Sense of the Divine: Seasons of Life and Leaf – 1 October 2023



Sunday 1 October 2023 at 6pm
St George’s Bristol

Exultate Singers
David Ogden conductor
Richard Johnson piano
Rose McPhilemy reader

Roxanna Panufnik Elegy for Fadima (world premiere)
Traditional Summer is a-coming in
Frederick Delius To Be Sung Of A Summer Night On The Water
Jonathan Harvey Song of June
George Gershwin Summertime
Frank Bridge Autumn
Gustav Holst The Autumn is old
Jussi Chydenius Autumn
Claude Debussy Yver vous n’estes qu’un villain
Morten Lauridsen Mid-Winter Songs
Camille Saint-Saëns Serenade D’hiver
Orlando de Lassus Hor che la nuova e vaga primavera
Japanese Traditional arr. Ko Matsushita Sakura
Bob Chilcott When Spring comes walking
György Orbán Mundi renovatio

Gift yourself the treat of an evening of choral music that weaves together the vibrant tapestry of life’s seasons with the beauty of the rhythm of the cycle of the natural world. 

Music from Europe, Asia and Africa are fused together in this memorable programme, delivered with Exultate Singers’ customary engaging and entertaining style. 

Exploring the timeless thread from mediaeval times to the present day, this carefully curated programme of music showcases evocative and intensely moving pieces by living composers, including the world premiere of a specially commissioned piece by the leading British composer Roxanna Panufnik, who was chosen by Charles III to write music for his Coronation.  

A selection of evocative and atmospheric poems compliment the beautiful choral music, read by the Bristol-based actor Rose McPhilemy.

Tickets £12 / £15 / £18 / £21

How to book

Choose your seats using the dropdown list (there is no booking fee if you book via the Exultate Singers’ website).

Tickets are also available  from St George’s box office online, by phone on 0117 929 4929, and over the counter at St George’s (booking fees apply).

Additional information

Seating area

Central stalls – row D, Central stalls – row E, Central stalls – rows C to F, Central stalls – row H, Central gallery – third row, Side gallery, left hand side – front row, Side gallery, right hand side – front row, Side gallery, left hand side – second row, Side gallery, right hand side – second row, Side gallery, left hand side – third row, Side gallery, right hand side – third row

Type of ticket

Adult, Student in full time education, Under 18s