Il Pastor Fido madrigal cycle from Madrigals Books 5 – Claudio Monteverdi
Madrigals about the joys and vicissitudes of life by Renaissance masters John Wilbye, John Bennett, Thomas Weelkes, Ludwig Senfl and Michael East
Songs and Cries of London Town for chamber choir and piano duet – Bob Chilcott
The Cries of London – Orlando Gibbons
April in Paris – arr. Gene Puerling
Two Poems of Emily Dickinson – Steven Tanoto
Heartbeat, breath, brain activity… these are vital biological ‘signs of life’. Laughter, tears, passion, joy, hard work, friendship, love… these are proof of life – as it happens. And proof of a life well-lived. Like a ‘life narrative’, this program contrasts the outer physical and commercial elements of daily life with the ebb and flow of our inner, emotional lives.