Our Winter Festival returns in December with a mix of old and new interpretations of Monteverdi’s nine books of madrigals, polyphonic singing from all around Europe and Fables – a new collaboration with Streetwise Opera. EXAUDI We are pleased to welcome back La Nuova Musica who will open the festival … Continue reading “Winter Festival Preview!”
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”
Spitalfields Music is very proud to be working with two extraordinary artists, John Barber and Hazel Gould, who have been commissioned to develop a brand new community opera that will premiere in our Summer Festival in 2011. Currently a work in progress the opera will involve singers from our Neighbourhood … Continue reading “Opera in Pieces”
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….”
am very fortunate to have been a steward for three events at Spitalfields Music’s Summer Festival this year – In the House and a couple of concerts with Harry Christophers & The Sixteen – and have enjoyed every minute of it!
The Xenakis Pavilion is still up in Old Spitalfields Market and is well worth a visit. We couldn’t resist playing on it during our lunch! The best thing about is that you don’t need to know anything about music and you can’t play it wrong (no persistent scales that you have … Continue reading “Xenakis Pavilion”
With only a week to go before the first concert, Abigail Pogson reflects on what she is particularly looking forward to in the Festival.
For the Summer Festival 2010, the group is producing two events: a musical treasure hunt at the Arnold Circus Family Day on Sunday 13 June and Circulate Presents our penultimate Festival event at Village Underground on Friday 25 June.
The members of our Women sing East group were recently invited to sit in on a rehearsal with The Sixteen and Harry Christophers at the Barbican for a performance of Bach’s B minor Mass.
Julia Chalkley puts into her own words her experience of the rehearsal.
Acting Festival Producer Ed McKeon’s trip to Berlin to see composer and artist Chris Newman.