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‘another outstanding performance by a choir of the highest calibre’ – read the review

‘an evening imaginatively programmed, full of contrast and performed with outstanding sensitivity and warmth. Another outstanding performance by a choir of the highest calibre.’ Read the full review of Summer Music by Candlelight at www.reviewsgate.com

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‘meditative to the manic … simply splendid’ (Summer Music by Candlelight review)

‘At first glance one wondered if the choir’s selection for Summer Music by Candlelight had over-stretched that capacious category “eclectic”. Could a coherent midsummer evening’s entertainment embrace sixth-century plainchant, 13th century polyphony and an arrangement of Cliff Richards’ 1963 chart-topper

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‘particularly beautiful’ – In a Strange Land review

‘The latest in the Choral at Cadogan series of concerts featured the Birmingham based choir, Ex Cathedra, with their founder and director, Jeffrey Skidmore. Since they started in 1969, they have built an enviable reputation for their performing and educational

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‘truly elegant and beautiful’ – In a Strange Land review

‘How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?’ The words of Psalm 137, redolent with yearning and exile, were placed in the context of the turbulent years of the 16th and 17th centuries, in this inventive, and

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Good Friday Bach St John Passion – 5* review

‘Comparing the only two Bach Passions to survive intact, the St John is virtually half the length of the St Matthew, the one compact and dramatic, the other luxuriantly reflective. ‘But Jeffrey Skidmore made a full Good Friday afternoon out

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‘beautifully paced and profoundly moving’ – 5* review of our Purcell concert

‘Only the best is good enough. ‘Purcell is a composer who, despite his well-deserved stature, is not as often performed as he might be. Ex Cathedra’s concert was, therefore, a joy, comprising as it did of nothing but Purcell’s music;

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