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DESIGN SERIES #1 - Desires: A Song of Songs Collection

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Design Series #1 - Desires


The first concert in ORA Singers' new Design Series, where different designers are asked to collaborate on each of nine concerts at LSO St. Luke's, creating unique designs that enhance and uplift ORA's award-winning singing. Focusing on musical settings of text from the Song of Songs, often as sensuous and highly-charged as the text itself, this evening includes ORA-commissioned reflections by Jonathan Dove, John Barber and a world premiere by Donna McKevitt, as well as concert design by the critically acclaimed designer Nicky Shaw.

**Special pre-programme addition**
UK Premiere: Arvo Pärt
And I heard a voice…


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
+ Denotes a world premiere performance

Earlier Event: December 11
The Mystery of Christmas