EX CATHEDRA | Inspiring singing

SUMMER MUSIC BY CANDLELIGHT

Sumer is icumen in - and we can’t wait to celebrate the return of warm, light evenings, birdsong and holidays. Unwind and enjoy an enchanting evening of seasonal music and readings - in Birmingham, Hereford, London, Shrewsbury & Wolverhampton

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ON SALE - 2024-25 SEASON '... TO THE HEART'

From Allegri to Bach, Bruckner, Latin American Baroque and arrangements of your favourite love songs, we're excited to share more magical live music with you. Find concerts in Birmingham, Coventry, Hereford, Leicester, Lichfield, London, Wolverhampton & more.

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#WeareExCathedra

We're very excited to share this short film with you. It's only 49 seconds, but we've packed a lot in - enjoy! We'd love to welcome you. Find out how and where you can hear us live, how you can get involved, and how you can support us - here on our website - welcome!

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SUPPORT YOUR WORLD-CLASS CHOIR

Ex Cathedra is a charity about singing. We believe everyone should have opportunity to be inspired by extraordinary choral music. We need your help.

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UNITY

"Unity was inspired by reflecting upon my own experiences of integration" says composer Dan Ludford-Thomas. "Initially the task was to write a song inspired by the Commonwealth Games. When we invited Anderton Park Primary School it became much more meaningful to me. The children sent me their words around the theme “unity” and this inspired me to reflect upon my own experiences. It was my particular fight as a child and my call to all." This film is possible thanks to a number of funders, including Birmingham Music Education Partnership and forms part of A Creative City Project generously funded by Birmingham City Council.

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OUT NOW - THE TRAVELLER

Our recording with the Britten Sinfonia, Mark Padmore, Philippe Honoré and Vayu Naidu of "The Traveller" and "Earth & Sky" by Alec Roth and Vikram Seth is available to buy, download and stream.

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Forthcoming events

Summer Music by Candlelight
Tuesday 25 June 2024, 8.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields, London
WATCH: Live from London Summer 2024 - Monteverdi Vespers 1610
Saturday 10 August 2024, 9.00am
Online
WATCH: Live from London Summer 2024 - Monteverdi Vespers 1610
Sunday 15 September 2024, 11.59pm
Online

WATCH WITH US

  • You are Everything – Birmingham Children’s Hospital Lifting Spirits Choir

  • #WeareExCathedra

  • Unity

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News & Reviews

  • “its beauty, drama and loving attention to detail. A moving and truly memorable experience” – St John Passion review

    “the choir has long been a much-loved West Midlands institution, renowned for its imaginative programmes,… read more

  • “an atmospheric and compelling performance” – St John Passion review

    “Ex Cathedra was in exceptionally fine voice. The chorales were impressively detailed with crisp diction… read more

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LALANDE: REGINA COELI | DE PROFUNDIS | CANTATE DOMINO

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