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“a triumphant premiere” – 5* review for Beginnings & endings concert

“well-crafted, rewarding in the listening, and with points of reference which we can all recognise … a triumphant premiere” see below for the Birmingham Post 5* review of our concert last weekend. We hope you enjoyed the Beginnings & Endings

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“three hours of radiant purity” – 5* Christmas Oratorio review

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“Musical ingenuity at its most mind-boggling and awe-inspiring” – 5* review of In 40 Parts

“If 21st century western culture had different values, perhaps the Royal Concert Hall would have been encircled on Sunday night by international TV crews reporting on human ingenuity at its most mind-boggling. Instead miracles were allowed to happen calmly and

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“sublime from beginning to end … visceral strength” – 5* review of In 40 Parts

“sublime from beginning to end. As the title suggests the choir sings in an astounding 40 parts. Mostly, the choir is divided into 8 choirs each with 5 parts (SATBB). The singers are arranged in their choirs across the stage

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“magnificent purity of sound” BBC Music Magazine review of Celestial Bird CD

“sumptuous harmonies that soar and sting, aptly showcasing Ex Cathedra’s magnificent purity of sound… “elegantly-shaped and full of warmth, rather like this disc as a whole.” (BBC Music Magazine) Read more of the  review of our Celestial Bird CD, watch

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“never looked and sounded so good” – another 5* review of Summer Music by Candlelight

“Ex Cathedra presented a glorious evening of diverse choral music suitable for a summer’s evening in the magnificent setting of Birmingham’s St Phillip’s Cathedral by candlelight. There was a delightful balance of material, ranging from 6th and 7th Century plainchant,

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