Sounds: 40 years of music with The Hilliard Ensemble

We’re having party and you’re invited! On Wednesday 11 December, The Hilliard Ensemble are kicking off their 40th Anniversary celebrations with a concert at our Winter Festival. The current vocal quartet – countertenor David James, tenor Rogers Covey-Crump, baritone Gordon Jones and tenor Steven Harrold – will be joined by former members to celebrate four…

In video: Winter Festival preview

Check out the video above for a preview of what’s on this winter. Our Chief Executive Abigail Pogson and Programme Director: Festivals Kate Kelly introduce the programme, while director of La Nuova Musica David Bates and composer/ performer of Remember Me: A Desk Opera Claudia Molitor talk about the events they’re presenting at the Winter…

On the second day of the Winter Festival…

Spitalfields Music sent to me… a clip from yesterday morning’s performance, Scottish Reels and Winter Riffs, featuring the London Handel Players and renowned Scottish Fiddler Alasdair Fraser. That’s right, click play below to hear the first movement from Vivaldi’s La primavera (Spring) from the Four Seasons concertos, as arranged by 18th-century French man du jour Nicolas…

In Pictures: Musical Rumpus

Our hit event series for the toddling audiences is currently sprinkling some musical fairy dust around libraries and community venues in our neighbouring boroughs of Barking & Dagenham and Newham. Musical Rumpus: A Fairy Queen in the Forest takes Henry Purcell’s opera The Fairy Queen and adapts it especially for 0-2 year-olds. To celebrate the…

In video: Summer Festival 2012 Highlights

So unfortunately Summer seems to be fast-fading… Three-and-a-half days left of the Paralympics, children back to school soon, and it seems to be dark by 9.00pm. However, we’ve just put the finishing touches on a 2 minute round-up of this year’s Summer Festival, giving you a flavour of what we got up to during 16…

In video: Old Earth with Harry Christophers

Our friends at The Sixteen recently sent this over video with conductor Harry Christophers, Jericho director Jonathan Holmes and composer Alec Roth, who have been working with the singers and veteran actor, and national treasure Alan Howard. They will be presenting Old Earth, a music theatre collaboration which includes the first theatrical presentation of four monologues…