Summer Music by Candlelight: Ex Cathedra

Venue Great Hall

Running time 75 minutes without an interval

Ex Cathedra Consort, Jeffrey Skidmore conductor


Central Rake (Downstairs) £20 | Students and U16 £10

Bench Seat (Balcony or Downstairs) £15 | Students and U16 £7.50

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Next date 28th July 7:45 pm

About this event

A magical programme for a midsummer evening, performed in the soft glow of candlelight.

Ex Cathedra’s concert programme for Dartington is inspired by birdsong, the heavens and the warmth of summer. The celebrated choir performs an enchanting sequence of music and readings, to send you away singing of summertime, including:

Alec Roth Die güldene Sonne: Dawn Chorus
Roxanna Panufnik Child of Heaven: Dawn Chorus
13th Century English Sumer is icumen in
Morley Now is the month of Maying
Debussy Trois chansons de Charles d’Orléans
Gershwin Summertime
Plainchant Te lucis ante terminum

Don’t miss:
Ex Cathedra’s Fire Burning in Snow on 29 July
William Byrd’s The Great Service on 2 August
Jeffrey Skidmore conducting Christmas in the Sun on 3 August
Tom Seligman conducting Bach’s St Matthew Passion on 10 August

A huge welcome back to Dartington Festival favourites, Ex Cathedra. A leading UK choir with a repertoire that reaches from the 12th to the 21st centuries, they’re known for their passion for seeking out the best, the unfamiliar and the unexpected in choral repertoire, and for giving dynamic performances underpinned by detailed research. Founded in 1969 by the indefatigable Jeffrey Skidmore, the group has grown into a unique musical resource, comprising specialist chamber choir, vocal Consort, period-instrument orchestra and a thriving education programme. In recent years the group has performed in Belgium, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the USA.

‘A phenomenal feat of musicianship’ – The New Yorker

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