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The Bath Festival- Desires

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A classic ORA Singers' programme set in the beautiful Bath Assembly Rooms. Combining the best of Renaissance and modern choral works, Desires focuses on musical settings of text from the Song of Songs, often as sensuous and highly-charged as the text itself. The concert includes works from Renaissance greats such as Palestrina and Victoria, through to ORA-commissioned reflections by the world-renowned composer Jonathan Dove, John Barber and Donna McKevitt. Enjoy the best of the choral tradition, both ancient and modern.


Jonathan Dove - My Love Is Mine
Antoine Brumel - Sicut lilium interspinas
Clemens non Papa - Ego flos campi
Gabriel Jackson - I am the Rose of Sharon
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina – Dilectus meus mihi
Francis Grier - Dilectus meus mihi
Tomas luis de Victoria - Vadam et circuibo civitatem
John Barber - Song of Songs: Love Is Strong As Death


John Barber - Sicut lilium*
Rodrigo de Ceballos - Hortus conclusus
Donna McKevitt – Amica Mea*
Juan Esquivel – Surge propera amica mea
Tarik O’Regan - I sleep but my heart waketh
Sebastian de Vivanco - Veni, dilecte me
Jonathan Dove - Vadam et circuibo civitatem*

* Denotes an ORA Singers commission