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Nine Wonders of Spitalfields Music Winter Festival

Taking our inspiration from The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments’s event Nine Daies Wonder we’ve come up with nine brilliant things about our Winter Festival to share with you.  Sounds strange: The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments are, true to their name, bringing lots of strange and ancient instruments to Shoreditch Church. In…

Trainee Music Leaders: The Great Song Collector’s Adventure

Our Trainee Music Leaders scheme is for musicians at the start of their careers exploring work within learning and community settings. Throughout the year trainees develop practice first-hand as they take part in the planning and delivery of our Learning & Participation projects. They also receive mentorship from experienced workshop leaders, have opportunities to observe practitioners in action at other leading…

Judith Weir - Master of the Queen's Music

Listen: Judith Weir

Last month our former artistic director and current trustee Judith Weir was appointed to the historic post of Master of the Queen’s Music. To celebrate we’ve put together a short playlist of some of our favourites of her works, bringing together a (very) small selection of songs, choral works, orchestral pieces and opera excerpts. You can enjoy…

Musical Rumpus at Rich Mix London 6 & 7 June 2014
Image : James Berry Photography

In Pictures: Summer Festival 2014

Our Summer Festival 2014 ended just over a month ago, so we look back at some of our favourite moments from this years events. Enjoy! If you came to our Summer Festival, let us know what you thought – comment below or email us on


What Next? #21 Abigail Pogson

In our final What Next? podcast, Chief Executive of Spitalfields Music, Abigail Pogson asks ‘What next for collective cultural life?’ Click play below to listen to Abigail’s thoughts (or if you’re viewing this on email, head over to the blog to hear the podcast): We hope you’ve enjoyed listening to our What Next? series! You can listen back to any…

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In video: Death Actually

Today GOTcompany will be joined by soloists Gillian Keith, Elin Manahan Thomas, Sofie Almroth, Clare Wilkinson, Sam Boden, Robert Murray, Jakob Bloch Jespersen, Matthew Brook, Sarah Dowling Dance Company and lively baroque sessioners Barokksolistene for Death Actually at Toynbee Studios. In a life-affirming celebration of all things baroque, this is anything but the typical early music concert. See a theatrical recreation of…