“riveting … spectacular” – 5* review of Mozart’s Women concert

“Drawing upon Jane Glover’s absorbing book Mozart’s Women, Jeffrey Skidmore devised and directed this absolutely riveting programme for Ex Cathedra, so stylishly accompanied by the CBSO, showcasing soloists spectacular both in vocal pyrotechnics and warm, well-sustained tenderness…” (Birmingham Post –

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‘sumptuous and sensual’ – Birmingham Post review of Monteverdi Vespers (1610)

“Monteverdi’s Vespro della beata Vergine may be a single work, a collection of disparate pieces, or musical curriculum vitae… Pressing matters for the musicologist perhaps but less so for the listener who can simply marvel at this musical cornucopia, the

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‘as Baroque interpreters Ex Cathedra are hard to beat’ – 5*

‘You don’t really need an excuse to celebrate Bach, but linking him with the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Ninety-five Theses, which spawned the Reformation in October 1517, was an opportunity too good to miss. And so was this concert.

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‘Bach’s music is a constant source of wonder and joy’ – watch our preview

The opening concert of our 2017-18 season is almost upon us and we’re really looking forward to sharing more of Bach’s sublime music with you. Here’s a short video to whet your appetite as we look ahead to our concert

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Our Birmingham Weekender – serenading canals and journeys around New Street Station!

We hope you enjoyed Birmingham Weekender 2017. Hundreds of thousands of people participated in and enjoyed an amazing cultural extravaganza with events across the city from mac Birmingham to Eastside Park, from Victoria Square to the Bullring as well as on the city’s

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‘another outstanding performance by a choir of the highest calibre’ – read the review

‘an evening imaginatively programmed, full of contrast and performed with outstanding sensitivity and warmth. Another outstanding performance by a choir of the highest calibre.’ Read the full review of Summer Music by Candlelight at www.reviewsgate.com

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