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Love is Love – Kantos Chamber Choir

February 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

When – Friday 16th February, 8pm – 9pm

Where – Partisan, Islington Mill, 1 James St, M3 5HW

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How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

Love is universal. Love is for everyone. Love is all around. Love is love.

Join Kantos 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, we’ll melt your heart with love songs – no crooning though, we promise! We feature works by contemporary composers Derri Joseph Lewis, Alex Groves and Mari Esabel Valverde, who share fresh perspectives on LGBTQ+ lives and lovers.

You’re invited to join Kantos to celebrate love, loving and being loved. After all, love is all you need.


DOORS 19:30


The tickets for this performance operate on a Pay What You Can basis; you choose the ticket band that you are able or happy to pay for.



Abbie Betinis – Love is Love is Love is Love

Derri Joseph Lewis – Something Exciting

Morten Lauridsen – Six ‘Firesongs’ on Italian Renaissance Poems No.1

Carlo Gesualdo – Moro, lasso, al mio duolo

Mari Esabel Valverde – Before Spring

Claudio Monteverdi – Sì ch’io vorrei morire

Morten Lauridsen – Six ‘Firesongs’ on Italian Renaissance Poems No.6

Alex Groves – Stream & Pool

Peretti, Creatore, Weiss arr. Alan Billingsley – Can’t Help Falling in Love

Gerald Finzi – My Spirit Sang All Day

William Walton – Set Me As A Seal Upon Thine Heart

Kristina Arakelyan – Two Love Songs, No.2 A Birthday

Percy Grainger – Mo Nighean Dubh

John Farmer – Fair Phyllis

Trad. Improvisation – Greensleeves

Thomas Morley – Now Is The Month of Maying

James MacMillan – Lassie, Wad Ye Loe Me?

Mari Esabel Valverde – Best Wishes

…plus words & poetry



Paul Whittaker – British Sign Language Interpreter



Please note, there is limited seating at this event, with seats being allocated on a first come first served basis. If you have any access requirements we can assist you with, or if you require a seat, please contact our team in advance of booking to ensure we can accommodate you. Contact: kantoschamberchoir@gmail.com

Safer Spaces and Accessibility statement


The venue is wheelchair accessible, has an accessible toilet and all our toilet facilities are gender neutral.


Partisan aims to be a safer space. As such, harmful and discriminatory behaviour is not tolerated. As a cooperative, Partisan is democratically owned by its members, and is shaped by everybody through what we say and what we do. If you are challenged or feel threatened, speak to someone wearing a Partisan t-shirt or anyone behind the bar; they are there to help


Please contact events@partisancollective.net if you have any questions or if you require an essential companions ticket


Partisan Collective provides an inclusive, accessible, not-for-profit platform and space in Greater Manchester where our members meet, share, learn, create, perform and dance together. 


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February 16
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Islington Mill 1 James Street Salford M3 5HW
Islington Mill 1 James Street
Salford, M3 5HW United Kingdom
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