The name ‘Kantos’ came from Esperanto, meaning ‘to sing’ in the future tense- I liked the idea that we were an ensemble looking to ‘the future’. In the concert with HCS, we will all sing together with Kantos singers interspersed among the HCS members until the middle of the concert – then, for the Ireland and the Elgar, only half of the KCS singers will sing each of these pieces; this is to give more of a chamber choir feel to these two works. Kantos will sing In Beauty May I Walk by Jonathan Dove by themselves too. A few weeks ago, we spent a whole day working together on all sorts of skills including improvisation and chamber choir singing, so this performance is a culmination of a longer process of collaboration between the two choirs.
Why should people come to see ‘Round the Tree?
The programme os music is varied in style and will be a beautiful celebration of the natural world, perfect for a summer’s evening. The sound of HCS combined with Kantos is absolutely wonderful, and if you are a regular audience member for HCS, you will usually hear the choir singing with an orchestra; this programme is made up of entirely a capella music, so it’Cs HCS in a new soundworld!
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