Jupiter Ensemble & Iestyn Davies
  • Edinburgh International Festival

One of the world's finest countertenors joins fellow early music virtuosos for a programme showcasing Handel's genius.

Beethoven reputedly described George Frideric Handel as the greatest composer that ever lived. In this recital, Handels music is celebrated by award-winning countertenor Iestyn Davies, Jupiter Ensemble and their director Thomas Dunford. The programme is inspired by their acclaimed album Eternal Heaven.

It includes a wide range of arias from Handels much-loved oratorios " large-scale narrative works with biblical and classical themes. Davies demonstrates the dramatic, musical and emotional variety of these masterpieces. He plays the roles of the courageous Roman martyr Didymus, Old Testament heroes Daniel and David, and even the jealous goddess Juno, among others.

Other delights in store include a set of instrumental pieces celebrating the Ancient Greek Muse of Dance, Terpsichore, and an extract from Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, which pleased the monarch so much that she granted Handel a life-pension.

Jupiter Ensemble

Instagram | Facebook

Thomas Dunford Director / Lute

Iestyn Davies Countertenor

Selected works by Handel

Visit Show Website

Since you’re here…

… we have a small favour to ask. We don't want your money to support a hack's bar bill at Abattoir, but if you have a pound or two spare, we really encourage you to support a good cause. If this review has either helped you discover a gem or avoid a turkey, consider doing some good that will really make a difference.

You can donate to the charity of your choice, but if you're looking for inspiration, there are three charities we really like.

Mama Biashara
Kate Copstick’s charity, Mama Biashara, works with the poorest and most marginalised people in Kenya. They give grants to set up small, sustainable businesses that bring financial independence and security. That five quid you spend on a large glass of House White? They can save someone’s life with that. And the money for a pair of Air Jordans? Will take four women and their fifteen children away from a man who is raping them and into a new life with a moneymaking business for Mum and happiness for the kids.
Donate to Mama Biashara now

Theatre MAD
The Make A Difference Trust fights HIV & AIDS one stage at a time. Their UK and International grant-making strategy is based on five criteria that raise awareness, educate, and provide care and support for the most vulnerable in society. A host of fundraising events, including Bucket Collections, Late Night Cabarets, West End Eurovision, West End Bares and A West End Christmas continue to raise funds for projects both in the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Donate to Theatre MAD now

Acting For Others
Acting for Others provides financial and emotional support to all theatre workers in times of need through the 14 member charities. During the COVID-19 crisis Acting for Others have raised over £1.7m to support theatre workers affected by the pandemic.
Donate to Acting For Others now

Performances

Location

Most Popular See More

The Book of Mormon

From £24.00

More Info

Find Tickets

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

From £30.00

More Info

Find Tickets

Matilda the Musical

From £24.00

More Info

Find Tickets

The Phantom of the Opera

From £30.00

More Info

Find Tickets

Mamma Mia!

From £15.00

More Info

Find Tickets

Tina - The Tina Turner Musical

From £12.00

More Info

Find Tickets