Tag: Madrigals

The Winter Festival draws to a close…

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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…”

Intern Diaries: Michael’s Winter Festival week

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And with around 150 participants taking their final bow at Fables – A Film Opera, the first part of the Winter Festival drew to a close. (Well sort of; there were of course lots of things to do such as tidy up, and battle with the weather). The Festival week … Continue reading “Intern Diaries: Michael’s Winter Festival week”

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”

60 Seconds With…Matt Peacock

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Today we have the next installation of our feature ’60 Seconds with…’! Over  the coming weeks we will be posting quick and quirky interviews with the people behind the music at the Winter Festival. There’s no hard and fast rule with what we ask – most questions come from members … Continue reading “60 Seconds With…Matt Peacock”

60 Seconds With…David Bates

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Today we have the next installation of our feature ’60 Seconds with…’! Over  the coming weeks we will be posting quick and quirky interviews with the people behind the music at the Winter Festival. There’s no hard and fast rule with what we ask – most questions come from members … Continue reading “60 Seconds With…David Bates”

Who is Monteverdi?

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With this year’s Winter Festival showcasing the works of Claudio Monteverdi, we thought it would be a good idea to give a little insight into who Monteverdi was. Danielle Sutcliffe, Box Office Manager, takes you through the man, the music, the myth. Lines drawn between periods of music are very … Continue reading “Who is Monteverdi?”

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”