Saturday 6 Apr 2019

Alex Jennings, Iestyn Davies & Thomas Dunford

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Alex Jennings, Iestyn Davies & Thomas Dunford
£18 - £26 Book Now

“Sorrow was there made fair / And passion wise, tears a delightful thing”. The Elizabethan lutenist John Dowland knew that in love, the only thing sweeter than happiness was sorrow. Few living interpreters understand his music more profoundly than Iestyn Davies and he’s devised an evening of poetry, music and drama for voice and lute to explore a composer for whom a single teardrop can hold a universe of emotion.

Alex Jennings is a three-time Olivier award-winning actor, who has regularly played principal roles for many of the country’s leading theatre companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. You may also recognise him from his film and television roles as Prince Charles (opposite Helen Mirren) in The Queen, and the Duke of Windsor in the Netflix smash hit The Crown.

Thomas Dunford has played recitals in New York’s Carnegie Hall and Frick Collection, London’s Wigmore Hall and the Washington Kennedy Center and has collaborated in chamber music projects with conductors and soloists including Nicola Benedetti, William Christie, Bobby McFerrin and Anne Sofie von Otter.


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Presented by Saffron Hall

There are no upcoming performances.
Iestyn Davies countertenor
Alex Jennings actor
Thomas Dunford lutenist

Dowland Preludium

Dowland All ye, whom Love or Fortune

Dowland Mrs Winter's Jump

Dowland Behold, A Wonder Here

Dowland Come Away, Come Sweet Love

Dowland A Fancy

Dowland Time Stands Still

Dowland My thoughts are wing’d with hopes

Dowland Say Love if Ever thou didst find

Dowland I saw my Lady weep

Dowland Flow My Tears

Dowland Sorrow Stay

Dowland Shall I Strive

Dowland King of Denmark’s Galliard

Dowland Can She Excuse My Wrongs

Dowland In Darkness Let Me Dwell

Dowland Semper Dowland Semper Dolens

Dowland Go Crystal Tears

Dowland Come Again

Dowland Now, O now my needs must part

Alongside readings and poetry by Robert Burton, Michael Drayton, Rose Tremain, Leo Tolstoy and John Dowland