Leeds concert season

Kantos Choir – Love is Love

Thu 15 Feb, 8pm

The Old Woollen – Sunny Bank Mills, FarsleyVenue Name

Doors: 7pm
Running Times: approximately 60 minutes (no interval)

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This concert is part of the Sound Out Leeds 2023/24 series.

Kantos Choir
Ellie Slorach – director
Paul Whittaker – British Sign Language interpreter

A programme celebrating love in all its forms with a particular focus on LGBTQ+ groups.

Abbie Betinis Love is Love is Love is Love Listen
Derri Joseph Lewis Something Exciting Listen
Morten Lauridsen Six ‘Firesongs’ on Italian Renaissance Poems: No 1 Ov’è, lass’, il bel viso? Listen
Carlo Gesualdo Moro, lasso, al mio duolo Listen
Mari Esabel Valverde Before Spring Listen
Claudio Monteverdi Sì ch’io vorrei morire Listen
Morten Lauridsen Six ‘Firesongs’ on Italian Renaissance Poems: No 6 Se per havervi, oime Listen
Alex Groves Stream & Pool
Peretti/Creatore/Weiss arr Alan Billingsley Can’t Help Falling in Love Listen
Gerald Finzi My Spirit Sang All Day Listen
William Walton Set Me As A Seal Upon Thine Heart Listen
Kristina Arakelyan Two Love Songs: No 2 A Birthday
Percy Grainger Mo Nighean Dubh Listen
John Farmer Fair Phyllis Listen
Traditional Improvisation – Greensleeves
Thomas Morley Now Is The Month of Maying Listen
James MacMillan Lassie, Wad Ye Loe Me? Listen
Mari Esabel Valverde Best Wishes Listen

Join Kantos Choir for a performance that charts the course of true love, which never did run smooth. Interspersing choral works and poetry by old romantics and young lovers, Kantos will melt your heart with love songs – no crooning though, promise!

The concert features works by contemporary composers Derri Joseph Lewis, Alex Groves, and Mari Esabel Valverde, who all share fresh perspectives on LGBTQ+ lives and lovers.

Come celebrate love, loving and being loved. After all, love is all you need.

This concert is BSL interpreted by leading British Sign Language interpreter of classical music, Paul Whittaker OBE

View all events in the Sound Out Leeds series.


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About the performers

Kantos Chamber Choir was founded in 2015 by Ellie Slorach. The choir comprises the top choral singers across the north who have begun or are about to begin their professional careers. Kantos has rapidly risen to the forefront of choral singing in Manchester and the north-west.

The choir is committed to ensuring choral music is accessible to a wider, more diverse audience. Its events are for keen classical music fans and brand new audience members alike. Kantos aims to shake up the tradition of choral music and perform at a professional level in the north, where there are currently no full-time professional chamber choirs.

Paul Whittaker is an inspirational speaker, musician, performer and workshop leader who is profoundly deaf. A pianist and organist, he has a music degree from Wadham College, Oxford, a postgraduate performance diploma from the RNCM and holds ALCM and ARCO diplomas.

For thirty years Paul has been entertaining and educating people about music and deafness across the UK and beyond, at schools and colleges, conferences and theatres, courses and training events. More recently he has focused mainly on Signed Song and BSL access to classical music.


Standard: £18
Under 30s/Full-time students/unwaged: £11

Please note, you will be redirected to Leeds Ticket Hub to make your purchase.

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