Arlene Adair shares her experiences of being a singer, performing in Women sing East and rehearsing for the world premiere of our community opera We are Shadows: “Do you honestly think that you can sing?” The words of my eldest, my first born, daughter pierced my brain bringing what I … Continue reading “What makes you think that you can sing?”
Watching Women sing East rehearse for their performance on Wednesday night was a joy and a revelation. Having heard so much about the all-female choir from my colleagues at Spitalfields Music I was interested to find out for myself what all the fuss was about! Coming into the performance hall … Continue reading “Women sing East”
Our Summer Festival 2011 events are now all online so take a look and see what takes your fancy! Highlights include Associate Artist series by The English Concert and Mica Levi, including an intimate dining-room performance and secret event at a rather unexpected location, the premiere of We are Shadows … Continue reading “Summer Festival 2011”
We are very excited to announce the official name of the work which marks the culmination of our Opera in Pieces project. John Barber and Hazel Gould’s opera, which draws together performers from across the entirety of Spitalfields Music’s output, including our choirs Women sing East and Spitalfields Singers, performers … Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE: Opera in Pieces update”
The six MAASers (Music Animateur Apprentices) came together for the first time for our training day last week. Phil Mullen, our incredible leader for group work and leadership, described us as “the Marines of music leadership”, which is a bit scary! Phil’s session made me think about lots of aspects … Continue reading “My first two weeks… as a MAASer”
Our Summer Festival ran from 11-26 June with over 65% of audience members making their first visit to the Festival and over 10,000 people attending!! That’s a record! We had a fantastic time, and we hope those who attended did also. Here are a few photos of our favourite festival moments and events: … Continue reading “Summer Festival 2010”
The members of our Women sing East group were recently invited to sit in on a rehearsal with The Sixteen and Harry Christophers at the Barbican for a performance of Bach’s B minor Mass.
Julia Chalkley puts into her own words her experience of the rehearsal.