Jeffrey Skidmore, conductor
Purcell's semi-opera imagines war between a Mexican Indian Queen and an Inca king...
A tale of tangled loyalties, unexpected identity and seemingly hopeless love. Expect exquisite instrumental music, stunning recitatives and vivid characters - Fame, Envy, a Conjurer to name a few - as things start to unravel for the Indian Queen...
We set the scene for The Indian Queen with evocative Latin American Baroque music unearthed by Jeffrey during his visits to Mexico and Bolivia.
This is the closing concert of the Birmingham Festival of Early Music.
'one of Britain's very best choirs ... superb' (New York Times)
Ex Cathedra is a leading UK choir and Early Music ensemble. It is known for seeking out the best, unfamiliar and unexpected in the choral repertoire and for giving world-class, exciting performances. It presents a series of concerts in Birmingham, where it is an Associate Artist at Town Hall, and has performed across the UK and as far afield as New York and Tel Aviv.
Town Hall has been a hub of civic and cultural life for 180 years. From classical to comedy, rock to pop, it's now one of the city's most versatile venues. Acclaimed at its opening in 1834 as the finest music hall in the country, this Grade 1 listed landmark has been renovated by a dedicated team of conservation and construction professionals. Its imposing neo-classical design dominates Victoria and Chamberlain Squares.www.thsh.co.uk/
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City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Date: 24 Feb Time: 15:00