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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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‘a powerful, intense performance’ – Guardian review of Seven Angels

‘With mezzo-soprano Martha McLorinan as the radiant soloist, the choir’s telling of the creation story seemed, with hindsight, the calm before the storm that was MacMillan’s Seven Angels – a depiction of nothing less than the end of the world…

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“blazing conviction” – review of Parry and MacMillan at Cheltenham Music Festival

“In January 2015 I attended a concert in Birmingham at which Ex Cathedra gave the world premiere of James MacMillan’s Seven Angels, a work commissioned by them. I was deeply impressed by the new piece and so when I discovered

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“performances of tremendous detail and nuance” – Summer Music by Candlelight review

“Regular attendees at Ex Cathedra Concerts will expect imaginative and clever use of the space. This concert did not disappoint. From the back of the Church the evening opened with a full-toned rendition of Roger’s Hymnus Eucharistus. The choir then

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“beautifully conceived … performed exquisitely” – Birmingham Post review of Summer Music by Candlelight

“Skidmore’s programming is wonderfully thoughtful: the quiet aura that surrounds the opening lines of Alec Roth’s The Flower blossoms into a luminous halo in James MacMillan’s So Deep. And a central sequence of partsongs by Joubert, Britten and Vaughan Williams

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“an irresistible energy and atmosphere” – Planet Hugill review of Shakespeare Odes

“Milton Court hosted the London performance (on 12 May 2016) of Ex Cathedra’s Shakespeare Project, a wide-ranging collaboration of words and music involving all parts of what is dubbed the ‘Ex Cathedra family’, local schools and the live audience. There

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