Why form a multi-faith male choir?

On Thursday 26 September our new male choir EastEnd Notes will come together for the first time for a free taster session. Led by Omar Shahryar, EastEnd Notes will be a multi-faith choir bringing together men from all different walks of life; but why form a specifically multi-faith musical ensemble and what benefits will it bring…

In video: Toujours et Près de Moi

One of the more unusual events the Winter Festival is an opera with characters that aren’t really there. With a bit of Victorian stage magic Opera Erratica are bringing to life holographic figures to play out the story of Toujours et Près de Moi. As an it’s-almost-the-weekend treat, we thought we’d share a video of…

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…

Winter Festival Highlights

As we head in to the New Year, Acting Executive Director, Sarah Macnee shares with us the highlights of the remaining Winter Festival concerts. In the New Year we have two more wonderful Monteverdi concerts as well as Paul Agnew’s exploration of Monteverdi, Opera & Beyond on Thursday 6 January. This event explores the idea…

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…

Who is Monteverdi?

With this year’s Winter Festival showcasing the works of Claudio Monteverdi, we thought it would be a good idea to give a little insight into who Monteverdi was. Danielle Sutcliffe, Box Office Manager, takes you through the man, the music, the myth. Lines drawn between periods of music are very blurry at best, and musicologists…

What Makes a Great Fable?

What do you think makes a great fable? We asked a whole host of people involved in Fables – A Film Opera (composers, directors, workshop leaders and members of our team) exactly that! This is what they said… Discover more videos on our YouTube channel!