This line-up is on fire!

As part of our recently revealed Summer Festival 2016 programme, we’re welcoming back New London Chamber Choir to the beautiful Shoreditch Church in June. Premiering a flaming cantata, the choir will be charting the progress of the Great Fire of London on its 350th anniversary. Fire has long been a source of inspiration for artists, so to…

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Interview: composer Sam Hayden

This Winter Festival French quartet Quatuor Diotima are bringing a programme of new music to Spitalfields. Alongside music from Gérard Pesson, and Bartók, they’ll present Jonathan Harvey’s String Quartet No.3 and give the premier performance of Transience, a new work by Sam Hayden. We caught up with Sam to ask him more about the piece ahead of its premiere. When did you first write a piece of music,…

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Winter Festival 2014 video trailer

Still not sure what to come to in our Winter Festival this year? Not to worry! Our Programme Director: Festivals, Kate Kelly, takes you through some of the festival’s highlights, from early music performances by The Sixteen, Iestyn Davies and The English Concert, to contemporary works from Quatuor Diotima and Scanner. There’s also an elements…

Clare Salaman on Nine Daies Wonder

We can’t wait to welcome The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments to Spitalfields this December, and intrigued by their name, we thought we’d talk to their director Clare Salaman to find out more about the society and Nine Daies Wonder. “It’s a bit of a riot at times, but there are moments of reflection too.”   The Society…

In Pictures: Summer Festival 2014

Our Summer Festival 2014 ended just over a month ago, so we look back at some of our favourite moments from this years events. Enjoy! If you came to our Summer Festival, let us know what you thought – comment below or email us on talk@spitalfieldmusic.org.uk

The elusive beauty of unwritten music

Barnaby Brown is world renowned for his revival of Celtic woodwind. After marvelling over his enchanting triplepipes skills, we spoke to him about what he’s going to perform at In Praise of St Columba, the importance of intercultural collaboration and his approach to working with archival materials. Can you talk about the programme you’re going…