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Artist Focus: The Academy of Ancient Music

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“One of the world’s greatest period-instrumentbands, the Academy of Ancient Music, is stuffed full with the superstars of the historically-informed style of playing.” Glasgow Herald With Easter upon us and a Bank holiday weekend to enjoy, we thought it would be a good time to draw your attention to The … Continue reading “Artist Focus: The Academy of Ancient Music”

Spaces of Blank

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We are very excited to be welcoming the BBC Symphony Orchestra to Spitalfields this summer for the UK premiere of Spaces of Blank by sort-after composer Michel van der Aa. The incredible mezzo-soprano Stephanie Marshall sings alongside orchestra and soundtrack in this beautiful and imaginative work. Bas van Putten has … Continue reading “Spaces of Blank”

My Favourite Place: Uju

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It’s time for more revelations from our staff about where they  love to spend their time in Spitalfields. This week Finance Director,  and chocoholic, Uju, tells us about her favourite place. I’m still relatively new to Spitalfields Music and the area, so I haven’t had enough time to explore Spitalfields properly, … Continue reading “My Favourite Place: Uju”

A Volunteer’s View

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As a newcomer to Spitalfields Music, I was a little nervous but all of the staff and volunteers were very welcoming. Being a festival steward involved a variety of tasks each night. I welcomed people outside the church, sold programmes and showed people to their seats. There were some pretty … Continue reading “A Volunteer’s View”

60 seconds with… Matthew Halls

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Black tie or all black? All black, it’s much easier to clean… Red or white (wine)? At this time of year red wins hands down I’d say…. Monteverdi: Madrigals or Vespers? Is this a trick question?! Impossible to call…. Do you have any pre-concert rituals? I’m currently half way through … Continue reading “60 seconds with… Matthew Halls”

Winter Festival Highlights

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As we head in to the New Year, Acting Executive Director, Sarah Macnee shares with us the highlights of the remaining Winter Festival concerts. In the New Year we have two more wonderful Monteverdi concerts as well as Paul Agnew’s exploration of Monteverdi, Opera & Beyond on Thursday 6 January. … Continue reading “Winter Festival Highlights”

Our Winter Festival so far…

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Its been an extremely busy week for us all with Week One of our Winter Festival sadly at an end. Its been a huge success, and a highly eventful week. The performances have been so exceptional, that we couldn’t sum up in one sentence all the incredible highlights, so we thought we would share … Continue reading “Our Winter Festival so far…”

Best of the Fest (and the Rest)

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The next installment of our regular feature Best of the Fest (and the Rest) and this week it’s the turn of Marketing Assistant, Rebecca Steel. The Festival event I can’t wait to see is EXAUDI‘s concert on Friday 7 January. I have seen them perform contemporary music several times and … Continue reading “Best of the Fest (and the Rest)”

Less than a week to go!

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Our Acting Executive Director, Sarah Macnee shares with us a selection of the treats on offer at this year’s Winter Festival. This is my first Festival with Spitalfields Music, and I could not be more excited. Our Executive Director, Abigail Pogson, has just had a baby, and I have stepped … Continue reading “Less than a week to go!”

60 Seconds With… Geoffrey Webber

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This week, Caius College Choir director Geoffrey Webber recieves the mintue-long grilling. Read about his musical tastes and more! Bach or Handel? Bach Monteverdi Madrigals or Vespers? Vespers Renaissance or baroque? Baroque Concert or Evensong? Not equivalents! What was the first CD/LP/Album you bought? Single: T Rex, Album: Rachmaninov Piano … Continue reading “60 Seconds With… Geoffrey Webber”