Cantores has a justified reputation for imaginative and challenging programming and of mastering a wide range of choral styles in persuasive performances.
There is a risk that this serious-minded exploration of the riches of music available to choirs like ours today might lead to an accusation that there is little humour in our concerts: too much profundity and too little sparkle.
To counterbalance this impression, we present for spring/summer 2013 a programme that is almost entirely concerned with the pleasures of life.
We shall drop in with Claudio Monteverdi on Orpheus' wedding celebrations, on a Bolognese Feast with Adriano Banchieri.
We shall dine with Samuel Pepys to the music of Henry Purcell and dance with Henry VIII.
We cannot resist one deviation however as we have just discovered the music of the young Latvian composer Eriks Esenvalds, but we think that you too will be transported by the beauty of his love-song 'Long Road'.
We may even have time to drop in to the Jazz Bar on 42nd Street...
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Cantores Chamber Choir in the Cotswolds
We are a small, passionately dedicated chamber choir in the Cotswolds, 26 of us singing six or so concerts a year in some of England's most beautiful parish churches.
Two of our concerts every year are with the accompaniment of the Cantores String Ensemble, and we particularly love a cappella singing, with a repertoire ranging from the earliest Tudor times to the most contemporary English composers.