Iestyn Davies

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Harry Bicket, Guest Director

Iestyn Davies, Counter-tenor

“Davies’s celebrated timbre – translucent, warm, pure…” BBC Music Magazine


O Lord Whose Mercies – from Saul
Their Land Brought Forth Frogs – from Israel in Egypt
Up the Dreaful Steep Ascending –  from Jephtha
The Peasant Tastes the sweets of life –  from Joseph and his Bretheren
Your Tuneful voice – from Semele
Despair no more shall wound me – from Semele
Splenda l’alba in oriente –  from Cantata
Sento amor – from Partenope
Ch’io parta –  from Partenope
Furibondo from Partenope


Following a glowing reception for his concerts with Baroque Band in 2011, guest director Harry Bicket returns, accompanied by counter-tenor Iestyn Davies, who will be performing in Rinaldo at Lyric Opera.

Praised as having “one of the most glorious counter-tenor voices in the world today” by the Independent and called “superb” by the New York Times, Iestyn Davies is a rising star on the international music scene. Director Harry Bicket is world-renowned as an opera and concert conductor of distinction. He is the Artistic Director of The English Concert and an accomplished harpsichordist.

7:30PM, Friday, March 9, 2012
Hyde Park Union Church
5600 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago 60637
$15 – $35
7:30PM, Saturday, March 10, 2012
Music Institute of Chicago
1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
$15 – $35
7:30PM, Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Symphony Center Grainger Ballroom
220 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago 60603
$15 – $35