Exultate’s first performance in the fall of 2016 will be as part of the Luminous Light Festival at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church on Saturday, October 15th, 2016. Featured will be an appearance by renowned composer Ola Gjeilo.
This promises to be a very special event. We hope to see you there!
We are delighted to announce our 2016-2017 season, on the theme Travels Through Time.
Music takes us through various time periods, past and present, and through myriad emotional experiences. Through music we explore our heritage, our celebra-tions, our spirits, and even things yet to come.
Friday, October 28, 2016, 8:00 pm
A Time for Looking Back:
Embracing our Choral Heritage
St. Thomas’s Anglican Church
383 Huron Street, Toronto
This program explores a history of choral singing from chant through modern day, and includes Ola Gjeilo’s settings of Ubi caritas along with that of twentieth-century composer Maurice Duruflé. Lotti’s setting of Regina coeli leads to Mozart’s charming Regina coeli, K.276. Mendelssohn’s Psalm 42, first movement, leads us into the Romantic period with several works by his sister, Fanny Hensel. We move into the twentieth century with Healey Willan’s Marian Motets, Stanford’s motet, Beati quorum via, and Raminsh’s Ave verum corpus.
We will be performing this piece at our April 1st, 2016 concert.
Stories of Love & Longing features a variety of works on these themes. The humour of Sjolund’s Love Lost is balanced by myriad moods of Brahms’ Op. 52 Liebeslieder Waltzes, which will be presented in chamber music fashion, with a combination of quartets, soloists and choruses. Renaissance and contemporary settings of similar texts are paired: Palestrina’s Sicut Cervus and Enns’ Like as the Hart. Other works include Bissell’s A Song of Longing, Chatman’s Remember, and works by Britten and Mechem. Randall Stroope’s reflective Amor de mi Alma (You are the love of my soul) brings a gentle intensity to the program.
Here is a look into what goes on in the preparation of a piece for a concert. In this video, Hilary talks with Canada composer Eleanor Daley about her composition Ave maris stella, which we performed at our December 2015 concert. The choir is also seen rehearsing the piece.