Songs in the key of Shakespeare – Financial Times preview of Shakespeare Odes

“The audience was chilly and damp. Inside the wooden rotunda, constructed for the occasion on the banks of the Avon, the roof was leaking. Nevertheless, the show had to go on. With rising ardour the actor David Garrick declaimed his

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‘earthy and joyful’ – Classical Music magazine interviews Sally Beamish

Read Classical Music magazine‘s interview with Sally Beamish: A Shakespeare Masque has its roots in 1769 – the date when A Garrick Ode received its premiere. The 19th-century work was part of David Garrick’s celebrations for Shakespeare’s jubilee – an

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5* Bach St Matthew Passion review – ‘particularly special’

‘Thank goodness for the event which year on year reminds us of what the day is really all about, Ex Cathedra’s annual performance of Bach’s St Matthew Passion — and there is certainly a need for it, as Symphony Hall

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Read Early Music Today’s Q&A with Sally Beamish and Jeffrey Skidmore

As we approach the world première performances, Early Music Today editor Adrian Horsewood has previewed our Shakespeare Odes project. Read his Q&A here with Jeffrey and Sally Beamish, the composer of A Shakespeare Masque, and join us for one of the

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Singing Medicine featured on BBC Songs of Praise

Watch Songs of Praise on BBC One on Sunday 13 March, 5.05pm, (or via this link for a few days afterwards), as Songs of Praise explore our Singing Medicine project for patients at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Here’s a preview: See

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‘a very fine disc indeed’ – A Time to Dance CD reviews

‘It’s the sheer quality of Alec Roth’s invention that really makes its mark in this recording. Previous encounters with his vocal music have made it clear to me that this is a composer who writes imaginatively and with great understanding

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