The Winter Festival draws to a close…

Tonight we have the last two concerts of our Winter Festival. A fantastic double bill beginning with the wonderful EXAUDI in what will be a stunning rendition of Monteverdi’s Third Book of Madrigals at 6.30 pm followed by Retrospect Ensemble with a programme of Italian instrumental music exploring the styles and aesthetics of the Baroque…

Our Winter Festival so far…

Its been an extremely busy week for us all with Week One of our Winter Festival sadly at an end. Its been a huge success, and a highly eventful week. The performances have been so exceptional, that we couldn’t sum up in one sentence all the incredible highlights, so we thought we would share a few of our staff…

Best of the Fest (and the Rest)

The next installment of our regular feature Best of the Fest (and the Rest) and this week it’s the turn of Marketing Assistant, Rebecca Steel. The Festival event I can’t wait to see is EXAUDI‘s concert on Friday 7 January. I have seen them perform contemporary music several times and their sound is exquisite. I…

Less than a week to go!

Our Acting Executive Director, Sarah Macnee shares with us a selection of the treats on offer at this year’s Winter Festival. This is my first Festival with Spitalfields Music, and I could not be more excited. Our Executive Director, Abigail Pogson, has just had a baby, and I have stepped into her shoes; being here…

60 Seconds With… Geoffrey Webber

This week, Caius College Choir director Geoffrey Webber recieves the mintue-long grilling. Read about his musical tastes and more! Bach or Handel? Bach Monteverdi Madrigals or Vespers? Vespers Renaissance or baroque? Baroque Concert or Evensong? Not equivalents! What was the first CD/LP/Album you bought? Single: T Rex, Album: Rachmaninov Piano concertos Do you have a…

60 Seconds With…Matt Peacock

Today we have the next installation of our 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…