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Lunchtime Concert: A Journey Across Baroque Europe




Series: Lunchtime Concert Series

Music students from City University and Guildhall School of Music and Drama embark on a journey across Europe exploring lust, love and loss. The programme will feature songs and instrumental pieces by early and middle Baroque composers from around the continent.

Dionysios Kyropoulos, bass
Donald Bennet, viol
Alex McCartney, theorbo

Et è pur dunque vero, Claudio Monteverdi (1567 - 1643)
Che farai Meliseo, Angelo Notari (1566 - 1663)
An die Einsamkeit, Johann Krieger (1652 - 1735)
Vos mépris chaque jour, Michel Lambert (1640 - 1669)
Flow my teares, John Dowland (1563 - 1626)
Sorrow, stay, John Dowland (1563 - 1626)
If music be the food of love, Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695)
Esperar, sentir, morir, Juan Hidalgo (1612 - 1685)
Amanti, io vi so dire, Benedetto Ferrari (1603 - 1681)


Dionysios Kyropoulos was born in Greece and moved to the UK to continue his singing studies. He took the City Opera course at City Lit, and studied at Morley Opera School. He is currently reading music at City University, having singing lessons at Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Robert Dean. Some of his full roles include Plutone in Peri's Euridice, Uberto in Pergolesi'sLa Serva Padrona, Masetto in Mozart's Don Giovanni, Simone in Puccini'sGianni Schicchi, Polyphemus in Handel's Acis and Galatea, Antonio in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro and Badger in Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen. Dionysios has sung with Riverside Opera, Mantissa Opera, Barefoot Opera, Rose Opera Company and Unexpected Opera. He sang in the 2009 Longborough Festival Opera production of La Bohème, and also in their 2010 Young Artists Concert. He is currently preparing to sing the bass solos in Purcell's Ode on St Cecilia's Day conducted by Michael Sanderson and Mozart's Requiem conducted by Michael. For full and updated biography please visit
Donald Bennet is a post-graduate viol student of Liam Byrne at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He studies modern cello with Richard Lester and baroque cello with Alison McGillivray. Prior to this Donald was an Instrumental Award Holder at Clare College, Cambridge and performed in Cambridge as co-principal cellist of the Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra and with the Cambridge University Collegium Musicum on baroque cello. Donald enjoys performing in a wide array of ensembles in London and projects have ranged from Arne to Zappa. Recent venues include LSO St Lukes and Wigmore Hall.
Alex McCartney is a lutenist studying at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. His current tutors are William Carter and David Miller. Artists that Alex has worked with and alongside include; Emma Kirkby, The Royal Ballet, Defleo, Poeticall Musicke, Britten-Pears Baroque Orchestra, The Hidden Cameras, The Musicians of London Wall, En Travesti, Yorke Trust Baroque Orchestra, Passamezzo, James Akers, Liam Byrne, Ian Wilson, Guildhall Lutes and Voices, The Amadee Players, The Guildhall Consort and Baroque Orchestra (Directed by Eamon Dougan), Joseph Chesshyre, Rosemary Galton, Donald Bennet, Kaisa Pulkkinen and others. In December 2010 Alex founded Poeticall Musicke, an early music group specialising in Renaissance to Mid-Baroque music. The members of Poeticall Musicke are Rosemary Galton (Soprano), Kaisa Pulkkinen (Harps), Donald Bennet (Cello/Viol), Joseph Chesshyre (Keyboards) and Alex McCartney (Lutes). For more information please visit

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1.10pm - 1.55pmFriday 25th November 2011

Performance Space College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB United Kingdom