Ex Cathedra Ltd
Ex Cathedra Ltd
Ex Cathedra is a leading UK choir and Early Music known for seeking out the best, the unfamiliar and the unexpected, and for giving dynamic performances underpinned by detailed research.
Ex Cathedra is about singing excellence. From its home in Birmingham, it aims to explore, discover, commission and perform the finest choral music and to share its knowledge, expertise and love of singing with as many people as possible through high quality performances, workshops, education and training initiatives, and community projects not only in Birmingham and the West Midlands, but across the UK and internationally.
Founded in 1969 by Jeffrey Skidmore, the group has grown into a unique musical resource, comprising specialist chamber choir, vocal Consort, period-instrument orchestra and a thriving education programme.
Ex Cathedra’s Baroque Orchestra was the first period-instrument orchestra to be established in an English regional city, in 1983-84. It is a flexible ensemble combining many of Europe’s top period instrumentalists with talented young players, often with strong links to the region. The group's commitment to developing young players is an extension of its approach to the development of young singers.
Ex Cathedra Ltd aims to:
- Further the public’s knowledge, interest and experience of classical music through live performances and recordings of choral and Early Music of the highest quality.
- Research and discover lost repertoire, lead on performance practice, and commission new music.
- Nurture talent, from open access projects for children to development opportunities for the UK's finest emerging professional singers and instrumentalists.
- Share the joy of music with children, young people and adults of all backgrounds and abilities through an imaginative participatory programme
Established: January 1969
Registered Charity Number: 1004086
Board members: 11
Full time staff: 2
Part time staff: 8
Phone number: 01216163410
Address: CBSO Centre Berkley Street Birmingham B1 2LFView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website