Tuesday October 30 & Thursday, November 1, 2012 • 8pm.
Pre-Concert talks at 7:15pm
Trinity St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor Street West, Toronto

The sweet anguish of love has preoccupied poets and composers down through the ages. We take a light-hearted look at the subject, in the company of flirts and seducers, lovers and cads, the chaste and the licentious, from the Middle Ages to modern times. As the nights grow longer and colder, this is an evening to warm your blood and put a smile on your lips.


Anita Krause, mezzo soprano
Lawrence Wiliford, tenor
Ross Manson, actor/reader


Seymour Barab: Lovers for soprano, tenor, clarinet, viola, cello and piano. Text by Sir John Suckling. audio sample
Karl Heinz Füssl: Cantiunculae Amoris for tenor and string quartet. Text by Ovid and Petronius, selected poems.
George Frideric Handel: Sono liete, fortunate for mezzo soprano, tenor and strings. Text anonymous. 
John Plant: Sonetto di Gaspara Stampa for mezzo soprano and piano quartet.
Edmund Rubbra: Amoretti for tenor and string quartet. Text by Edmund Spenser, from the Sonnets. audio sample
Kurt Weill: Songs from One Touch of Venus arranged by Laura Jones for mezzo soprano, clarinet and string quartet. Text by Odgen Nash. audio sample


Scenes of love and seduction from classic literature, including The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Tom Jones by Henry Fielding, and Orlando by Virginia Woolf.

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