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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‘a full house … a Purcell feast … heart-stopping’ – 5* review

‘It was a delight to see a full house on a winter Sunday afternoon, anticipating a Purcell feast from conductor Jeffrey Skidmore and his outstanding musicians, both vocal and instrumental… every sublime emotion being mirrored in the music. ‘Religious settings

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‘utterly captivating’ – Birmingham Post review of A Brazilian Christmas

‘Already we have a front-runner for the most unusual – and utterly delightful – Christmas concert of the year. ‘The music of South America has long been an Ex Cathedra speciality, and this Brazilian Christmas featured two major seasonal works

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‘gloriously sunny music, characterised by dance like rhythms and infectious melody’ – review

‘Building on previous explorations of South American Baroque Music, Ex Cathedra now bring us a fascinating insight into Brazilian Music mainly from the late 18th and early 19th Centuries. ‘This is music which sounds familiar but with a novel, eclectic

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‘awe-inspiring … beyond criticism’ – Christmas Music by Candlelight review

‘An unscientific exit poll caught discreetly delivered comments such as: “magic”, “brilliant”, “sheer genius” and “they never disappoint”… ‘Ex Cathedra’s concerts are awe-inspiring, their tonal control, perfect pitch and timing are at the service of music making which is always

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