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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”

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)”

Artist Focus: Caius College Choir & Consort

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One of the most renowned collegiate choirs in the country, Caius College Choir, returns to Spitalfields with their take on Monteverdi’s madrigals. With arrangements of Monteverdi’s works by his own contemporaries they present a programme of often racy madrigals transformed into sacred works in Madrigals Transformed. During University of Cambridge … Continue reading “Artist Focus: Caius College Choir & Consort”

Artist Focus: EXAUDI

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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”

Winter Festival Preview!

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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!”

Opera in Pieces

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Spitalfields Music is very proud to be working with two extraordinary artists, John Barber and Hazel Gould, who have been commissioned to develop a brand new community opera that will premiere in our Summer Festival in 2011. Currently a work in progress the opera will involve singers from our Neighbourhood … Continue reading “Opera in Pieces”