This is a past event and is currently no longer running.

Ex Cathedra

Classical Music
This event has passed.


£2 for online bookings or £3 for phone & counter sales applies per transaction.

Share This Event


Have A Listen

Jeffrey Skidmore   conductor

Programme includes:
Thomas Tallis  Spem in alium
Alessandro Striggio  Ecce beatam lucem
Gabriel Jackson  Sanctum est verum lumen
Alec Roth  Earthrise
Thomas Tallis  Sing and glorify

Ex Cathedra – “one of Britain’s very best choirs” (New York Times) – comes to the Royal Concert Hall with an epic programme with no fewer than four pieces written in 40 parts. There are two works composed especially for Ex Cathedra and a rare opportunity to hear their iconic model, the monumental Spem in alium.

The 50th anniversary of the first manned orbit of the Moon is also the perfect time to hear Alec Roth’s 40-part Earthrise, a stunning piece that takes its inspiration from that breath-taking Apollo 8 photo. Astronomer Bill Anders later recounted: “We came all this way to explore the Moon, and the most important thing is that we discovered the Earth … it was the most beautiful, heart-catching sight of my life.”

Go Card Holders
If you’re under 26, or in full-time education, then you can buy selected seats online, in person or by phone for just £5 each with our FREE Go Card scheme. Sign up at