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Ex Cathedra

Included in the NCEM online directory

Included in the Nema 2010 Early Music Yearbook and Performers Directory

Period(s) Renaissance, Classical, Baroque
Style of ensemble Vocal, Instrumental, Consort

Biography

Ex Cathedra is a leading UK choir and Early Music ensemble with a repertoire that reaches from the 12th to the 21st centuries. It is known for a passion for seeking out the best, the unfamiliar and the unexpected in the choral repertoire and for giving dynamic performances underpinned by detailed research. Founded in 1969 by Jeffrey Skidmore, the group comprises chamber choir, vocal Consort of 10 voices, period-instrument orchestra and a thriving education programme.

Ex Cathedra presents its own series of concerts in Birmingham, across the Midlands and in London, and is delighted to appear at festivals and concert series across the UK and abroad. In recent years the group has performed in Belgium, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the USA, and appeared across the UK, from the BBC Proms to Edinburgh.

Ex Cathedra has made a significant number of highly regarded recordings for ASV, Hyperion, NMC, Orchid Classics, SOMM, Signum, and on its own label. A French Baroque Diva: Music for Marie Fel won a Gramophone Award in 2015. Its Brazilian Adventures CD - a continuation of its critically-acclaimed recordings of music from South America - was released in 2015, and Alec Roth's A Time to Dance for choir and period-instrument orchestra, also with Hyperion, has been released in 2016.

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Main contact name
Peter Trethewey, General Manager

Postal address
Ex Cathedra CBSO Centre Berkley Street Birmingham B1 2LF

Telephone Number
0121 616 3410

Email address
info@excathedra.co.uk

Website address
www.excathedra.co.uk

Other associated sites
www.facebook.com/excathedra
www.twitter.com/excathedrachoir
http://www.youtube.com/user/excathedrabirmingham