The English Orpheus

Wednesday, February 25, 2014
8:00 PM
Charles Daniels (tenor)
Alexander Weimann (harpsichord)


The Fox Cabaret
2321 Main Street (between 7th & 8th) | google map

Bar opens at 7:00 pm | Concert starts at 8:00 pm
General Admission seating. Ages 19+.


Charles Daniels is one of the most respected tenors of his generation. Alexander Weimann is one of the most sought-after chamber music partners of his. Now, they’re joining together in an intimate recital of English song. Join us at the Fox Cabaret to hear two extraordinary musicians perform works from the Renaissance and beyond.


“Weimann, by all accounts a musician of wide and varied interests and experiences… plays with the utmost passion, vigour and virtuosity.”—Early Music

“Charles Daniels… a transcendent vocal virtuosity.”—The Guardian


The Fox Cabaret is wheelchair accessible. Please inform Music on Main of any mobility needs when booking your tickets: 604.879.9888 or by email at



[First half: with harpsichord]

William Lawes O my Clarissa
John Jenkins See see the bright light shine
Henry Lawes A Dream
Henry Lawes In quel gelato core

John Blow It is not that I love you less
Henry Purcell The Sparrow and the gentle Dove
Henry Purcell Lucinda is bewitching fair

Henry Purcell When lovely Phyllis thou art kind
John Blow If mighty Wealth

Harpsichord solo : John Blow Chaconne in G

John Blow Grant me, ye gods
Henry Purcell Music for a while
Henry Purcell ‘Tis nature’s voice
Henry Purcell Blow Boreas Blow
Senior Baptist Where art thou, god of Dreams
John Blow It grieves me
Henry Purcell Charon the peacefull Shade invites

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[Second half: with piano]

Henry Purcell/Arthur Somervell Draw near you lovers that complain
Ivor Gurney Sleep
Frank Bridge When you are old and gray

Karelsje van Danneels Death, be not proud
Carlo Danieli Oh, to vex me

Alexander Weimann improvisation on a poetic theme: Gurney’s “Midnight” (poem below)

Benjamin Britten, From Winter Words:

At day-close in November
Midnight on the Great Western
The little old table
At the railway station, Upway
Before life and after


Presented with Early Music Vancouver. Generously sponsored by Sharon E. Kahn.



The Fox Cabaret is licensed as a bar; audience members must be 19 years of age or older to attend.

Single Tickets $40 ($20 for audience members aged 35 or younger)

General Admission.  Arrive early for best selection of seats, and enjoy a drink at the bar.