Carolyn Sampson (c) Marco Borggreve

Academy of Ancient Music

Bless’d Isle – with Carolyn Sampson

Wednesday 1st November 2017

7:30 pm

'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.

Free pre-concert talk at 6:30pm

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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

Ticket & Booking Information
£33, £27, £15 (£5 for under 26 and students)
Cambridge Live Box Office 01223 357851

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