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‘a full house … a Purcell feast … heart-stopping’ – 5* review

‘It was a delight to see a full house on a winter Sunday afternoon, anticipating a Purcell feast from conductor Jeffrey Skidmore and his outstanding musicians, both vocal and instrumental… every sublime emotion being mirrored in the music. ‘Religious settings

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‘utterly captivating’ – Birmingham Post review of A Brazilian Christmas

‘Already we have a front-runner for the most unusual – and utterly delightful – Christmas concert of the year. ‘The music of South America has long been an Ex Cathedra speciality, and this Brazilian Christmas featured two major seasonal works

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‘gloriously sunny music, characterised by dance like rhythms and infectious melody’ – review

‘Building on previous explorations of South American Baroque Music, Ex Cathedra now bring us a fascinating insight into Brazilian Music mainly from the late 18th and early 19th Centuries. ‘This is music which sounds familiar but with a novel, eclectic

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‘awe-inspiring … beyond criticism’ – Christmas Music by Candlelight review

‘An unscientific exit poll caught discreetly delivered comments such as: “magic”, “brilliant”, “sheer genius” and “they never disappoint”… ‘Ex Cathedra’s concerts are awe-inspiring, their tonal control, perfect pitch and timing are at the service of music making which is always

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‘nothing but delight’ – review of Bach Mass in B Minor

‘Ex Cathedra’s performance of Bach’s Mass in B Minor in this perfect (and packed) venue was refreshingly light, airy and reflective of this amazing score… Everything smoothly choreographed as ever, soloists emerged naturally from the choir… nothing but delight…’ ‘The

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‘gloriously fervent … on superb form’ – classicalsource.com review of MacMillan & Copland

‘Onto this remarkably vivid text MacMillan provides an astonishing profusion of ideas – almost too much for a single hearing – their theatrically always in-keeping with the intensity of the subject. Conveying the vision of a new Heaven and Earth,

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