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“a concert which raised a smile and elevated the spirits … amazingly versatile” – Summer Music by Candlelight review

“After a miserable sodden start to summer here was a concert which raised a smile and elevated the spirits. At the 2017 concert candles were hardly needed as the setting sun blazed through the stained glass windows but here they

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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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