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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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“Totally sublime” 5* review of Summer Music by Candlelight

“The first of this season’s performances definitely hit the ground running, attracting a capacity audience to Shrewsbury’s largest church. “In a hugely enjoyable collection of more than two dozen choral items Jeffrey Skidmore offered something for everyone, from the serious

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