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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I was glad review – ‘a remarkable achievement’

‘Ex Cathedra without Jeffrey Skidmore? Perish the thought. The choir’s founder-director, we were told, has never missed a performance in its 46-year existence, so Sunday’s announcement that winter flu had forced him to withdraw came as an unprecedented surprise. ‘His

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I was glad review – ‘exuberantly optimistic and uplifting’

‘An exuberantly optimistic and uplifting concert, Ex Cathedra’s I was glad is thoughtfully programmed with characteristically eclectic choices from Jeffrey Skidmore. Sadly, due to illness, the choir’s founder was unable to conduct, but Paul Spicer stepped in with energy and

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‘music sets the spirit dancing’ – an interview with composer Alec Roth

‘For me, music is rooted in the body – in song and dance. When we are deeply affected by music, we say we are moved by it. For music to happen, something has to move to set the air vibrating:

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‘a renewed sense of mystery and wonder’ – Artsdesk review of Christmas Music by Candlelight

‘Is it possible for a carol concert to have a cult following? Ex Cathedra’s annual Christmas Music by Candlelight performances in St Paul’s Church have quietly grown into a Birmingham institution. The audience has evolved its own rituals: camping out

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