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Occurs on Wednesday November 27 2024

Approximate running time: 2 hours


ArtSpring Theatre
100 Jackson Ave.
Saltspring Island BC V8K 2V8

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Salt Spring Baroque is pleased to present, from the UK, viol consort Fretwork with internationally acclaimed countertenor Iestyn Davies. Fretwork was formed in 1986 and is the world’s leading consort of viols. This six-member ensemble will be joined by British countertenor Iestyn Davies, who is widely recognised as one of the world’s finest singers, celebrated for the beauty and technical dexterity of his voice and intelligent musicianship.

In the 17th century the violin was slow to arrive and dominate the musical landscape in Germany, and the sweet sound of the viol family was the instrumental texture of musical life, both in the home, the court and church. This concert will include music by Schein, Scheidt, Schütz, Geist, and Johann Christoph Bach, one of J.S. Bach’s most cherished ancestors, who composed the work that entitles the programme.

“… Iestyn Davies sings with rapturous virtuosity and uncanny beauty…” - The Independent

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