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Spitalfields Music (previously known as Spitalfields Festival, officially registered as Spitalfields Festival Ltd) is a music charity based in the Spitalfields area of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
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Jonathan Dove

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2005 - Winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award for Education from Spitalfields Festival commission of Jonathan Dove's community cantata On Spital Fields.
He was Artistic Director of the Spitalfields Festival from 2001 to 2006.


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Spitalfields Music (previously known as Spitalfields Festival, officially registered as Spitalfields Festival Ltd) is a music charity based in the Spitalfields area of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
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Judith Weir

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From 1995 to 2000, she was Artistic Director of the Spitalfields Festival in London.

London Contemporary Orchestra

London Contemporary Orchestra and Choir
LCO staged its inaugural season at LSO St Luke's and has since performed at venues and festivals including the Roundhouse, Latitude Festival, The Old Vic Tunnels, Snape Maltings, Southbank Centre, Barbican, Spitalfields Music and Royal Opera House.

Matthew King (composer)

Matthew King
The opera Jonah (libretto by Michael Irwin (author)) was commissioned by the Canterbury Festival and first produced in Canterbury Cathedral in 1996; the dramatic cantata Gethsemane was premiered by Florilegium at the Spitalfields Festival in 1998; the Brunel (opera project), featured on BBC Radio 4's Setting Brunel to Music in October 2003; the community opera On London Fields (libretto by Alasdair Middleton), winner of a Royal Philharmonic Society Award in 2005, was described by Stephen Pettitt in the Evening Standard as "unafraid of complexity, even when writing for very young performers. Some of the clashing rhythms and textural layerings are mind-boggling."; the dramatic cantata Hear our Voice (co-written with the British composer Jonathan Dove) was premiered in London, Nuremberg and Prague in 2006; the chamber opera Das Babylon Experiment (German libretto by Michael Kerstan) was produced in Nuremberg in 2008.

Ex Cathedra

Ex Cathedra Baroque Orchestra
Ex Cathedra has been invited to perform in concert series and festivals across the UK and as far afield as Israel and New York, including the BBC Proms where it performed Stockhausen in 2013, the Barbican Centre, Brighton Early Music Festival, Cheltenham Music Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Kilkenny Festival, Lichfield Festival, London Festival of Baroque Music, Spitalfields Festival, St David's Festival, Three Choirs Festival and York Early Music Festival.

Robert Fokkens

His works are frequently performed in the UK, Europe and South Africa, including performances at the Wigmore Hall, the Purcell Room, the Holland Music Sessions, the Spitalfields Festival, the South African National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, and the Royal Festival Hall.

Shama Rahman

Major festivals include The Secret Garden Party, SilFest, SpitalFields Festival, featured on Womad radio, Supersonix festival (supporting Seth Lakeman and Ska Cubano), Wilderness, One Love Festival, special commission for Eastern Electronic Festival, Un-Convention and Fête de la Musique.

Gethsemane (oratorio)

Commissioned for the opening concert of the 1998 Spitalfields Festival, the work was composed for the early music group, Florilegium and is scored for 4 vocalists (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) and a 'Baroque' ensemble consisting of flute solo, 2 oboes, 3 natural trumpets, strings, harpsichord and percussion.

Julia Gomelskaya

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Gomelskaya participated in international festivals in Ukraine and abroad including ISCM World Music Days (Zagreb 2011, Sweden 2009, Switzerland 2004, Hong Kong 2002, Luxembourg 2000), XXVI Festival "Trieste Prima" (Italy, 2012), Festival UNICUM in Ljubljana (Slovenia) 2012, 48 la Biennale di Venezia 2004, FMF Schweiz 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 (Switzerland), Spitalfields Festival 1996, 1997, Opera and Theatre Lab 1996 and Mayfield Festival 2000 (UK).

Richard Causton (composer)

Richard Causton
In the United Kingdom, his work has featured at the Spitalfields Festival, the Cheltenham Festival, the Park Lane Group evenings and the York Early Music Festival (the latter in association with the Accessible Arts Club as part of a theatrical project with disabled people).

La Dori

Its first production in modern times was in 1983 at the Spitalfields Festival in London directed by Graham Vick and sung in English translation.

List of festivals in the United Kingdom

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London: Carnival de Cuba; Carnaval Del Pueblo, Europe's biggest Latin American festival; City of London Festival; Covent Garden Festival; Dollshouse Festival; Festival of Britain (1951); Greenwich+Docklands International Festival; Greenwich Film Festival; Lesbian and Gay Film Festival; Notting Hill Carnival; Oktoberfest, the German cultural festival held in Richmond-upon-Thames; Portobello Film Festival; Spitalfields Festival

Joseph Phibbs

Ritual Songs and Blessings (2002), for oboe, clarinet, horn, violin, viola, cello, piano. (for The Spitalfields Festival, London) (Ricordi)

Giovanni Filippo Apolloni

La Dori has been revived several times in the 20th century, including productions in 1983 at the Spitalfields Festival in London, 1990 at the Mannes College of Music in New York, and 1999 at the Cittadella Musicale in Arezzo.

Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge

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The choir also performs concerts in the UK, at home in Cambridge and in London (South Bank Centre, St John's Smith Square, Spitalfields Festival), and around the country.

2006 Birthday Honours

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George Llewellyn Law, Chair, Spitalfields Festival. For services to the community in Spitalfields, London.

Tarik O'Regan

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Scattered Rhymes (2008), O'Regan's first disc from Harmonia Mundi, was described as a stunning recording (BBC Radio 3 CD Review), exquisite and delicate (The Washington Post), a fascinating disc (The Daily Telegraph, London) and typically unfaultable (BBC Music Magazine). After the June 2006 premiere of the eponymous work at the Spitalfields Festival, Geoff Brown, in The Times (London), described O'Regan's gift for lyric flight [as] boundless. You might have to reach back to Vaughan Williams's Serenade to Music, or even Tallis, to find another British vocal work so exultant.


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On June 15, 2012, Spitalfields Music presented the world premier of Old Earth.

Diana Burrell

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She teaches at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and became the Artistic Director of Spitalfields Festival in London in 2006, taking over from Jonathan Dove.

Sam Hayden

His most recent work is a string quartet, Transience (2013–14), commissioned by BBC Radio 3 and Quatuor Diotima for performance at the Spitalfields Winter Festival, 2014.