“For me, Ex Cathedra, the French Baroque and Jeffrey Skidmore have always been inextricably linked.” Interview with Carolyn Sampson

Carolyn Sampson

Presto Classical has interviewed soprano Carolyn Sampson about her performance on our latest CD release on Hyperion, A French Baroque Diva. The album showcases the works written for the premiere soprano of the time, Marie Fel.

In the interview Carolyn talks about her time as a student singer with Ex Cathedra and what the music of the French Baroque means to her:

“Being a member of Ex Cathedra was a fantastic training for singing in professional choirs. We would perform new repertoire every couple of weeks, and it could be anything from polyphony to contemporary music. I will never forget how awestruck (and rather nervous) I was when we sang Monteverdi’s Vespers in Symphony Hall. A thrilling experience. Having then returned to sing with Ex Cathedra as a soloist, I always feel as though I’m being reunited with old friends, and I know that I have a tremendous amount of support from everybody there.”

You can read the full interview with Carolyn here and you can find out more about our new CD here.

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