The Art of Flight
David Ogden conductor
Toby Young Dancing Star (world premiere)
Eric Whitacre Leonardo Dreams of his Flying Machine
Eric Whitacre Little Birds
Charles Stanford The Bluebird
Owain Park The Wings of the Wind
Bob Chilcott The First Powered Flight
Brian Knowles Everyone Sang
Maurice Ravel Trois Beaux Oiseaux du Paradis
John Wilbye Sweet honey sucking bees
Claudio Monteverdi Quel augellin che canta
Carlo Gesualdo Ardita Zanzaretta
arr. Gibbs Now let me fly
Hoagy Carmichael Skylark
Exultate Singers presents its unique contribution to St George’s Art of Flight festival with a host of choral pieces from across the centuries.
The choir flies high in an eclectic programme that includes dramatic contemporary pieces that capture the soaring of aeroplanes and the freedom and excitement of flight. They are contrasted with vivid settings of words from the psalms, and madrigals depicting the movement and sound of insects and birds. The choir gives the world premiere of Dancing Star by Toby Young, a choral celebration of dancing in all its forms, from the innocent simplicity of folk dancing to the gentle elegance of high society ballroom, finishing with a nod to the urban nightclub.
The music will be illustrated by projected images on the screen behind the choir to create a wonderfully vivid combination of words, music and pictures.
10% for Friends of Exultate Singers
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