Jeffrey Skidmore (Conductor)
Born: 27th February 1951, Birmingham, England
Jeffrey Skidmore OBE is the conductor and artistic director of Ex Cathedra, a choir and early music ensemble based in Birmingham in the West Midlands, England. An active participant in musical education and a pioneer in researching and performing neglected choral works of the 16th to 18th centuries, he has worked with leading musicologists to prepare new performing editions of French and Italian music. In particular, his recordings of French and Latin American Baroque music with Ex Cathedra have won wide acclaim.
Further Reading: Jeffrey Skidmore
Conductor and musicologist Jeffrey Skidmore talks to David about his latest CD of Latin American Baroque rarities, and about musical heritages lost and found.
Ex Cathedra explore the rich legacy of a sixteenth-century Spanish composer who spent much of his career in South America, whilst the London Mozart Players focus on the music of an English lawyer who was also one of the most prolific English composers of the eighteenth century.