Charles Daniels and Alexander Weimann

The English Orpheus

The English Orpheus

Doors at 7:00 PM | Concert at 8:00 PM

TICKETS | $40/20 (regular/under 35) General Admission seating. Ages 19+.

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

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.



[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.