As it stands my programme is:
Blute Nur (St. Matthews Passion) - Bach
As When the Dove (Acis and Galatea) - Handel
Batti Batti (Don Giovanni) - Mozart
Villanelle (Les Nuits D'ete) - Berlioz
Du meines Herzens kronelein - R. Strauss
Solveig's Song (Peer Gynt) - Grieg
Pie Jesu (Requiem) - Faure
Sleep - Gurney
The Monk and His Cat (Hermit Songs) - Barber
We are going to re-time it, but I think it is still running a little long. However the next obvious one to knock out is one of the baroque ones - which are both over 5 minutes long and then might make it a bit short!!
I also know Piangero from Giulio Cesare (Handel) very well too, and am toying with substituting it for As when the Dove AND Batti Batti as it is still opera and I'm actually more confident with the Piangero than Batti Batti. It would reduce the time by about 3 mins.
BUT 1) it's still Baroque and so I would lose the classical era piece and
2) it's on the LRSM list! Do I dare?
I do think I sing the Piangero (with Recit.) better than Batti Batti, and I need to have a piece of opera in there (already dropped O Mio Babbino Caro)
What do you think? A crazy idea?