Listen: John Tavener’s Lament for Jerusalem

This winter the Choir of London are coming to Christ Church Spitalfields with a late-night performance of music by John Tavener, one of the leading composers of our time. Choir of London performed Lament for Jerusalem in their first concert in 2004, and we’re so excited that ten years later they’re returning to share it with us in an…

Illustration: Kieran Moore

Winter Festival 2014 video trailer

Still not sure what to come to in our Winter Festival this year? Not to worry! Our Programme Director: Festivals, Kate Kelly, takes you through some of the festival’s highlights, from early music performances by The Sixteen, Iestyn Davies and The English Concert, to contemporary works from Quatuor Diotima and Scanner. There’s also an elements…

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 talk@spitalfieldmusic.org.uk

Thirteen for ’13 – Part 1

As a special kind of celebration for the new year, we asked our 13 team members which Summer Festival event they are most looking forward to seeing in 2013! (It was also an excuse for some word-play…) Take a look at our staff picks ahead of booking opening Monday 4 February at 10.00am. Helen, Office…

An Unexpected Journey

Prior to their performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria in Vivaldi’s Angels at Christ Church Spitalfields, one of our Women sing East members reflected on the journey on which putting the work together has taken them. Working towards our performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria has been, for this member of Women sing East at least, a series of…

A Glorious Revelation

My first reaction was NO! No, No, No, NO, NO!!! even. I had been missing Women sing East all over the long summer break (three months) and although I had a vague notion we would be singing something very different this term – I hadn’t fully appreciated the fact that we would be singing Vivaldi’s…