Our new regular spot, featuring choice places around Spitalfields from the team. This week, Rebecca Steel, Marketing & Box Office Assistant, shares hers: I absolutely love Thursday lunchtimes if only for the chance to browse the fascinating Antiques Market in Old Spitalfields Market. I love looking through all the random … Continue reading “My Favourite Place: Rebecca”
We asked our staff to come up with their favourite places in the Spitalfields area and why they would recommend them to others. Over the coming weeks we’ll be posting their selections – you’ll be surprised at where they chose! This week it’s the favourite place of Caroline Went, Learning … Continue reading “My Favourite Place: Caroline”
Among the many Monteverdi inspired concerts on offer at this year’s Winter Festival is La Nuova Musica, one of Europe’s newest and most exciting early music ensembles, is joining us once again! Lead by counter-tenor and conductor David Bates, La Nuova Musica have performed in various settings including a late … Continue reading “Artist Focus: La Nuova Musica”
a filetta arrive at this year’s Winter Festival with their director, Jean-Claude Acquaviva who was just 13 years old when he founded this exceptional group! The group are known throughout Europe for their stunning performances of Corsican polyphony including folk songs and hymns. They’ve even dabbled in film soundtracks (including … Continue reading “Artist Focus: a filetta”
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”
In February 2010 Vital Arts and Spitalfields Music worked together to bring live music to families and new born babies on the maternity ward at the Royal London Hospital. The musicians performed and taught a selection of lullabies from around the world. With the help of willing families they also wrote simple songs in Arabic, Bengali, Somali … Continue reading “Lullaby Diaries (Final Part)”
The Summer Festival may be over but there is still plenty of exploring to be done through Spitalfields Speaks, our free, downloadable sonic guides. Working with artists Marcia Farquhar and Duncan Chapman, five local residents have created their own individual sound pieces that provide unique perspectives into the area, revealing … Continue reading “It’s time to throw out the guide-book and open your ears….”
With only a week to go before the first concert, Abigail Pogson reflects on what she is particularly looking forward to in the Festival.
Spitalfields Singers is open to all comers with no experience necessary, no ability to read music, and definitely no auditions. There are still a few spaces at this stage so if reading this has inspired you to get involved check out our website for more information. Otherwise, come and join us on 26 June!