Continuing the baroque theme, Ex Cathedra
and its Baroque Orchestra move across to Birmingham Town Hall on December 6 for Bach's Christmas Oratorio, before the traditional sequence of Christmas Music by Candlelight kicks off in the Georgian gem which is St Paul's Church in the heart of Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter for four performances beginning on December 18.
The relay will involve holding residencies at a series of locations where Ex Cathedra
will work with a set of local schools and, where possible, with the local paediatric hospital.
The following day the smaller Ex Cathedra
Consort will be joined by Fretwork viol consort at Birmingham Town Hall (4pm) for a concert which will explore the grandeur, emotion and beauty of Christmas festivities at the court of Elizabeth I.
is the theological term for a teaching that has been declared infallibly by the Roman Pontiff.
We would never have imagined it would reach the scale it is now," says Jill Robinson, who has been a singer and board member with Ex Cathedra
for the past 30 years.
WEDNESDAY Ex Cathedra
, conductor Jeffrey Skidmore - Christmas concert by candlelight: Holy Trinity Church, Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington, 7.
Papal teachings considered infallible are decreed ex cathedra
, or "from the chair.
has enjoyed great successes this year including being short-listed for a Royal Philharmonic Society award.
Conducted by Jeffrey Skidmore, the Ex Cathedra
choir and baroque orchestra will be joined by soloists Jeremy Budd and Eamonn Dougan.
And even if it could be argued that the Pope is not making an ex cathedra
pronouncement, what about the Vatican II document Lumen Gentium, which states: "This religious submission of mind and will must be shown in a special way to the authentic Magisterium of the Roman Pontiff, even when he is not speaking ex cathedra
; that is, it must be shown in such a way that his supreme Magisterium is acknowledged with reverence, the judgments made by him are sincerely adhered to, according to his manifest mind and will" (#25).
He pointed out that the church's position against capital punishment "does not represent ex cathedra
Venetian Vespers Ex Cathedra
at Birmingham Oratory ?
The Santa Lucia service saw a performance of the Ex Cathedra
Academy of Vocal Music choir, led by former Birmingham University student Laura Munslow in the role of Santa Lucia.
LEADING Midlands choir Ex Cathedra
is caledrating its 40th anniversary and launches a new season of early-music concerts in Warwickshire next week.
Many of the concerts have been given by two of the city's greatest choirs, the Birmingham Bach Society and Ex Cathedra
, whose traditionally magical candlelit Midsummer Vespers will be the last the public will ever hear in this fabulous location.