Following the government advice issued on Monday 16 March, all of our forthcoming concerts and events have been called into question. At this time the events and projects listed at the end of this page are definitely affected. We continue to review whether events later this summer will be possible and will update our website as appropriate.
The safety of our audiences, musicians and staff, and of the partners and participants at the venues in which we work is our first priority at this difficult time.
This is a period in which many of the beneficiaries of our projects, such as Singing Medicine at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Singing Pathways at Solihull Hospital, are going to be more isolated that ever.
It is going to be an extraordinarily challenging time for arts organisations like Ex Cathedra; grant funding does not cover our core costs and we are reliant on ticket sales and project activity to balance our books.
It is also a very difficult time for the freelance musicians who we engage for our concerts and to deliver our learning, participation, health and well-being projects.
Our team is working hard on solutions so that we can continue to provide support for the beneficiaries of our projects, and, wherever possible, employment for our musicians.
We’d be extremely grateful if you are able to consider making a donation to to help us through this difficult period. If you have bought tickets for a concert, please consider donating the value or part of the value of those tickets to support us, if you are able. If you are able to Gift Aid your donation each £1 will be worth £1.25 to Ex Cathedra.
Events currently affected
- Academy of Vocal Music Spring concert in aid of Christian Aid – CANCELLED
- Good Friday St John Passion – CANCELLED
- Buxton International Festival “Summer Music by Candlelight” – CANCELLED
- all of our Academy of Vocal Music rehearsals – SUSPENDED
- our ‘in person’ visits to schools, weekly Singing Medicine sessions at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Singing Pathways sessions for stroke patients at Solihull Hospital – SUSPENDED