Conducting the rite of installation, Archbishop Mpako invited Bishop Nubuasah to the cathedra
and presented him with the pastoral staff, the foremost insignia of the bishop which is ancient and identifies the bishop as the pastor.
O Radiant Dawn (MacMillan 1959) was a vigorous and passionate motet in a quite traditional mode sung with Ex Cathedra
's accustomed accuracy, intensity and magnificent control.
delivered this attractive piece with full tone, beautifully scaled to a range of dynamics, and telling clarity of diction.
The relay will involve holding residencies at a series of locations where Ex Cathedra
will work with a set of local schools and, where possible, with the local paediatric hospital.
The following day the smaller Ex Cathedra
Consort will be joined by Fretwork viol consort at Birmingham Town Hall (4pm) for a concert which will explore the grandeur, emotion and beauty of Christmas festivities at the court of Elizabeth I.
is the theological term for a teaching that has been declared infallibly by the Roman Pontiff.
Taking place on June 14, the concert promises to take audiences on a "magical midsummer evening" with one of the UK's finest choirs - Ex Cathedra
- being accompanied by the glow of candles at dusk.
All of this was found in Skidmore's reading, aided by the wonderful contribution of the Ex Cathedra
Baroque Orchestra, led by Lucy Russell.
"We would never have imagined it would reach the scale it is now," says Jill Robinson, who has been a singer and board member with Ex Cathedra
for the past 30 years.
and Baroque ensemble, Ex Cathedra
Academy of Vocal Music, organ Andrew Fletcher, conductor Jeffrey Skidmore - Latin American Christmas: Birmingham Town Hall, 7.30pm.
And even if it could be argued that the Pope is not making an ex cathedra
pronouncement, what about the Vatican II document Lumen Gentium, which states: "This religious submission of mind and will must be shown in a special way to the authentic Magisterium of the Roman Pontiff, even when he is not speaking ex cathedra
; that is, it must be shown in such a way that his supreme Magisterium is acknowledged with reverence, the judgments made by him are sincerely adhered to, according to his manifest mind and will" (#25).
Bishops adopted the practice of using a sedes as a sign of their office, and the church over which the bishop served as pastor came to be known as a cathedral (from another Latin word for "chair," cathedra