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60 seconds with…Orlando Gough

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The next installment of 60 seconds with… is here and today we have one of tonights Songs in the wires composers. Orlando Gough tells us about the first album he bought, the difficulties of choosing his favourite composer and what inspires him. Composing or performing? Composing – I’m not a … Continue reading “60 seconds with…Orlando Gough”

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!”

Best of the Fest (and the Rest)

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Here at Spitalfields Music HQ, we spend a lot of time asking what you are looking forward to at our Festival. So we thought it was high time, that we began telling you what we are looking forward to this Winter Festival. And sadly, because our lovely Festivals cannot run … Continue reading “Best of the Fest (and the Rest)”

A Songs in the wires teaser

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As promised in our last post about the deliciously enigmatic Winter Festival concert, Songs in the wires, we will be posting some teasers and exclusive information about the programme being crafted by the composers of brand-new production Fables – A Film Opera. This time, we have a little more on what song composer Emily Hall is planning:

Emily’s section of the programme displays some of her extraordinary song writing talent. Since 2006 she has worked with the writer and poet Toby Litt, whose beautiful words provide all the texts to Emily’s songs in our concert. Here’s one of the song texts, his poem, Lyric.


What gentle kind of love is this,
a kind I have not known before,
which will not break its promises
or rip what it would repair?

A love not furious with itself
or with its object but concerned.
A love which when it gives itself
creates the love which is returned.

This love, both kind and be

Fables – A Launch Party

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The Winter Festival is drawing ever nearer, and one particular milestone was the official launch of our collaboration with Streetwise Opera, Fables – A Film Opera. From a brisk walk through the cold, the Spitalfields Music staff arrived at Toynbee Hall to catch the end of a typically animated Streetwise … Continue reading “Fables – A Launch Party”

Songs in the wires

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One of our more unusual concerts, Songs in the wires, boasts an impressive and varied line-up bringing together performers and composers from Fables – A Film Opera. Taking Melanie Pappenheim, Rebecca Askew and Mara Carlyle – three incredible contemporary singers, who draw on a wide range of musical styles – … Continue reading “Songs in the wires”