Spitalfields Music Winter Festival 2013 programme announced

As the summer slowly draws to a close, we’re preparing for an end of year musical celebration here in Spitalfields, with our Winter Festival 2013.

We’re delighted to share with you details of this festival’s programme, which brings together the historic and often hidden corners of our neighbourhood with new and exciting sounds.

The Winter Festival runs Friday 6 – Tuesday 17 December, and we’re pleased to welcome back a wide range of artists. From The Sixteen, La Nuova Musica and The English Concert who will be filling the more iconic spaces with luscious baroque harmonies, including Handel’s Messiah and a songbook of arias from the first opera companies in the English-speaking world.

In a series of more unusual concoctions, we present an opera in a desk from Claudia Molitor; a brand-new site-specific work by visual artist Geraldine Pilgrim and Toynbee Hall and Studios; and an chilling evening of ghostly tales and dark folk ballads with Opera North’s Crows’ Bones. We’ll also be enjoying performances from Britten Sinfonia with Norwegian guitarist Stian Westerhus, clarinettist and composer Arun Ghosh, as well as series of new chorale preludes as part of the Orgebuchlein Project at the Chapel Royal of the Tower of London.

You can now explore our programme in the What’s On section.

Public booking opens at 10.00am on Monday 23 September, although Spitalfields Music supporters can access priority booking from Monday 9 September (sign up for access).