EX CATHEDRA | Inspiring singing

Rachmaninoff Vespers

Powerful, passionate, hypnotic. Immerse yourself in its luminous choral tapestry, mesmeric melodies and some of the lowest notes you’ll ever hear sung. "Concerts given by Ex Cathedra are never just concerts" (Bachtrack review)

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Good Friday - Bach St John Passion 300th

300 years after its first performance, Bach’s St John Passion remains as powerful and profound as it must have been in 1724. The human drama of the story and the supreme beauty of Bach’s music - heightened by poignant colours of the period instruments - makes this a compelling Easter pilgrimage whatever your belief.

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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 FOR THE NEXT 50 YEARS

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

Good Friday: Bach's St John Passion
Friday 29 March 2024, 2.00pm
Symphony Hall
Rachmaninoff 150 'Vespers'
Saturday 4 May 2024, 7.30pm
Sherborne Abbey
Amadeus: film with live music
Friday 17 May 2024, 7.00pm
Symphony Hall

WATCH WITH US

  • Rachmaninoff Vespers preview

  • #WeareExCathedra

  • Christmas music with composer-in-residence Liz Dilnot Johnson

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