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Songs of Love and Devotion: soprano Grace Davidson and harpsichordist Julian Perkins

Date: Saturday 29 June 2024, 7.30pm
Location: Clare Hall, Herschel Road, Cambridge CB3 9AL
Booking: via Eventbrite


If Music be the food of Love, Henry Purcell

Sweeter Than Roses, Purcell

Fairest Isle (from King Arthur), Purcell

Suite no 2 in F Major, HWV 427, G.F Handel 

Never Weather The Beaten Saile, Thomas Campion

Author Of Light, Campion

A Hymne to God the Father, Pelham Humfrey

Evening Hymn, Purcell


Come again sweet Love, John Dowland

Flow My tears, Dowland

Sonata in G Minor K4, Domenico Scarlatti

Sonata in C Major, K132, Scarlatti

Cantabile, Scarlatti song

Ergiti, amor from Scipione nil Spagne (1714), Alessandro Scarlatti

Crudel Tiranno Amor, HWV 97, Handel

About the concert

Grace Davidson, “one of the most beautiful and pure soprano voices on earth”, and harpsichordist Julian Perkins offer us a selection of major works from English and Italian Baroque. Together with works that are quite familiar, such as the great songs of Purcell and Dowland, some composers presented are less well known to the general public. Thomas Campion was a fascinating character, composer, poet and physician who studied at Peterhouse. Pelham Humphrey was a strong influence on Henry Purcell, and like him, died much too young, at the age of 27.


£20 General Admission, £15 Clare Hall members, £5 students and children.

Tickets available on Eventbrite.