REF2021 UoA33_ICS_C: Transforming choral experiences: expanding repertoire, enhancing cultural life, widening opportunities

  • Jeffrey Skidmore (Research Participant)

    Impact: Cultural impacts

    Description of impact

    Jeffrey Skidmore’s practice-led research has significantly expanded the choral repertoire and challenged received notions of the classical choral canon, leading to increased understanding of the diversity of baroque music as cultural heritage (especially rediscovered Latin American and French repertoire), and of new forms of expression through the co-production of contemporary music. His research has enhanced the cultural life of the City of Birmingham through his regular performances with Ex Cathedra (choir, consort and period-instrument orchestra, celebrating its half-centenary in 2020) as an Associate Artist at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, and has nurtured a new generation of singers. Impacts of his research have been felt internationally, both through recordings and broadcasts and through publication of performing editions used by choirs and educational institutions worldwide.
    Impact date20132021
    Category of impactCultural impacts