“Silent night” Christmas is here again, and it’s a wonderful time for Ex Cathedra We have ten Christmas Music by Candlelight concerts, five in Birmingham, four in the wider Midlands and one in London. Our Academy has 25 performances of The Nutcracker with Birmingham Royal Ballet, and our Senior Academy are preparing
for the Sankta Lucia service at Birmingham Cathedral. The whole Ex Cathedra family will
perform Angels, Stars & Kings at the end of our Christmas Music by Candlelight run. Christmas Music by Candlelight has become a very special concert. For many people, Christmas begins here. There’s a very special atmosphere which is created by a seamless stream of music and poetry that addresses the major issues of Christmas. Putting the programme together gives me a lot of pleasure, trying to make one piece
flow into another when often they seem unrelated pieces, but somehow they fit. We don’t usually publish the programme in advance because it’s the sequence of pieces that is important. There will be traditional favourites, there will be some new pieces, some surprises, and some interesting juxtapositions. There really is something for everybody at
these concerts, and we look forward to welcoming you to one of them.