Members of Dame Emma Kirkby’s ensemble Dowland Works, Fair Oriana was formed in 2019 from a passion for historical music with entertaining staging.
Their debut album ‘Two Voices was released in 2021 with VOCES8 records, three of the tracks being featured in Spotifys New Classical Release playlists. They perform in the UK and internationally including Three Choirs Festival, the Ryedale Festival, Sherbourne Abbey, and the Resonarzen Festival in Vienna.
Their programme ‘Silver Baroque’ is an atmospheric programme of 17th and 18th century music on the theme of night.
Angela Hicks & Penelope Appleyard – SopranosJonatan Bougt – TheorboHarry Buckoke – Viola da GambaDavid Wright – Harpsichord
Handel Eternal Source of Light DivineShakespeare Sonnet 147Purcell The Entrance of Night (Fairy Queen)Handel O Sleep, Why Dost Thou Leave Me (Semele)Royer VertigoPurcell If Love’s A Sweet Passion (Fairy Queen)Ferrari Pur ti miro (L’incoronazione di Poppea)Walter de la Mare SilverHandel There In Myrtle Shades (Hercules)Handel Süsse StilleMonteverdi Zefrio tornaBanister Echo Song
Purcell The Witches Dialouge (Dido and Aeneas)Purcell Mad BessAnon Mad MaudlinPurcell Two Daughters Of This Aged Stream Are We (King Arthur)Purcell Ye Gentle Spirits Of The Air (Fairy Queen)Abel Prelude in D minorOwain Park Midnight PoemDe Visée Tombeau pour MesdemoisellesRameau Tristes Apprêts (Telaire)Purcell With Drooping Wings (Dido and Aeneas)
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