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“scintillatingly sung … pure enchantment” – Church Times review of Purcell’s The Indian Queen

“supremely polished instrumental playing … scintillatingly sung … pure enchantment. “Skidmore distributed the solos admirably around the singers. Each without exception was top-quality. That they blended so perfectly within the choir was another source of satisfaction.” Read the Church Times

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“vivid and dramatic… vibrant, exciting playing” – read the review of Purcell’s The Indian Queen

‘How should one define Purcell’s last major work, The Indian Queen? … However we term it, Purcell’s input to The Indian Queen contains some vivid and dramatic music… it remains – at its best – quite meaty stuff, as this

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“an almost magical delicacy” – review of A Time to be Born and a Time to Die premiere

‘Alec Roth has been the choir Ex Cathedra’s adopted composer for some ten years. His contributions to its repertoire have been numerous and worth while: sometimes shorter pieces adapted well to the choir’s needs, sometimes more extensive, such as his

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“a triumphant premiere” – 5* review for Beginnings & endings concert

“well-crafted, rewarding in the listening, and with points of reference which we can all recognise … a triumphant premiere” see below for the Birmingham Post 5* review of our concert last weekend. We hope you enjoyed the Beginnings & Endings

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“three hours of radiant purity” – 5* Christmas Oratorio review

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“Musical ingenuity at its most mind-boggling and awe-inspiring” – 5* review of In 40 Parts

“If 21st century western culture had different values, perhaps the Royal Concert Hall would have been encircled on Sunday night by international TV crews reporting on human ingenuity at its most mind-boggling. Instead miracles were allowed to happen calmly and

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