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Purcell : A Celebration!

Saturday January 19th 2019
8.30 pm | 2h with intermission


Iestyn Davies Countertenor
James Hall Countertenor

The King’s Consort
Robert King Conductor


Around the poignant tribute to Henry Purcell by his teacher and faithful friend John Blow, a splendid programme of duets and solo arias from works by Purcell and his contemporaries performed by two famous counter-tenors, Iestyn Davies and James Hall. The King’s Consort proposes this essentially English concert in January 2019 (to be recorded). Among many famous compositions: “Hark how the songsters”, “In vain, the am’rous flute”, “Sound the trumpet”, “Ah heav’n, what is’t I hear”, without forgetting John Blow’s iconic “Ode on the death of Henry Purcell”. 

The King’s Consort’s 1987 recording of this programme with James Bowman and Michael Chance is still a “best-seller”. 30 years later, The King’s Consort is reviving this programme with two of the best counter-tenors of the 21st century.

Iestyn Davies’s latest CD of Bach cantatas has just obtained a Gramophone Award. Iestyn is currently performing at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and in Broadway with Mark Rylance in “Farinelli and the King”.


Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
A Celebration !

Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Hark how the songsters
In vain the am'rous flute
O solitude, my sweetest choice
Sing, sing ye druids
Chaconne extrait de Dioclesian
Since the toils and the hazards
Since from my dear Astrea's sight
No, resistance is but vain
Sound the trumpet

John Blow (1649-1708)
Ah heav'n, what is't I hear?
An Ode on the death of Mr Henry Purcell

Pelham Humfrey (1647-1674)
Lord, I have sinned
A hymn to God the Father


Play video

Henry Purcell, "Sound The Trumpet" - Carolyn Sampson et Joseph Middleton

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PRESTIGE CATEGORY: Excellent seats with complimentary glass of champagne and programme.

PRESTIGE VIP CATEGORY: Best seats in house with complimentary glass of champagne and programme.

Please note that some 3rd category seats have limited visibility.

To ensure the best welcome possible, people with limited mobility are advised to book their seats by telephone at +33 (0)1 30 83 78 89.

REDUCED RATE applicable to under 26s, Chateau de Versailles Spectacles card holders and groups of more than 10 people (excluding special company offer).

Holders of the 2 day Chateau de Versailles passport: reduced rate applicable to reservation by telephone only at +33 (0) 1 30 83 78 89 or directly on site on the day of the event (subject to availability). 
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