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Ensemble Plus Ultra

The Food of Love – Song of Songs

Venue: Cadogan Hall


Nigra sum
Trahe me post te
Trahe me post te
Tota pulchra es
Osculetur me
Nigra sum: Vadam et circuibo
Nigra sum sed formosa
Nigra sum sed formosa
Veni dilecti
Dum esset rex
Vidi speciosam


  • Ensemble Plus Ultra

Just one day after Valentine’s Day, the award-winning Ensemble Plus Ultra makes its Cadogan Hall debut with a selection of ‘Song of Songs’ settings, alongside readings of Shakespeare sonnets in a celebration of love.

With music by composers including Tomás Luis de Victoria, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, and Orlande de Lassus, this programme showcases some of the most beautiful and erotic of scriptural texts (the Song of Songs being essentially a love poem), set in a variety of styles.

Ensemble Plus Ultra, founded in 2001, are specialists in the music of Renaissance Spain, and their 10-disc recording of music by Tomás Luis Victoria won the 2012 Gramophone Award for Early Music. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear them in a rare London appearance.

Part of Choral at Cadogan 2016-17.

Part of Choral at Cadogan 2016‑17

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