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Handel’s London Altos

The English Concert with Iestyn Davies

London Unwrapped

Thu 24 Jun 2021

Handel’s London Altos

The English Concert with Iestyn Davies

London Unwrapped

Concerto from Act 1 Ottone
‘Presti Omai’ Giulio Cesare
‘Pompe vane di morte’…’Dove Sei?’ Rodelinda
Entrée des songes agréables Alcina
Entrée des songes funestes Alcina
Entrée des songes agréables effrayés Alcina
Sorge nel petto Rinaldo
Partenope Act 3 Sinfonia
‘Splenda l’alba in oriente’ Aria – Recit – Aria
Sonata Op.5 No 4 in G Major HWV399
Ariodante Act 2 Opening Sinfonia
Se in fiorito Giulio Cesare
Serse Sinfonia Act 3 No.34
I Will Magnify Thee HWV 250b
The English Concert
Peter Whelan conductor
Iestyn Davies counter tenor

Following the government’s announcement on Monday 14 June 2021 regarding the continuation of social distancing, this event will go ahead as two socially-distanced concerts (with 6pm & 8.30pm start times). Bookers have been notified by our Box Office team.

We are pleased to be able to open our doors again and offer you performances in a safe environment. Click here to view some essential safety information about your visit.

The 6pm performance will also be streamed live on KPlayer – click here to buy online streaming tickets.

You can find the digital programme for tonight’s performance here.

Famous on both sides of the Atlantic for his role in Farinelli and the King, London Unwrapped’s Artist in Residence countertenor Iestyn Davies sings a feast of Handel’s London altos. In collaboration with Peter Whelan and The English Concert he has devised a programme that takes us through Handel’s different London venues: opera theatre, churches and private houses.

Davies will perform music written for both London’s castrati and female altos, including arias from operas such as Giulio Cesare and Alcina, and powerful oratorios such as Theodora, as well as anthems, pastorals and cantatas, interwoven with the composer’s inimitable orchestral dances and sinfonias.

This concert was originally scheduled for 6 May 2021.

Dates & start times:Thu 24 Jun 2021 - 6pm, 8.30pm
Venue:Kings Place Hall One - GA

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