Summer Music by Candlelight – Spitalfields Festival

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Thursday, 09 Jun 2016 9:30pm

Shoreditch Church, London

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Ex Cathedra 
Jeffrey Skidmore conductor


We’re thrilled to return to Spitalfields Festival for an intimate midsummer concert by candlelight, performed as the sun sets on Shoreditch Church.


“The beautifully homogenous Ex Cathedra under Jeffrey Skidmore, was nothing less than exhilarating.” (The Scotsman)


This choral pilgrimage moves through madrigals by Thomas Morley to Britten’s delicate Flower Songs, contemporary works by James MacMillan, and Gershwin’s enduring Summertime, sprinkled with readings from across the ages.


Approximate end time: 10.30pm (no interval)


Rogers Hymnus Eucharisticus
Anon. Summer is icumen in
Thomas Morley Now is the month of Maying
John Joubert Three Portraits
Britten Excerpts from Flower Songs
Vaughan Williams Three Shakespeare Songs
Gershwin Summertime
Bruce Welch & Brian Bennett Summer Holiday
Arthur Freed & Nacio Herb Brown Singin’ in the rain
Edward Elgar The Shower
Alec Roth The Flower
James MacMillan So deep
Wilbye Draw on sweet night
Parry Sunset and evening star
Plainchant Te lucis ante terminum

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