2013 – 2014 Concert Season

Please note that Exultate’s concerts have now returned to Friday evenings!

Check out our season flyer here

All concerts begin at 8:00 pm

Season at a Glance:

On the Wings of Song Friday, October 18, 2013
A Canadian Noël Friday, December 6, 2013
Meditations Friday, March 21, 2014
Sing a Song of Shakespeare Friday, May 30, 2014

October 18, 2013 On the Wings of Song

Exultate begins the season On the Wings of Song, presenting works by Handel, Bardos, Batten, Bach (Motet VI, Lobet den Herrn), and Henderson. To celebrate Benjamin Britten’s 100th birthday, we will sing selections from his Flower Songs. As a preview to a city-wide celebration of Alice Parker’s choral music the weekend of Oct. 25- 27th, we will perform Songstreams, settings of poetry by Edna St. Vincent Millay, as well as Ms. Parker’s rousing arrangements of Hark, I hear the harps eternal and How can I keep from singing? Come and celebrate song as we bring you inspiring music from a variety of traditions and styles.

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December 6, 2013 A Canadian Noël

A Canadian Noël includes music by some of Canada’s most celebrated composers: Willan, Henderson, Daley, Sirett, Patriquin, and Cable, among others. The featured work is Ruth Watson Henderson’s glorious setting of the Magnificat (Song of Mary), for chorus and organ. Eunseong Cho joins us as guest organist for this concert. Organized around the stages of celebration: anticipation, annunciation, celebration, adoration and jubilation, the music reflects a variety of emotions. Raise your own voices in song with us as we sing familiar carols to usher in the season.

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March 21, 2014 Meditations

Meditations provides an opportunity for contemplation and reflection. Eleanor Daley’s a cappella Requiem, composed in 1993, combines Latin and English texts, and features soprano and baritone soloists with chorus. In contrast, Franz Liszt’s Missa Choralis , written in 1865, uses the traditional Latin mass form, and is accompanied by organ. Often associated with a flamboyant compositional style, Liszt chose a more pious, conservative path for this music. Guest organist Daniel Bickle joins us for this performance

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May 30, 2014 Sing a Song of Shakespeare

Sing a song of Shakespeare pays tribute to composers inspired by the famous bard. Exultate reprises its CD, The Present Time, with music by Canadian composers Freedman and Holman, and British composer Mathias. The centerpiece of the concert is Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music, originally written for 16 soloists and orchestra. Michael Coghlan’s In sweet music is such art, for chorus, flute and piano, and Matthew Harris’ jazzy settings round out the programme. Guest narrator Josh Johnston illuminates the texts for us.

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For more information please call 416-971-9229.


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