Trapped in the Tower: A Survivors’ Account

Getting locked up in the Tower of London would have been a circumstance of great misfortune for many who were part of the landmark’s 1000-year history, but luckily not for us, as we enjoyed an enlightening insider-view of the Tower on day two of our Winter Festival. We had been working on the evening concert…

60 seconds with… Árni Heimir Ingólfsson

Welcome to the first installation of our new feature ’60 Seconds with…’! Over the coming weeks we will be posting quick and quirky interviews with the people behind the music at the Winter Festival. There’s no hard and fast rule with what we ask – most questions come from members of the team – though…

The Sixteen in Rehearsal

The members of our Women sing East group were recently invited to sit in on a rehearsal with The Sixteen and Harry Christophers at the Barbican for a performance of Bach’s B minor Mass.
Julia Chalkley puts into her own words her experience of the rehearsal.