EX CATHEDRA | Chansons d'amour - by arrangement
Chansons d'amour - by arrangement


Wednesday 12 February 2025, 7.00pm
Jennifer Blackwell Performance Space, Symphony Hall


Broad Street
Birmingham, B1 2EA

Chansons d'amour - by arrangement

Join us for an enchanted evening, in a relaxed cabaret-style venue, as our talented scholars perform love songs from Monteverdi’s sensual madrigals to some of your favourite hits from recent decades, expertly arranged by Jeffrey Skidmore.

Treat yourself – and perhaps a loved one – and indulge in this sensuous music as we approach Valentine’s Day.

Running time is approx. 2 hours, including interval.

EX CATHEDRA Scholars Ensemble
Jeffrey Skidmore conductor

How to book

General sale opens on Thursday 23 May 2024, 10am. If you are a member of our Host of Angels, you should have received a priority booking code from us by email.

£26 including per ticket commission
£15 - aged 18-30, not in full-time education
£5 - under 18s and students in full-time education

Book online or call the B:Music box office on 0121 780 3333
Ex Cathedra is an Associate Artist at Symphony Hall & Town Hall (B:Music venues)

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How to find the venue

The Jennifer Blackwell Performance Space is located in the foyer at Symphony Hall, one floor above the new entrance.


Everyone is welcome at our concerts, and we are committed to doing all we can to ensure you have a great experience.

You can find access information for this venue on the B:Music website here, including details of B:Music's Access Scheme.

If you have any other access questions, please contact us, we are happy to help.

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Jeffrey's introduction to the season

"Nurturing talent is a key feature in all of Ex Cathedra’s work. Chansons d’amour platforms our current crop of future stars (Scholars) who perform a seductive programme of love-songs from Monteverdi to Bach and Mozart, from Marlene Dietrich to the Carpenters, Bacharach and the Beatles.  As Valentine’s Day approaches enjoy a little light music in the specially created romantic ambiance of the Jennifer Blackwell Performance Space at Symphony Hall!"

Read the rest of Jeffrey's introduction here...