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Songs in the key of Shakespeare – Financial Times preview of Shakespeare Odes

“The audience was chilly and damp. Inside the wooden rotunda, constructed for the occasion on the banks of the Avon, the roof was leaking. Nevertheless, the show had to go on. With rising ardour the actor David Garrick declaimed his

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‘earthy and joyful’ – Classical Music magazine interviews Sally Beamish

Read Classical Music magazine‘s interview with Sally Beamish: A Shakespeare Masque has its roots in 1769 – the date when A Garrick Ode received its premiere. The 19th-century work was part of David Garrick’s celebrations for Shakespeare’s jubilee – an

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Read Early Music Today’s Q&A with Sally Beamish and Jeffrey Skidmore

As we approach the world première performances, Early Music Today editor Adrian Horsewood has previewed our Shakespeare Odes project. Read his Q&A here with Jeffrey and Sally Beamish, the composer of A Shakespeare Masque, and join us for one of the

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Singing Medicine featured on BBC Songs of Praise

Watch Songs of Praise on BBC One on Sunday 13 March, 5.05pm, (or via this link for a few days afterwards), as Songs of Praise explore our Singing Medicine project for patients at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Here’s a preview: See

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‘music sets the spirit dancing’ – an interview with composer Alec Roth

‘For me, music is rooted in the body – in song and dance. When we are deeply affected by music, we say we are moved by it. For music to happen, something has to move to set the air vibrating:

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A French Baroque Diva CD wins a Gramophone Award 2015

We’re absolutely delighted to have won, together with Carolyn Sampson, a Gramophone Award 2015 for our A French Baroque Diva CD. Released on the Hyperion Records label it has won the Recital category. “This is a brilliantly planned and executed, musically

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