EX CATHEDRA Summer Music by Candlelight
Summer Music by Candlelight


Saturday 24 July 2021, 5.00pm
St John's Church, Buxton
Saturday 24 July 2021, 8.45pm
St John's Church, Buxton


6 St John's Road
Buxton, SK17 6XN

Summer Music by Candlelight

Jeffrey Skidmore conductor

Join us for an enchanting programme of music and readings, performed by the glow of candlelight on a long midsummer day. Enjoy glorious choral music from across the centuries – seasonal favourites and little-known gems - inspired by birdsong, holidays, sea and sunshine. What better way to celebrate the return of summer and the easing of restrictions.

Audience distancing and other COVID safety precautions will be in place.

Programme includes:
The Windhover (world première) Liz Dilnot Johnson
Sumer is icumen in 13th century English
Hymn to St Cecilia Benjamin Britten
Trois chansons Maurice Ravel
La mer Charles Trenet arr. Skidmore
Summer Holiday Bruce Welch & Brian Bennett arr. Skidmore
St Teresa’s Bookmark Penelope Thwaites
Te lucis ante terminum 7th century chant
Night Prayer Alec Roth

Attend live


All tickets will be sold via the Buxton Opera House box office.

You must book in advance to attend. Tickets will not be available to buy on arrival at the venue.

Keeping you safe

All our venues have a carefully planned range of safety measures to keep you safe at this time. You can find details here. These include seating plans that meet audience distancing requirements, staggered arrival times and enhanced cleaning and ventilation procedures between performances.  Audiences must wear face coverings at all times in our venues unless an exemption applies.

Arrival times will be indicated on your ticket.

Approximate running time is 70 minutes and there will be no interval.

Watch online

If you are unable to attend in person, you can buy tickets to watch online the same programme, recorded at Symphony Hall. You can choose what you would like to pay from £9 to £79 - no matter which ticket price you choose you will have access to the same video of the full-length concert until 31 July.

It's simple to access and book your ticket. The Google Chrome browser works best.

1. Click BOOK NOW (or BOOK UNTIL) where you will be taken to the Idagio webpage for our concert.

2. If you have not used Idagio before you will need to CREATE ACCOUNT. Creating an account is free and only requires you to provide an email address and to set up a password. You may receive an email asking you to confirm your email address. (Note - you do not need a premium subscription with Idagio to watch our concert.)

3. If you already have an account, or once you have created your free account, you will need to LOG IN.

4. Return to the page for our concert and click the PURCHASE TICKET link immediately under the photo of Ex Cathedra. You will be shown a screen on which to enter your card payment details. If nothing appears you may need to enable pop-ups on your browser.

5. Once you have purchased your ticket, you will see that the purchase ticket button has changed to read CONCERT BOOKED. The video of our concert will be available to you on this page from 7.30pm on Saturday 26 June until 31 July.  Ticketholders will have unlimited access to watch the concert during this time.

6. You may need to refresh the page on the Idagio site at the concert start time to get the photo to change to the video. Don't worry, you won't miss anything, it will always play from the start of the concert.

If you want to watch the concert on your TV, one option is to play the concert from your computer with a HDMI cable connected to your TV.