Winter Festival Highlights

As we head in to the New Year, Acting Executive Director, Sarah Macnee shares with us the highlights of the remaining Winter Festival concerts. In the New Year we have two more wonderful Monteverdi concerts as well as Paul Agnew’s exploration of Monteverdi, Opera & Beyond on Thursday 6 January. This event explores the idea…

60 seconds with… James Weeks

Lute or electric guitar? Both please! - a sexy duet combination Composing or performing? Composing…then performing Black tie or all black? All black. Can’t stand the pomposity of black tie but don’t want to look casual either. What’s the most played track from your MP3 player/CD collection? Hmm… Maybe Gothic Voices’ all-Machaut album, or Ives Ensemble’s…

Our Winter Festival so far…

Its been an extremely busy week for us all with Week One of our Winter Festival sadly at an end. Its been a huge success, and a highly eventful week. The performances have been so exceptional, that we couldn’t sum up in one sentence all the incredible highlights, so we thought we would share a few of our staff…

Best of the Fest (and the Rest)

The next installment of our regular feature Best of the Fest (and the Rest) and this week it’s the turn of Cathy Birch, Programme Manager: Learning & Participation With a fantastic first week of the Winter Festival nearly at its end I’m already looking forward to what’s coming up in January (after some much needed rest…

60 seconds with…Orlando Gough

The next installment of 60 seconds with… is here and today we have one of tonights Songs in the wires composers. Orlando Gough tells us about the first album he bought, the difficulties of choosing his favourite composer and what inspires him. Composing or performing? Composing – I’m not a great performer, though I enjoy…