Global Concert Hall
About this event
Jeffrey Skidmore and Ex Cathedra present a programme of passionate Lenten music by Kuhnau, Lotti, Monteverdi, and Purcell. It’s sinuous, poignant music that yearns for resolution - heart-rending as Mary weeps at the foot of the cross in Scarlatti’s Stabat Mater - yet concludes with the optimism of Bach’s faith in “the true path to life”.
Ex Cathedra gratefully acknowledges the support Birmingham City Council has given to help celebrate Jeffrey Skidmore’s 70th birthday with this concert.
Ex Cathedra is a leading UK choir and Early Music ensemble with a repertoire that reaches from the 12th to the 21st centuries. Under founder and artistic director Jeffrey Skidmore, it has developed an international reputation for its performances of Early Music, particularly from the Latin American and French Baroque. It is also proud of its reputation for championing new music, from Stockhausen at the BBC Proms to commissions from James MacMillan, Sally Beamish, Roxanna Panufnik, Liz Dilnot Johnson and several major works from Alec Roth.
The group presents its own series of concerts in Birmingham, UK, where it is an Associate Artist at Town Hall & Symphony Hall, and enjoys invitations to appear at festivals and concert series as far afield as New York and Tel Aviv.
Your ticket purchase will directly support the participating artists through IDAGIO’s Fair Artist Payout Model: IDAGIO pays 80% of the net revenue directly to the performers.
The cost of presenting this concert will exceed expected ticket sales and fundraised income. If you are able to make a donation to Ex Cathedra to top up the value of your ticket, or to cover other viewers in your household it will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Stream available to watch until April 11, 2021.
Sung in English, German and Latin, with subtitles in English.
For the first time in the Global Concert Hall, 'Ex Cathedra: Baroque Passion' is available to stream in 4K where available on IDAGIO.
1. Concert – approx. 60 min programme
1. J.S. Bach Prelude, Cello Suite No 1 in G (BWV 1007)
2. Purcell Hear my Prayer
3. Lotti Crucifixus
4. D. Scarlatti Stabat mater
5. Kuhnau Tristis est anima mea
6. Monteverdi Plagas tuas
7. Monteverdi Maria, quid ploras?
8. J.S. Bach Komm, Jesu, komm (BWV 229)
This performance was filmed at Symphony Hall, Birmingham on Sunday 28 February as part of Jeffrey Skidmore’s 70th birthday weekend.
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