WATCH: A musical Summer Holiday - online concert



WATCH: A musical Summer Holiday - online concert

EX CATHEDRA Academy of Vocal Music
Jeffrey Skidmore conductor
Stevie Wishart hurdy gurdy
Rob Challinor keyboard
Holly Harwood sign support
Simon Peter King visuals

With contributions from:
- Singing Communities Ladywood
- attenders of our online Singing Workshop

Stunning choral music, seasonal favourites, dancing crabs, flamingos, a gothic cathedral and a hurdy gurdy - you won't want to miss this online concert.

Don your favourite holiday outfit, relax into your deckchair, and enjoy this free* 30-minute musical excursion.

We'd love you post a photo of you enjoying the concert using #MidsummerFestival on Twitter and tagging us on Facebook.

*Making this film costs around the same as giving a live concert, so we're asking you to donate what you think the concert is worth, in lieu of a ticket (normally priced £10-£30), which we will use towards our next series of films. Thank you.

Or text SUMMER to 70470 to make a donation (this costs the amount you choose to donate, plus one standard rate text message)

You can read Jeffrey's introduction to the programme, see all the texts and the full list of performers here...

Watch on our Facebook page or via the link below, and don't forget to switch on the closed captions if you'd like to sing along:

With thanks to all our funders and donors without who projects like this would not be possible, including: Arts Council England, Birmingham City Council, the trusts who support our Academy of Vocal Music choirs, the April Trust for contributing to the cost of making this film and the Grimmitt Trust for supporting the commission of Voicing the Dawn.


To accompany this film we've asked our Research Assistant, Dr Edward Caine to suggest some further listening connected to the pieces on this film.

1: Summer Holiday - further listening...
2: Trenet La mer - further listing...
3: Sumer is icumen in - further listening...
4: Voicing the Dawn - further listening...
5: Sunset and Evening Star - further listening...
6: Stars - further listening...
7: Te lucis ante terminum - further listening...