Stradella: Is That A Pasta Dish?

Trying to find out truth about Alessandro Stradella’s life is like playing a game of Chinese Whispers. Every book or website you read has a different story, each more outlandish than the last. But real or not, it’s a good read (clearly, we aren’t the only ones to think so, as Stradella’s life was used…

Intern Diaries: Maki

Maki joined us in November as our Marketing Intern, combining her work with us with her masters course at King’s College London. Before she heads off at the end of the month, we asked her to tell us about her time at Spitalfields Music. Time flies when you’re having fun, and that has surely been…

Behind the music: Handel’s Messiah

Written in 1741, Messiah has become one of Handel’s most well-known works, yet despite its enduring popularity, there are many lesser-known facts behind the music. Before its performance by The English Concert at our Winter Festival, take a closer look at one of the greatest baroque oratorios in British history. When it was first performed…

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…