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30 Jan 2014

'Kenny’s lute solos had an intimacy, and Fretwork’s sound a plangency, which ideally set off Bostridge’s art.The Independent

Viol ensemble Fretwork is joined by leading British tenor, Ian Bostridge and lutenist Elizabeth Kenny for a special concert of music by Tudor composer and lutenist John Dowland.

Passionate, poetic and heartbreakingly beautiful, Dowland’s music speaks to us today as clearly as it ever did. His distilled melancholy is at the beating heart of early music repertoire infusing the contemporary culture of musicians such as Sting and Elvis Costello.

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Please note the time listed on your ticket/webpage is the start time for the performance. Leeds Grand Theatre is open from 1 hour beforehand for ticket collection etc. and doors to the Howard Assembly Room itself open approximately 30 minutes beforehand. Where there is a support act, this will also be stated on the website/ticket. We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes before show time as latecomers will only be admitted during a suitable break in the performance.

The Howard Assembly Room is located inside Leeds Grand Theatre

Leeds Grand Theatre is situated on New Briggate in the heart of Leeds City Centre.

The theatre is easily accessible by public transport. It is approximately 10 minutes walk from the main bus station and 15 minutes walk from the train station with many buses stopping in the immediate vicinity. For the most up to date information on local bus and train times, please check WYMetro. There is also a taxi rank outside the theatre although we recommend booking a taxi in advance, particularly on a Friday or Saturday evening.

Parking is available at various nearby car parks, including Edward Street/Templar Street and the St John's and Merrion Centre shopping malls. A limited amount of on street parking is available near the theatre is free after 6pm but this does tend to fill up very quickly.


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John Dowland (1563 - 1626)

Flow my tears/Lachrimæ Antiquæ

The King of Denmarks Galiard

Can she excuse my wrongs/The Earle of Essex Galiard

Lachrimæ Antiquæ Novæ

My thoughts are winged with hope /Sir John Souch his Galiard

Lachrimæ Gementes

Forlorn Hope Fancy - lute solo

Sorrow stay! 

M John Langtons Pavan

Come again, sweet love doth now invite

-- interval --

Lachrimæ Tristes

In darkness let me dwell

Time stands still

If my complaints/Captaine Digory Piper, his Galiard

Lachrimæ Coactæ

I saw my lady weep

Lachrimæ Amantis

If floods of tears

Lachrimæ Veræ

Shall I strive with words/M. Henry Noell his Galiard