In Pictures: Winter Festival 2012

It’s a new year with lots of new performances to come, but before we leave our end-of-2012 indulgences behind, we wanted to share some of our favourite moments the Winter Festival with you, courtesy of our Festival photographer, James Berry. If you came along to any of our events, then why not share your experiences…

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.…

Once upon time…

This Winter Festival we welcome back the superb vocal ensemble I Fagiolini to Shoreditch Church for The Little Match Girl Passion, featuring David Lang’s poignant take on Hans Christian Andersen’s short tale. As a Friday treat, we’ve given you the complete version of the Andersen tale, so grab a hot drink and let your inner…

Sounds: Winter Festival 2012 Playlist

With coats coming back out of the wardrobes and the evenings becoming darker, it’s clear that winter’s slowly on the way and so is our Winter Festival! To get you in the mood for what’s in store, we’ve put together a Winter Festival 2012 Spotify playlist. We’ve included bits and pieces from all the programmes…

Coming up this Winter

I am writing this on one of the hottest days of the year so far and at the end of London’s most festive summer ever.  It seems strange to be thinking about our Winter Festival and its aim to provide some relief to cold dark days and to the tiredness of an autumn’s work as…

An alternative end to the year…Winter Festival 2011

Early music banquets, drawing-room performances, 15th century carols, songs of love and intoxication, ghostly tales, concerts for young ears and a Messiah debut – just some of what you can experience at this year’s Winter Festival. So as we excitedly reveal our 2011 Winter programme, we thought we’d ask our Executive Director to share a…

Late nights at the Village Underground

Tonight we welcome Barokksolistine along with members of I Fagiolini  to perform some really old pub-music all under the direction of Bjarte Eike. Join us from 9.30pm for humour, anecdote, drinks and some 17th century pop music in a relaxed and informal setting! Not sure what to expect? Have a look at Barokksolistine in action:…