painted Rose, No. 2 So by my singing I am comforted, No. 3 Before sleep, No. 4 David's Lament for Jonathan
  • William Croft: A Hymn on Divine Musick (realised by Britten)
  • Jeremiah Clarke: A Divine Hymn (realised by Britten)
  • Byrd: Ye sacred muses
  • Purcell: Full Fathom Five (realised by Thomas Adès)
  • Howells:
    • When the dew is falling, The little boy lost, Full moon, King David
  • Dunhill: The Cloths of Heaven
  • Stanford: La Belle Dame sans merci
  • Francis Alan Jackson:
    • Tree at my window, From a railway carriage Gurney
  • Philip Moore:
    • Summer Nights, Cradle Song
  • Cyril Bradley Rootham:
    • Everyone Sang, Idyll, A Supplication
  • Henry Walford Davies: No. 4 I love the Jocund Dance from Six Songs Op. 18
  • Ivor Gurney: No. 3 The Apple Orchard from Seven Sappho Songs
  • Ivor Novello: Fly Home Little Heart

LSO St Luke's, 1-May-2014 / 19:30pm

  • Nico Muhly: Drones on 'O Lord, whose mercies numberless'
  • Howells: King David (arr Muhly)
  • Gluck: Che puro ciel from Orfeo ed Euridice
  • Bach: Widerstehe doch der Sünde BWV54
  • Thomas Adès: Three Studies from Couperin
  • Schubert: Symphony No 5 in B flat
  • Nicholas Collon - Conductor
  • Iestyn Davies - Countertenor
  • Aurora Orchestra

Mr. Davies made his BBC Proms debut on the 31st of July 2008 as Ottone in Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment directed by Emmanuelle Haïm.