In Pictures: Winter Festival 2012

It’s a new year with lots of new performances to come, but before we leave our end-of-2012 indulgences behind, we wanted to share some of our favourite moments the Winter Festival with you, courtesy of our Festival photographer, James Berry. If you came along to any of our events, then why not share your experiences…

An Unexpected Journey

Prior to their performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria in Vivaldi’s Angels at Christ Church Spitalfields, one of our Women sing East members reflected on the journey on which putting the work together has taken them. Working towards our performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria has been, for this member of Women sing East at least, a series of…

On the twelfth day of the Winter Festival…

Spitalfields Music sent to me… twelve images from the Winter Festival. It’s the last day of the Festival today which  means its our last ‘gift’ post sent to you. We’ll be bringing you more pictures, reviews and sounds from the Winter Festival soon, but in the meantime you can always revisit the 12 days of…

On the eleventh day of the Winter Festival…

Spitalfields Music sent to me… video highlights from The English Concert. The English Concert return to Christ Church Spitalfields this evening with a programme of seasonal splendour, including Corelli’s Christmas Concerto and JS Bach’s marvellous Magnificat. They were kind enough to share some video footage with us, including some from a performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria,…

A Glorious Revelation

My first reaction was NO! No, No, No, NO, NO!!! even. I had been missing Women sing East all over the long summer break (three months) and although I had a vague notion we would be singing something very different this term – I hadn’t fully appreciated the fact that we would be singing Vivaldi’s…

On the tenth day of the Winter Festival…

Spitalfields Music sent to me… the recipe for a Gallicantus cocktail, as devised by our hosts for this evening’s performance A Musical Feast, Galvin La Chapelle. Gallicantus, led by Gabriel Crouch, will be performing a heady mix of works from the 16th century, including some bawdy chansons by Lassus. Try the cocktail below and catch…

On the ninth day of the Winter Festival…

Spitalfields Music sent to me… recordings and pictures from last week’s Winter Wonderland project at Toynbee Hall. Winter Wonderland brought together young people with special educational needs from across Tower Hamlets. Working together with Spitalfields Music, Drake Music, Map Squad and Toynbee Hall alongside music leaders Roshi Nasehi and Gary Day the participants devised, workshopped…