Welcome to all the pleasures

Lively harmonies from a magical island
(J. Dowland, H. Purcell, G. F. Händel)

Monday 08. 11. 2021 | 19.00 Lobkowicz Palace, Imperial Hall
Jiřská 3/1, Praha 1, 110 00
With intermission


Thomas Morley (ca 1558 – 1602)
Songs from Ayres or Little Short Songs


John Dowland (1563–1626)
Songs from The Firste Booke of Songes


Henry Purcell (1659–1695)
The Sparrow and the gentle Dove
from Hardy Climes


Here the Deities approve
from Welcome to all the Pleasures


So when the glittering Queen
of Night from Yorkshire Feast Songs


Strike the viol
from Birthday Ode for Queen Mary


Mathew Locke (ca 1621 – 1677)
Suite from The Tempest


Johann Christoph Pepusch (1667–1752)
Concert Op. 8/IV in d


Georg Friedrich Händel (1685–1759)
Pastoral ode L´Allegro, il Penseroso
ed il Moderato
, HWV 55 (selection)


The concert in the beautiful setting of the Lobkowicz Palace will present vocal works by English composers from the end of the 16th to the beginning of the 18th century, performed by the leading British tenor Charles Daniels, who specialises in this repertoire. Audiences will have an opportunity to hear works by Thomas Morley, John Dowland, Henry Purcell, Mathew Lock and Johann Christoph Pepusch that are only occasionally performed in the Czech Republic. The second half of the programme presents excerpts from the pastoral ode L´Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (The Cheerful, the Thoughtful, and the Moderate Man) by George Frideric Handel, based on the text of John Milton's poems.


Jana Semerádová, Martina Bernášková – flauto traverso
Lenka Torgersen, Vojtěch Semerád – Baroque violin
Andreas Torgersen – Baroque viola
Hana Fleková – viola da gamba, Baroque cello
Tilman Schmidt – violone
Jan Krejča – lute, theorbo
Filip Hrubý – harpsichord


Lobkowicz Palace, Imperial Hall

Jiřská 3/1, Praha 1, 110 00

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Partners of the concert

Concert is organized in collaboration with the Lobkowicz Events Management.