Enjoy a magical winter in Spitalfields as we revel in the season, with sounds old and new. In the area’s iconic and hidden spaces, discover early masterpieces, contemporary music, intimate performances and events for all ages.
A Tale of Two Seasons 6 December
La Serenissima’s director Adrian Chandler introduces the evening’s programme by discussing Vivaldi’s varied operatic output.
Lights on Arnold Circus 7 December
Wrap up warm and join us at the iconic Arnold Circus for a wintery celebration of music-making and mulled cider, plus the Bandstand Switch On with lights by Turner Prize-winning artist and local resident Rachel Whiteread. Also enjoy pop-up performances from our new all-male choir EastEnd Notes and community singing project The Crowd.
Remember Me: A Desk Opera 9 - 10 December
Remember Me is opera at its most intimate; an immersive journey into an imaginary world, in a desk. Inspired by the antique desk Claudia Molitor inherited from her grandmother, Remember Me tells the story of an imagined friendship between doomed opera heroines, Dido and Eurydice. Complete with film, orchestral pit visit, interval refreshments and live performance, this playful and imaginative operatic curio celebrates every aspect of opera on a miniature scale.
A Musical Feast 15 December
Savour Michelin-starred cuisine served with seasonal music as we return to the historic finery of Galvin La Chapelle for a sumptuous end of year banquet of tastes and sounds. In between delectable courses enjoy performances of ancient and modern carols from consort Alamire.
See official website for full schedule.
Official Link: http://www.spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk