O Radiant Dawn (MacMillan 1959) was a vigorous and passionate motet in a quite traditional mode sung with Ex Cathedra
's accustomed accuracy, intensity and magnificent control.
delivered this attractive piece with full tone, beautifully scaled to a range of dynamics, and telling clarity of diction.
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.
Taking place on June 14, the concert promises to take audiences on a "magical midsummer evening" with one of the UK's finest choirs - Ex Cathedra
- being accompanied by the glow of candles at dusk.
All of this was found in Skidmore's reading, aided by the wonderful contribution of the Ex Cathedra
Baroque Orchestra, led by Lucy Russell.
"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, 7.30pm.
Unlike such other hard Catholic doctrines as the prohibition of [artificial] birth control and of abortion, this doctrine is not a moral position that Christianity has always maintained." He pointed out that the church's position against capital punishment "does not represent ex cathedra
teaching" (i.e., a formal, infallible pronouncement from the pope), although he was wrong in asserting that its teachings on abortion and birth control were ex cathedra
WITH Ex Cathedra
's 50th anniversary approaching, the chamber choir's founder and director Jeffrey Skidmore is looking a long way forward as well as back, and is contemplating the arrival of a successor when he eventually retires.
CHORAL group Ex Cathedra
will bring its musical season to a close with a concert built around Mozart.
EARLY music choir Ex Cathedra
will give Birmingham Symphony Hall's annual Good Friday performance of Bach's St Matthew Passion.
Only once since then has a pontiff spoken ex cathedra
: in 1950 Pius XII proclaimed the Assumption--the taking into heaven of Mary at the end of her life--infallible teaching.
: Summer Music by Candlelight St Mary's Church, Shrewsbury ?????