Category: Festival

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!”

Artist Focus: La Venexiana

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La Venexiana are the Italian Madrigal Group. Founded by soprano Rossana Bertini and counter-tenor Claudio Cavina, they are some of the most experienced performers in the early music field. They open the second half of our Winter Festival with a beautiful programme of highlights from Monteverdi’s Books Five to Nine of Madrigals … Continue reading “Artist Focus: La Venexiana”

Intern Diaries: Caroline & the Spitalfields Singers

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The merry band that is Spitalfields Singers, our community choir, has now met for six weeks on Thursdays between 12.30 and 1.30pm. In the light and airy space of Hanbury Hall, we follow Camille Maalawy’s enthusiastic directions. Starting with syllabic warm-ups and breathing exercises before embarking on sung interchanges to … Continue reading “Intern Diaries: Caroline & the Spitalfields Singers”

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)”

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”

What Makes a Great Fable?

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What do you think makes a great fable? We asked a whole host of people involved in Fables – A Film Opera (composers, directors, workshop leaders and members of our team) exactly that! This is what they said… [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQqYXFkKosM] Discover more videos on our YouTube channel!

60 Seconds With…Paul Sartin

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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…Paul Sartin”