Ex Cathedra & Birmingham Conservatoire launch unique choral Scholarships scheme

We’re delighted to launch a unique choral Scholarships scheme for the UK’s finest young singers. With the first singers starting in autumn 2017, 4 Scholars and 4 Student Scholars will be selected through a competitive audition process. The 8 successful musicians will rehearse

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‘particularly beautiful’ – In a Strange Land review

‘The latest in the Choral at Cadogan series of concerts featured the Birmingham based choir, Ex Cathedra, with their founder and director, Jeffrey Skidmore. Since they started in 1969, they have built an enviable reputation for their performing and educational

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‘truly elegant and beautiful’ – In a Strange Land review

‘How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?’ The words of Psalm 137, redolent with yearning and exile, were placed in the context of the turbulent years of the 16th and 17th centuries, in this inventive, and

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Listen again to “In a Strange Land” on BBC iPlayer

Our concert “In a Strange Land” was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 last night, and you can listen again here (until 26 May 2017), to the ’10 fantastic voices of Ex Cathedra … their tone rich, flexible and crystal clear’.

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Good Friday Bach St John Passion – 5* review

‘Comparing the only two Bach Passions to survive intact, the St John is virtually half the length of the St Matthew, the one compact and dramatic, the other luxuriantly reflective. ‘But Jeffrey Skidmore made a full Good Friday afternoon out

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‘beautifully paced and profoundly moving’ – 5* review of our Purcell concert

‘Only the best is good enough. ‘Purcell is a composer who, despite his well-deserved stature, is not as often performed as he might be. Ex Cathedra’s concert was, therefore, a joy, comprising as it did of nothing but Purcell’s music;

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