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A Sense of the Divine: A Grand Tour

David Ogden conductor
Richard May cello
Olena Shvetsova piano

J S Bach  Lobet den Herrn  BWV 230
Thomas Tallis  Spem in alium (40 part motet)
Giovanni Gabrieli  Jubilate Deo
Roxanna Panufnik  All Shall Be Well
James MacMillan  Miserere mei
Naji Hakim  Exultate Deo (world premiere)*
Ēriks Ešenvalds  O salutaris hostia
Joseph Canteloub  Báïlèro
Josef Rheinberger  Abendlied
György Orbán  Mundi renovatio
Veljo Tormis  Four Estonian Lullabies
Zoltán Kodály  Evening Song
Béla Bartók  Béreslegény
Antonín Dvořák  Nepovím
Dmitri Shostakovich  Two Russian Songs
Edvard Grieg  Andante molto tranquillo from Cello Sonata in A minor, Op. 36
Manuel De Falla  Ritual Fire Dance

Exultate Singers packs its bags for a Grand Tour of European music that brings together some of the standout choral works that have entertained, inspired and moved its ever-growing audience in 12 countries over 15 years. Expect a spectacular programme of sacred and secular music from across the centuries that roams around the cities and countryside of Europe, taking in folksongs and large-scale works in multiple voices that make full use of St George’s wonderful acoustic. The programme, which also features the world premiere performance of Naji Hakim’s newly commissioned ‘Exultate Deo’, is crowned by Roxanna Panufnik’s All Shall Be Well.  Featuring cellist Richard May, it’s a work with luxurious, rich textures that combines the soaring voice of the solo cello with eight-part choir.  Mesmerising.

*Please note this is a change to the previously published programme

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Saturday 25 February
7.30pm

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