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David Ogden conductor
Richard May cello
Olena Shvetsova piano
Richard Johnson piano

Jean-Yves Daniel-Lesur Excerpts from Le Cantique des Cantiques
David Bednall Three Songs of Love (World Première)
Morten Lauridsen Dirait-on
Eric Whitacre A Boy and a Girl
Carl Rütti Thou hast ravished my heart
Brahms Excerpts from Liebeslieder Waltzer
Giovanni Palestrina Motets
Tomas Luis de Victoria Motets
Chopin Second movement of Cello Sonata
Piazzolla Oblivion

A feast of beautiful choral music for Valentine’s Day on the theme of love. Sensuous motets with words from the Song of Songs by Victoria and Palestrina are contrasted with ravishing choral pieces by Lauridsen, Rütti, Whitacre and Daniel-Lesur together with the world première of a set of love songs by David Bednall, and exquisite music for cello and piano. The programme is completed by arrangements of folk songs of love won and lost, along with hot and steamy Latin American dance-inspired pieces for choir and cello by Piazzolla. Why not treat a loved one to some champagne and chocolate cake in the interval?

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Exultate Singers: A Sense of the Divine, Songs of Love

Saturday 14 February
7.30pm

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