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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.


Special Offer

10% for Friends of Exultate Singers

The Art of Flight is supported by

Exultate Singers ‘Dreams of Flight’

Saturday 15 October


£25, £20, £15, £10, £5 Students/U18s (limited availability) (plus fees)

£1 administration fee charged per transaction plus £1 card transaction fee and 70p postage where applicable.

Recommended age 8+