Category: Festival

General booking now open!

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Booking for this year’s Winter Festival has opened. We’re bringing early music stars The Sixteen and Solomon’s Knot to Shoreditch Town Hall and inviting you to a Shakespeare-inspired programme with superstar Mary Bevan in the church beneath which many of Shakespeare’s actor contemporaries are buried. For more contemporary culture lovers listen … Continue reading “General booking now open!”

This year’s Summer Festival so far

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Our Summer Festival is well underway. So far we’ve already had 20 events, including a late-night candle-lit choir concert, a fun-filled afternoon bursting with music and creative activities in Shoreditch Church gardens, and original soul music at London’s first happy café. We’re stacking up some great reviews: the music sung by The … Continue reading “This year’s Summer Festival so far”

Summer Festival 2016

Revealing our 40th Summer Festival Programme

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This year’s Summer Festival is a special one, marking our 40th birthday. We’re bringing extraordinary music to unexpected places in East London, from museums, cafés and churches to markets and gardens. Festival favourites The Sixteen and The English Concert return to Spitalfields alongside a late-evening choral pilgrimage from acclaimed choir … Continue reading “Revealing our 40th Summer Festival Programme”

Interview: Joseph Crouch

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Academy of Ancient Music’s Principal Cellist, Joseph Crouch, takes time to talk to us about his life, career and AAM’s exciting programme for this year’s Summer Festival. You started out in music as a chorister, why did you decide to change direction and pursue the cello?  Necessity. I was one … Continue reading “Interview: Joseph Crouch”

What makes you think that you can sing?

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Arlene Adair shares her experiences of being a singer, performing in Women sing East and rehearsing for the world premiere of our community opera We are Shadows: “Do you honestly think that you can sing?” The words of my eldest, my first born, daughter pierced my brain bringing what I … Continue reading “What makes you think that you can sing?”