Wednesday 01 November 2017 7.30pm

Bless'd Isle - with Carolyn Sampson

Event details

  • 7.30pm. West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge, UK

  • Free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm

  • Richard Egarr director, organ & harpsichord

  • Carolyn Sampson soprano


  • Dowland Lachrimae Pavan

  • Dowland In darkness let me dwell

  • Lawes Fantasy in six parts

  • Blow and Purcell Songs

  • Purcell Suite from the Fairy Queen

  • Purcell Chacony in G minor

  • Handel Arias

  • Handel Concerto for Organ No. 13 in F major 'The Cuckoo and the Nightingale'

  • Arne Songs


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About this concert

"Where words leave off, music begins": a celebration of the mastery of English composers from Dowland to Arne and their setting of words to music.

Carolyn Sampson reveals the diversity of her artistry, opening with Dowland’s stark and spare In darkness let me dwell and ending on a rousing and roistering note as our Britannia of song. This range is matched in plaintive and playful orchestral music including a performance of Handel’s frolicsome Cuckoo and Nightingale organ concerto by Music Director Richard Egarr.

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