Exultate Singers – An Evening Romance

We are delighted to announce that the Exultate Singers will present an Evening Serenade of romantic music from around the globe in Bristol on Sunday the 25th February 2018. The choir will be joined by the internationally-renowned guitarist Craig Ogden and the cellist Richard May for performances of wonderfully atmospheric pieces that travel from the calm and stillness of Samuel Barber’s Sure on this shining night to the energetic samba rhythms of Brazilian folk songs set in a nightclub.

The central piece is a suite of seven vivid settings of Lorca poems for choir and guitar by the Spanish composer Castelnuovo-Tedesco. The Spanish fervour of much of the music is contrasted by reflective songs by Britten, Holst and the Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds. Starssets a poem by Sara Teasdale in which the choir not only sing but play chords on tuned wine glasses, creating a mystical, cosmic experience.

The performance will be held on Sunday 25 February at 6pm at St James Priory, Bristol, BS1 3NZ. Tickets are £15 in the central nave & £13/10 in side aisle. Half price for students in full-time education and under 18s.

How to book

Performance Information:

  • Conducted by David Ogden
  • Craig Ogden guitar
  • Richard May cello 
  • Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco Romancero Gitano
  • Arensky Serenade from Vocal Quartet
  • Barber Sure on this shining night
  • Holst Come to me in the silence of the night
  • Ešenvalds Stars
  • Trad. arr. Mahle Two movements from Carimbó 
  • Burgmüller Two Nocturnes for Guitar and Cello
  • Piazzolla Libertango
  • Villa Lobos Aria from Bachianas Brasileras No.5




About Exultate Singers:

Exultate Singers was founded in 2002 and have performed nearly 200 concerts across Europe with critical acclaim, with The Guardian remarking that “Exultate produced a purity of sound worthy of King’s College, Cambridge”

The choir has performed on the BBC One’s Songs of Praise and The One Show, as well as multiple appearances on radio and even in the European choral competition, Let The Peoples Sing.

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