Tag: Winter Festival 2010

Intern Diaries: I guess it’s time to say goodbye

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So here we are, at the point which five months ago looked so far away but has arrived more quickly than a speeding kangaroo. (Happy Australia Day!) My final few weeks at Spitalfields Music has seen the wrapping up of the brilliant 2010 Winter Festival, with some truly amazing performances … Continue reading “Intern Diaries: I guess it’s time to say goodbye”

Winter Festival photographs are here!

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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

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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…

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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…”

Best of the Fest (and the Rest)

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For our final instalment of the Spitalfields Music staff’s picks from the Winter Festival and the rest of cultural London, we have Marketing & Communications Intern, Michael sharing his favourite forthcoming events. The concert I’m most looking forward to this festival is Monteverdi, Opera & Beyond (6 January) being given … Continue reading “Best of the Fest (and the Rest)”

60 seconds with… Matthew Halls

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Black tie or all black? All black, it’s much easier to clean… Red or white (wine)? At this time of year red wins hands down I’d say…. Monteverdi: Madrigals or Vespers? Is this a trick question?! Impossible to call…. Do you have any pre-concert rituals? I’m currently half way through … Continue reading “60 seconds with… Matthew Halls”

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”

60 seconds with… James Weeks

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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”

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”

Intern Diaries: Caroline’s Festival experience

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As Learning & Participation Intern, the first part of the Winter Festival, for me, was focused on the L&P events. The week began with the daily staff briefing and all the abbreviations on the fat schedule suddenly became identifiable people! The mood of the office changed slightly as passing ships … Continue reading “Intern Diaries: Caroline’s Festival experience”