Intern Diaries: Meet Alex

Alex is our brand new Learning & Participation Intern who joins us for next few months and for the excitement of our upcoming Summer Festival. She tells us what she been up to during her first few weeks as a part of the Spitalfields Music team.  Despite having just passed the one month mark, the…

A ‘Fire’ starter

If you passed by the Attlee Youth & Community Centre last week you may have wondered – as did the guys who turned up for their usually quiet Tuesday evening football match – what was going on as scores of people poured in through the door. This was the first gathering of the “Fire choir”,…

What makes you think that you can sing?

Arlene Adair shares her experiences of being a singer, performing in Women sing East and rehearsing for the world premiere of our community opera We are Shadows: “Do you honestly think that you can sing?” The words of my eldest, my first born, daughter pierced my brain bringing what I believed to be the “song…

Women sing East

Watching Women sing East rehearse for their performance on Wednesday night was a joy and a revelation. Having heard so much about the all-female choir from my colleagues at Spitalfields Music I was interested to find out for myself what all the fuss was about! Coming into the performance hall at the Brady Centre I…

Summer Festival 2011

Our Summer Festival 2011 events are now all online so take a look and see what takes your fancy! Highlights include Associate Artist series by The English Concert and Mica Levi, including an intimate dining-room performance and secret event at a rather unexpected location, the premiere of We are Shadows – our community opera for…