Purely Purcell

Dore Abbey

Saturday 1st October at 7:30pm

With acclaimed Purcell interpreter Charles Daniels, Tenor Paul Badley and Bass Laurence Cole.

A celebration of the amazing musical legacy of Britain's greatest composer.

Baroque strings play Chaconne in G minor and excerpts from the theatre music.

The choir will sing works including:

  • The Cecilian Ode
  • Welcome to all the Pleasures
  • A Court Ode for Charles II
  • Anthems:
    • I will give thanks
    • Beati Omnes
    • Lord, how long wilt thou be angry?

The music will cover contrasting styles, with everything from music for the Chapel Royal, to drinking songs!


Charles Daniels

Charles Daniels

Charles was a chorister at Kings College, Cambridge, where he also returned for his undergraduate studies in natural sciences and music. After taking his degree he studied under Edward Brooks at the Royal College of Music in London.

His concert and recording repertoire extends from the middle ages to 20th century composers. He is however best known for his interpretations of Baroque music. Charles has made frequent concert appearances at the Wigmore Hall and the BBC Proms, and has even performed in the Vatican for Pope John Paul II.

Charles has made over 90 recordings as a soloist, including Messiah, St. Matthew Passion, St. John Passion, St. Cecilia Mass, and the Easter Oratorio.

For 16 years Charles was a member of the Orlando Consort where he received critical acclaim for his work exploring and performing early music.


Tickets £15.

Available from September at Abergavenny Music (01873) 853394 or The Outback Hereford (01432) 275063.