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Former Sutton Coldfield teacher presented with OBE by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace

Read the coverage of Jeffrey’s OBE presentation in the Sutton Coldfield Observer: ‘A FORMER head of music at a school in Sutton Coldfield has been presented with an OBE at Buckingham Palace by Prince Charles. ‘Jeffrey Skidmore, 63, was awarded

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‘Charismatic’ former Sutton Coldfield and Lichfield music teacher recognised in New Year Honours

It’s great that the Sutton Coldfield Observer have picked up the story of Jeffrey’s OBE and have included some lovely comments from his former colleagues. “Jeff was a charismatic teacher who enthused all his pupils with his love of singing… Through

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A French Baroque Diva CD nominated again

We’re delighted to see that our latest CD A French Baroque Diva: Arias for Marie Fel with Carolyn Sampson and Hyperion Records is a Finalist for the Opera Awards 2015 in the ‘CD (Operatic Recital) category. It has also been shortlisted

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A New Year OBE for Jeffrey

Everyone at Ex Cathedra was thrilled to learn that Jeffrey has been honoured with an OBE for services to choral music in the New Year’s Honours list. Many congratulations Jeffrey! On learning this wonderful news, Jeffrey said: ‘It is a

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Britten to America CD nominated for a Grammy Award

We’re delighted that our Britten to America CD, to which we contributed two of Britten’s stage plays, has been nominated for a prestigious Grammy Award 2015.  It is in a shortlist of 5 CDs for the ‘Best Classical Compendium’, category 80.

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Rebecca Ledgard goes #BearFaced for Children in Need & Singing Medicine

Ex Cathedra’s Rebecca Ledgard, Director of Education, is one of 14 people selected by BBC Children in Need to front it’s #BearFaced campaign this year.  7 celebrities and people representing 7 projects were selected, and Rebecca is representing our Singing Medicine

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