On the twelfth day of the Winter Festival…

Spitalfields Music sent to me… twelve images from the Winter Festival. It’s the last day of the Festival today which  means its our last ‘gift’ post sent to you. We’ll be bringing you more pictures, reviews and sounds from the Winter Festival soon, but in the meantime you can always revisit the 12 days of…

On the eleventh day of the Winter Festival…

Spitalfields Music sent to me… video highlights from The English Concert. The English Concert return to Christ Church Spitalfields this evening with a programme of seasonal splendour, including Corelli’s Christmas Concerto and JS Bach’s marvellous Magnificat. They were kind enough to share some video footage with us, including some from a performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria,…

On the tenth day of the Winter Festival…

Spitalfields Music sent to me… the recipe for a Gallicantus cocktail, as devised by our hosts for this evening’s performance A Musical Feast, Galvin La Chapelle. Gallicantus, led by Gabriel Crouch, will be performing a heady mix of works from the 16th century, including some bawdy chansons by Lassus. Try the cocktail below and catch…

On the ninth day of the Winter Festival…

Spitalfields Music sent to me… recordings and pictures from last week’s Winter Wonderland project at Toynbee Hall. Winter Wonderland brought together young people with special educational needs from across Tower Hamlets. Working together with Spitalfields Music, Drake Music, Map Squad and Toynbee Hall alongside music leaders Roshi Nasehi and Gary Day the participants devised, workshopped…

On the eighth day of the Winter Festival…

Spitalfields Music sent to me… pictures from Matthew Robins of the puppetry for the performance of the little match girl passion this evening. Matthew’s puppets bring to life David Lang’s poignant the little match girl passion, sung by I Fagiolini alongside Bach’s Jesu, meine Freude and a small selection of Danish and German Christmas carols.…

On the seventh day of the Winter Festival…

Spitalfields Music sent to me… A story from Alan Gilbey’s hit Summer Festival 2012 event I am a Stranger Here. In honour of the last night of But who knows the East End?: An Exploration we are pleased to be able to share the story of Gladys McGee, the Bard of Stepney. Read on and…