Tag: EXAUDI

Winter Festival photographs are here!

Posted on in Categories FestivalTags , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

We had a fantastic time during the Winter Festival, and we hope those who attended did also. Here are a few photos of our favourite festival moments and events: [slideshow] Photograph credits: Celine Smith and  Sabine Tilly

A Volunteer’s View

Posted on in Categories FestivalTags , , , , , , , , , ,

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”

The Winter Festival draws to a close…

Posted on in Categories FestivalTags , , , , , , ,

Tonight we have the last two concerts of our Winter Festival. A fantastic double bill beginning with the wonderful EXAUDI in what will be a stunning rendition of Monteverdi’s Third Book of Madrigals at 6.30 pm followed by Retrospect Ensemble with a programme of Italian instrumental music exploring the styles … Continue reading “The Winter Festival draws to a close…”

Winter Festival Highlights

Posted on in Categories FestivalTags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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”

60 seconds with… James Weeks

Posted on in Categories 60 seconds with...Tags , , , ,

Lute or electric guitar? Both please! – a sexy duet combination Composing or performing? Composing…then performing Black tie or all black? All black. Can’t stand the pomposity of black tie but don’t want to look casual either. What’s the most played track from your MP3 player/CD collection? Hmm… Maybe Gothic Voices’ … Continue reading “60 seconds with… James Weeks”

Best of the Fest (and the Rest)

Posted on in Categories FestivalTags , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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)”

Artist Focus: EXAUDI

Posted on in Categories FestivalTags , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Former Associate Artist James Weeks returns to Spitalfields this winter, this time with his extraordinary ensemble, EXAUDI. Co-founded with the fantastic soprano Juliet Fraser, this group are whipping up a storm in Britain’s contemporary music scene, showcasing exciting talent in both upcoming performers and composers. EXAUDI draws inspiration for its … Continue reading “Artist Focus: EXAUDI”

Artist Focus: Retrospect Ensemble

Posted on in Categories FestivalTags , , , , , , , , , ,

Unlimited in their choice of historical repertoire, Retrospect Ensemble is on a journey to explore a vast range of music with a fresh approach. Founded and directed by Matthew Halls, they enjoy an annual Wigmore Hall series, international concert engagements and a relationship with the Korean National Opera. Not only … Continue reading “Artist Focus: Retrospect Ensemble”

Winter Festival Preview!

Posted on in Categories Festival, GeneralTags , , , , , , , , , , ,

Our Winter Festival returns in December with a mix of old and new interpretations of Monteverdi’s nine books of madrigals, polyphonic singing from all around Europe and Fables – a new collaboration with Streetwise Opera. EXAUDI We are pleased to welcome back La Nuova Musica who will open the festival … Continue reading “Winter Festival Preview!”