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Our repertoire

Fortissimo! might well be the choral equivalent of a great antipasto, an excellent tapas or a magnificent mezze plate.  Our workshop/choir bill of fare reflects our eclectic tastes, with a myriad ostinati, rounds, vocal games and spoken word performance pieces (yup!).

The repertoire is as eclectic as our membership, chaperoned with good humour and helpful musical instruction by our inspired (and inspiring!) choir mistress, Nadia Piave.  Fortissimo! performs songs from centuries long gone to the present day:
  •     Renaissance French drinking rounds
  •     Irish love songs
  •     English folk songs
  •     Neapolitan traditionals
  •     Baroque madrigals
  •     Contemporary folk songs
  •     American classics
  •     Bach chorals, Mozart and Sibelius
  •     Gregorian chants
  •     Gospels
  •     The occasional retro pop song
  •     and any tasty tidbits the audience may like to order from the menu!
Most songs feature arrangements for soprano, alto, tenor and bass.