Winter Festival 2014 programme announced

We’re really excited to be able to share this year’s Winter Festival programme with you. The end of the year is an exciting time in Spitalfields, and we’d like you to join us 5-16 December for a musical celebration featuring baroque and renaissance masterpieces, new and unexpected music, world premieres, seasonal treats and music for all ages to enjoy.

Early music highlights include two concerts by countertenor Iestyn Davies in a candlelit Shoreditch Church with lutenist Elizabeth Kenny and later in the festival with The English Concert. We’re also looking forward to welcoming The Sixteen back to Spitalfields with a seasonal programme, and festival newcomers, French baroque ensemble Le Concert Spirituel.

BAFTA Award-wining writer Alan Gilbey returns with Tales from the Ditch, a theatrical journey in the underground spaces of Shoreditch Town Hall, and Claudia Molitor presents Vast White Stillness, a part-installation, part-performance exploring memory and the half-remembered. The Clerks combine music and science in Phantom Voices a late-night performance of musical ‘hauntings’. We’re also introducing new works by Gérard Pesson and Sam Hayden with quartet Quatuor Diotima, and a special collaboration between Polish ensemble Kwartludium and previous Associate Artist Scanner.

For the youngest of ears, our interactive opera series for toddlers Musical Rumpus returns with Catch a Sea Star in a magical underwater world, and on Sunday 7 December there’s a day for the whole family to enjoy with a Winter Fayre on Spitalfields City Farm. There’s also a chance for you to make music with us at our half-day celebration of song and music-making Sing Out.

Booking opens on Monday 22 September, but you’d like to get ahead of the queue join us as a Spitalfields Music member to access priority booking now.

You can explore the programme in our What’s On section or check on our digital brochure below: