Christian Forshaw and Grace Davidson

Grace Davidson soprano

Christian Forshaw saxophone

Libby Burgess organ    



von Bingen Columba Aspexit
Forshaw With Distinguished Glory
Handel Eternal Source of Light Divine
Forshaw Dazzling Beams
Purcell So! When the glitt’ring Queen of the Night
Forshaw More Fools Than Wise
Gibbons The Silver Swan
Forshaw Majesty
Forshaw Caprice de Sainte-Geneviève
Marais Sonneries de St Geneviève
von Bingen O Euchari
Forshaw The Cyprian Grove
Purcell Fairest Isle
Handel Ombra Mai Fu
Dowland Come Heavy Sleep

All pieces arranged by Christian Forshaw


We are delighted to open our autumn season with the utterly sublime partnership of Grace Davidson and Christian Forshaw. Throughout Temple Music at Home, Grace and Christian shared a number of exquisite recordings with us, including a preview of the album they are launching at this concert - Historical Fiction. The programme features pieces from the album, which were selected for an imagined state occasion in a large and austere space – much like the Temple Church - arranged uniquely and beautifully for soprano, saxophone and organ but with a true reverence to the style, phrasing and expression with which the composers would have been familiar. 




Keeping you Covid-safe at concerts

Further to the lifting of government restrictions on 19 July, all future concerts presented by the Temple Music Foundation will be at full capacity without social distancing in place.

We continue to follow all government guidance and are therefore following the recommendation that people wear face coverings inside when a lot of people are present. Hence, we kindly request that you wear a mask or appropriate face covering when attending our concerts, unless you are exempt.

We will continue to review and manage any risks and will respond to any changes in Government guidance.

Venue: Temple Church
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"Grace Davidson has one of the most beautiful voices around these days and Libby Burgess is a musician of astonishing versatility. Meshed together with Christian Forshaw’s mesmerising and haunting high saxophone sound in his new arrangements of old favourites this concert has the potential to be one of our most notable yet."

Sir James MacMillan (on the same programme at The Cumnock Tryst)


The safety of our audience, musicians and staff comes first.