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Exultate Singers: Seasons of Life and Leaf

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Celebrate the seasons of the year and of life with Bristol’s accomplished chamber choir Exultate Singers.

The concert traces the journey through life, mirrored in the ever-changing features of nature through the year, in music and readings from across Europe, Asia, North America and Africa. Exploring the timeless thread from mediaeval times to the present day, this carefully curated programme of music showcases evocative and intensely moving pieces by living composers, including the world premiere of a specially commissioned piece by the leading British composer Roxanna Panufnik.

A selection of evocative and atmospheric poems compliment the beautiful choral music, read by the Bristol-based actor Rose McPhilemy.

Exultate Singers
Richard Johnson piano
Rose McPhilemy reader
David Ogden conductor

Roxanna Panufnik Elegy for Fadima (world premiere)
Traditional Summer is a-coming in
Frederick Delius To Be Sung Of A Summer Night On The Water
Jonathan Harvey Song of June
George Gershwin Summertime
Frank Bridge Autumn
Gustav Holst The Autumn is old
Jussi Chydenius Autumn
Claude Debussy Yver vous n’estes qu’un villain
Morten Lauridsen Mid-Winter Songs
Camille Saint-Saëns Serenade D’hiver
Orlando de Lassus Hor che la nuova e vaga primavera
Japanese Traditional arr. Ko Matsushita Sakura
Bob Chilcott When Spring comes walking
György Orbán Mundi renovatio