Wed, Jul 18 2012 07:19
Quests for spiritual enlightenment and sensual discovery...memories of lovers, long ago and faraway...the incomparable strangeness of the everyday...
Ideas of the exotic are explored in all their mystery and potency in a programme of songs based on translations of Hindu, Spanish, Polish, Serbian, German and Gaelic poetry. The performers bring a theatrical dimension to their musical voyage through Gustav Holst's Vedic Hymns, Samuel Barber's Three Songs Op. 45, Judith Weir's Songs from the Exotic and Tim Watts's White Shadow.