Purcell & Nyman: Music After Awhile

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Iestyn Davies
Emily Ashton
Richard Boothby
Joanna Levine
Asako Morikawa
Sam Stadlen

Christ Church Cathedral
690 Burrard St, Vancouver | google map

Join us for a pre-concert talk at 6:45PM with Paolo Pietropaolo.

Bar opens at 6:30PM | Concert starts at 7:30PM
General Admission seating. All ages welcome


“The music hurtles through daring emotional shifts, with fiery outbursts one moment and achingly confused expressions the next. Mr. Davies sang it overwhelmingly.”
The New York Times

Recognized as one of today’s great singers, Iestyn Davies brings to life pieces by English minimalist Michael Nyman and baroque composer Henry Purcell.

Fretwork, “the finest viol consort on the planet” (Stephen Pettitt, The London Evening Standard), joins the award-winning countertenor in this stunning co-production with Early Music Vancouver. “Expect bold harmonies, wondrous inventions, and melodies that will haunt your dreams – whether from the 17th century or the 21st” (Early Music Vancouver).

Presented in collaboration with Early Music Vancouver.

This concert’s Presenting Corporate Sponsor is Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) and has received generous support from the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association.


Michael Nyman
No Time in Eternity (2016)

Henry Purcell
Fantazy No. 7 in C minor (1680)
Fantazy No. 11 in G major (1680)
Music for a while

Music after a While (2018)

The Evening Hymn

Balancing the books (1999)
If (1995)
Why (1995)

Fantazy No. 6 in F major (1680)
Fantazy upon one note (1680)

The Self-Laudatory Hymn of Innanna and her Omnipotence (1992)


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