In pictures: the award-nominated ‘We are Shadows’

As many of you may have heard, we’ve been fortunate enough to be shortlisted twice(!) for this year’s RPS Music Awards. In the RPS Music Award for Learning & Participation category is last Summer’s fantastic We are Shadows – our opera project that was two years in the making and involved over 300 participants of all ages…

Nick Luscombe interviews Ski Oakenfull

DJ & Broadcaster Nick Luscome will be presenting a night of electronic music tonight at the Village Underground featuring performances from The Simonsound, Subeena as well as Ski Oakenfull‘s project Ayota. To get you in the mood for the event here is a clip of Nick Luscombe chatting with Ski Oakenfull about his recent project…

Folk at the Farm

Programme Manager for Learning & Participation – Tamsin Oldham gives an insight into the Spitalfields Music Family Day that took place at Spitalfields City Farm on Saturday (18 June): The Spitalfields Music team met at 9am ready to decant 15 tabla, 4 trestle tables, 20 storybooks, 2 boxes brimming with musical instruments, 1 very large…

Diggers for Victory – James Weeks

James Weeks writes about the inspiration behind his new choral work The Freedom of the Earth. The following is an excerpt from his article published in this morning’s Guardian. In the beginning of Time, the great Creator Reason made the Earth to be a Common Treasury, to preserve Beasts, Birds, Fishes and Man: but not…

Interview with Sophie Bevan

We chatted to soprano Sophie Bevan, soloist with The English Concert in Aci, Galatea e Polifemo about her career, her favourite reportoire and her role as Aci in Handel’s Opera: You grew up in a family of musicians, surrounded by people passionate about music. Have you ever seen yourself doing something else for living instead…

Academy of Ancient Music in France

The Academy of Ancient Music very kindly let us take a peek at their tour diary and we found the following post about their recent trip to France to perform The Devotional Year programme which they shall be bringing to Christ Church Spitalfields this summer. Read on to find out about the highlights of their…