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Birmingham City Council funding cuts and how you can help

On Thursday 19 December, The Birmingham Post published a story about funding allocated to Birmingham arts organisations, including Ex Cathedra, from April 2014 until March 2016.  From April next year, we will receive £47,500 per year in funding.  This compares

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‘a chocolate-box of Yuletide delights’

Christmas Music by Candlelight

On Monday 16 December, we performed our Christmas Music by Candlelight concert at the St John’s Smith Square Christmas Festival. The concert has been reviewed by Elmley de la Cour in The Birmingham Post. ‘a chocolate-box of Yuletide delights… taxing harmonies and intonation

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Boxing Day Sale


At 8am on Thursday 26 December, Town Hall Symphony Hall begins its annual Boxing Day Sale. The sale will include a 25% discount on tickets for our Brazilian Baroque concert (Saturday 1 March, 7.30pm). In a year when the eyes of the world

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Birmingham Post Review of An Elizabethan Christmas

On Sunday 8 December, Ex Cathedra Consort performed An Elizabethan Christmas, a programme including Byrd, Gibbons and Tallis with Fretwork at Town Hall Birmingham. The concert has been reviewed by Christopher Morley in The Birmingham Post. ‘Under Skidmore’s coaxing shaping,

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Music and Vision review of Bach Motets & Cello Suites

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Last Thursday 21 November, Ex Cathedra performed a programme of Bach Motets and Cello Suites at Malvern Theatres. The concert has been reviewed by Keith Bramich on the website Music and Vision. ‘Conductor Jeffrey Skidmore and his Birmingham-based Ex Cathedra choir and early music ensemble gave us

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Singing Playgrounds Shortlisted for Award


One of Ex Cathedra’s education projects, Singing Playgrounds, has been shortlisted for a 2014 Music Teacher Award. The Music Teacher Awards celebrate excellence in the UK’s music education sector. Singing Playgrounds has been shortlisted in the Best Music Initiative Award category, which

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