Lewes Baroquefest 2019: Draw On Sweet Night

Thursday 18 July 2019 at 9.00pm

St Michael’s Church, 157 High Street, Lewes BN7 1XU

Baroque Collective Singers

Pippa Dames-Longworth, mezzo soprano

Andrew Robinson, baritone

Nicholas Houghton, organ

John Hancorn, musical director

From Wilbye to Whitacre, Purcell’s Fairy Queen, Handel, Pearsall, and a twilit selection of English madrigals, the Baroque Collective Singers’ night-inspired programme is the perfect end to a summer’s day:  

Tallis: Te Lucis ante terminum

John Dowland: Come heavy sleep

Lassus: La Nuict froide

de Rore: O SonnoWilbye: Draw on sweet Night

Wilbye: Draw on sweet Night

Purcell: from Fairy Queen: ‘One Charming Night’; ‘Hush No More’

Handel: from Solomon: ‘The Nightingale Chorus’ 

Telemann: from Cantata for the times of Day: ‘ Wie wird des Grabes Nacht entweichen’; ‘Der Herr ist Gott’

Pearsall: Lay a Garland

Brahms: Nachtwache 1.

Rheinberger: Abendlied

Whitacre:  Sleep


Texts and translations here

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