'​one of the most beautiful and pure soprano 

voices on earth'

Eric Whitacre, composer, on Grace Davidson 

Star Cross'd Lovers:

Songs of love & devotion


Friday 21 June, 7.00pm (no interval)

St Stephen Walbrook

Songs of true love and devotion by Campion, Dowland, Humfrey and Purcell performed with extraordinary purity of sound in the exquisite round of St Stephen’s Walbrook by renowned baroque specialist soprano Grace Davidson, accompanied by lutenist David Miller.  With its circular, white marble Henry Moore altar bathed in the light of a lantern-like dome, this church provides one of the City’s most spectacular venues.

John Dowland Awake, sweet love, thou art return'd; Come again, sweet love doth now invite 

Thomas Campion Never weather-beaten Saile; Author of Light

John Dowland Preludium; The Frog Galliard

John Dowland Now, oh now I needs must part; Come away, come sweet love

Anon Miserere, my Maker

John Dowland A Fancy; In this trembling shadow

Pelham Humfrey Sleep downy sleep, come close mine eyes; Hymn to God the Father

Henry Purcell Not all my torments; If music be the food of love

Henry Purcell Sleep, Adam, Sleep, and take thy rest; An Evening Hymn

Grace Davidson, soprano
David Miller, lute and theorbo

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Website by Orchid Media

All photos by Helen Hooker

'Words & Music' calligraphy by Rosalind Wyatt

Artistic Directors: Jenny Robinson and Ian Maclay (Kestrel Music Promotions)

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