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Free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm

Bless’d Isle – with Carolyn Sampson

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

Richard Egarr director, organ & harpsichord
Carolyn Sampson, soprano

‘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.

TICKETS: £33–£15; concessions: £33–£15; AAMplify members and students: £5. Available from Cambridge Live Tickets. T: 01223 357851; E:; W:

Wednesday, 1 November, 2017 - 19:30 to 21:30
Event location: 
7.30pm, West Road Concert Hall