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Ex Cathedra: Summer Music by Candlelight

Tuesday 27 June 2023

8:00 pm - 9:20 pm

As a long, warm day fades into night, there’s something special about the atmosphere in St Martin-in-the-Fields. So, when the shadows lengthen and candles start to flicker in the twilight, what could be more enchanting than to hear the air shimmer with song? Ex Cathedra have taken that moment and distilled it into music: a seamless tapestry of words and choral singing drawn from birdsong, sacred ritual, and (of course) that sunny, unmistakable sensation that the holidays are just around the corner. Step out of the city noise, and let your spirit sunbathe…

Programme includes:

6th-century plainchant – Iam lucis orto sidere
William Byrd – Sing joyfully
Orlande de Lassus – Musica Dei donum
Shruthi Rajasekar – Numbers
Gerald Finzi – Songs of Robert Bridges 
13th-century English – Summer is icumen in 
George Gershwin – Summertime
Welch & Bennett – Summer Holiday
Anna Rocławska-Musiałcyck – Bibi, Synkù, bi
Herbert Howells – Take him, Earth, for cherishing
Alec Roth – Night Prayer


Ex Cathedra Consort
Sarah Latto
Jeffrey Skidmore Director

a very fine concert indeed. The singing was flawless” (www.seenandhead-international.com)

Dates, Times & Book

Tue 27 Jun 8:00 PM £32/£29/£22/£16/£9 Book

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