A Volunteer’s View

As a newcomer to Spitalfields Music, I was a little nervous but all of the staff and volunteers were very welcoming. Being a festival steward involved a variety of tasks each night. I welcomed people outside the church, sold programmes and showed people to their seats. There were some pretty big turn-outs at the concerts,…

The Winter Festival draws to a close…

Tonight we have the last two concerts of our Winter Festival. A fantastic double bill beginning with the wonderful EXAUDI in what will be a stunning rendition of Monteverdi’s Third Book of Madrigals at 6.30 pm followed by Retrospect Ensemble with a programme of Italian instrumental music exploring the styles and aesthetics of the Baroque…

Best of the Fest (and the Rest)

For our final instalment of the Spitalfields Music staff’s picks from the Winter Festival and the rest of cultural London, we have Marketing & Communications Intern, Michael sharing his favourite forthcoming events. The concert I’m most looking forward to this festival is Monteverdi, Opera & Beyond (6 January) being given by some of the most…

60 seconds with… Matthew Halls

Black tie or all black? All black, it’s much easier to clean… Red or white (wine)? At this time of year red wins hands down I’d say…. Monteverdi: Madrigals or Vespers? Is this a trick question?! Impossible to call…. Do you have any pre-concert rituals? I’m currently half way through learning the Tai ch’i short…

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…