This yr, Ex Cathedra’s Christmas Music by Candelight will embody one thing that further bit particular. The Birmingham-based choir beneath its music director Jeffrey Skidmore can be presenting a programme of Christmas music and readings which can embody Christopher Churcher‘s Earlier than the Ice within the Swimming pools, winner of the Sir David Willcocks’ Carol Competitors 2021. Christopher – who’s aged solely 18 – is a former member of Ex Cathedra’s Academy of Choral Music youth choir, so there may be explicit pleasure for the corporate to carry out his award-winning composition.
The concert events, lit solely by candles, will tour to St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury; St James the Larger, Leicester; Hereford Cathedral; Kidderminster City Corridor; St Peter’s Church, Wolverhampton; Coventry Cathedral; St John’s Smith Sq., London and St Paul’s Church in Birmingham’s Jewelry Quarter, between Friday 2 and Friday 23 December 2022.
And for these wanting one thing just a little extra classical, on 4 December, Ex Cathedra is joined by its Baroque Orchestra for Bach’s Christmas Oratorio at Birmingham’s Symphony Corridor.
Full particulars from the Ex Cathedral web site