As part of International Dance Festival Birmingham 2014 (IDFB) Ex Cathedra is set to perform in the World Premiere of Concert Dansé on Friday 2 May. This exciting event marks the very first collaboration between IDFB and Ex Cathedra and acclaimed Québécois dance company Cas Public. Over 50 performers will unite on the Symphony Hall stage, including many great UK names from the worlds of dance and music, to create this one-off concert as part of the city’s fourth international biennial festival of dance.
Conducted by Jeffrey Skidmore and featuring works for choir, organ and cello, Concert Dansé culminates in an evocative reimagining of Duruflé’s Requiem, featuring a cornucopia of ballet, South Asian Kathak and contemporary dance. A host of talented and acclaimed artists will come together on stage to create an ethereal and haunting performance transforming this renowned concert venue as never before.
The evening also features performances by leading organist Alexander Mason, acclaimed cellist Andrew Skidmore and Baritone Greg Skidmore. In addition to the evening’s contemporary take on Duruflé’s Requiem, the diverse musical programme also includes beautiful works for Cello and Organ; Massenet’s Pie Jesu (Mezzo Soprano soloist Martha McLorinan) and Saint-Saëns’ Prière. The first half of the concert concludes with Ex Cathedra’s performance of Copland’s evocative In the Beginning for Mezzo Soprano solo (Martha McLorinan) and choir.
For more information on how to book Concert Dansé tickets visit the Concert Diary page of our website.