‘a breathtaking feat of pure ensemble singing’ 5* review of Summer Music by Candlelight

‘If you’ve been to one of Ex Cathedra’s candlelit Christmas concerts, you’ll know just how beautifully they’re devised. An imaginative selection of a capella repertoire, superbly sung; a handful of readings. And above all, an intense care over presentation – absolutely vital to create the rapt atmosphere that makes those concerts so magical…

‘With this programme at the Lichfield Festival, Jeffrey Skidmore and his choir seemed to be trying to create a summer equivalent. All the elements were in place. Music ranging from John Joubert’s Three Portraits and Vaughan Williams’ dreamy Three Shakespeare Songs to droll arrangements of Singin’ In The Rain and Summer Holiday. Four readings – from sources as various as the Bible and Dorothy Parker – that never outstayed their welcome…

‘And of course, that wonderful attention to detail…

‘It was spine-tinglingly lovely; so much so that you barely noticed what a breathtaking feat of pure ensemble singing we were hearing. Which is as it should be.’

Read the full review from The Birmingham Post.

Why not book now to hear this concert at Birmingham Cathedral next June.

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