‘extraordinary, transcendent’ – What’s On review of Christmas Music by Candlelight

‘An electrifying Peruvian pavane sung in the Inca language Quechua is an inspired choice to open Ex Cathedra’s Christmas Music by Candlelight in the 18th-century setting of St. Paul’s Church. There’s something unearthly about what follows: the choir separates into groups and voices ring out from different parts of the darkened church in Richard Marlow’s ‘Advent Responsory’ – the first spine-tingling moment in a brilliantly conceived set that takes listeners through a diverse array of Christmas music old and new…

‘Guaranteed to make the hair stand up on the back of your neck, Christmas Music by Candlelight is one of the most extraordinary, transcendent experiences in Birmingham’s festive calendar, and the perfect antidote to the increasing commercialisation of the season.’

Read the rest of the review at www.whatsonlive.co.uk

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