Creating a sense of place with folk music

Over the past 17 weeks, we’ve been working on The Bow I Know, a project where professional musicians have been engaging children at Phoenix School with folk musics and encouraging them to create their own compositions. The school specialises in teaching children with special educational needs and who have communication difficulties which lie within the…

Sounds: Gabrieli Consort Winter Mix

Former Associate Artists Gabrieli Consort are back with us in Spitalfields this winter bringing some seasonal cheer. At Shoreditch Church they will be performing one of Benjamin Britten’s earlier masterpieces, A Boy Was Born (written while on a ship journey back from the USA). Alongside this is a selection of medieval and 20th-century carols guaranteed to warm…

Gettin’ to know you: Samantha

Samantha recently joined the Spitalfields Music line-up as our new Director of Marketing & Development. Read on to find out more about our Schubert-loving, Kiwi falconist…! What was the first recording you bought? The first record I bought (and it was a record) was Nik Kershaw’s album The Riddle.  I was about 11 years old…

In video: Paul McCreesh/Gabrieli Consort & Players

We recently sat down with director of Gabrieli Consort & Players, Paul McCreesh, to chat about their upcoming Associate Artist series in this Summer Festival as well as the ensemble’s relationship to Spitalfields Music. Click play to find out more about their three Christ Church Spitalfields programmes which encompass the range of Gabrieli Consort &…

We’ve got mail from Brighton

Joglaresa will be performing eclectic medieval music at the Winter Festival this year. Having taken part in the Brighton Early Music Festival, they will begin their ‘On Yoolis Night’ tour very soon! They sent us a postcard from ‘sunny’ Brighton: Joglaresa’s postcard from Brighton Dear Spitalfields Music, Well we’ve had a wonderful time down at…

Intern Diaries: The fine line between music and noise…

If you raised an eyebrow, thinking that you were about to be given a music theory lesson, then relax, because you’re just invited to enjoy another short ride through my musical experience. After almost two months  of interning at Spitalfields Music, I feel like I’ve finally discovered the chords of a lovely contemporary piece of…