Pictures at a Concert Hall

Saturday 9 June 2018 at 7.30pm

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With Dr Beth Williamson presenter
Conducted by David Ogden

The Music:
Gregorio Allegri Miserere
John Tavener The Lamb
Lili Boulanger Hymne au Soleil
Pablo Casals O vos omnes
Gustav Holst Come to me in the silence of the night
Andrea Gabrieli Exultate justi   
15th century anonymous Adoramus te 
Francisco Guerrero Tota pulchra es Maria
George Frederic Handel Gloria Patri from Nisi Dominus
Claude Debussy Beau Soir
Amy Beach Dusk in June  
Gerhswin, arr. Carpenter Summertime
Kurt Weill Mack the Knife
Eric Whitacre Water Night

The paintings:
Titian The Concert
Jackson Pollock Number 1 (Lavender Mist)
Domenico di Bartolo Madonna of Humility
Michelangelo Buonarroti Last Judgement
Leonardo da Vinci Virgin and Child with St Anne
Francisco de Zurbarán Agnus Dei
Diego Velázquez The Immaculate Conception
Diego Velázquez Saint John on Patmos
Giovanni Antonio Canal (‘Canaletto’) Grand Canal with San Simeone Piccolo
Canaletto The Thames from Somerset House Terrace towards the City
DG Rossetti Ecce Ancilla Domini
Monet Impression Sunrise
Monet Haystacks/Parliament
Whistler Nocturne in Black and Gold
Salvador Dali Persistence of Memory, Christ of St John of the Cross
Jacob Lawrence Summer Street Scene Night in Harlem
Gwendolyn Knight Lullaby
Georgia O’Keeffe Starlight Night


All art constantly aspires to the condition of music”, said the art critic Walter Pater.

In this unique concert Exultate Singers explores the relationship between paintings and music. Dr Beth Williamson, Reader in History of Art at the University of Bristol, introduces paintings from around the world and across the centuries. Works by Leonardo da Vinci, Velazquez , Titian, Canaletto, Monet, Dalí, Whistler, Kandinsky and Jackson Pollock will be projected above the choir as they perform a wide range of choral music associated with and inspired by the paintings.

This year’s Sense of the Divine concert will be a feast for the eyes as well as the ears.


St George's, Great George Street, Bristol BS1 5RR


£24, £20, £15. Half price tickets for students in full time education and under 18s (limited availability)

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