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a throne that is the official chair of a bishop

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The chamber choir's programme opens in Birmingham on October 11 with a Symphony Hall concert featuring works from a period with which Ex Cathedra has always been associated, the baroque.
Ex Cathedra is one of the UK's leading choirs with a repertoire spanning from the 12th to the 21st centuries.
Ex Cathedra artistic director Jeffrey Skidmore said: "Leamington Hastings is always a pleasure for us - we are made so welcome.
There is no set list of ex cathedra teachings, but that's because there are only two, and both are about Mary: her Immaculate Conception (declared by Pope Pius IX in 1854 and grandfathered in after the First Vatican Council's declaration of papal infallibility in 1870) and her bodily Assumption into heaven (declared by Pope Pius XII in 1950).
Robert Maskrey, chairman of the Lower Machen Festival Trust, said: 'To secure Ex Cathedra as headliners is a tremendous coup - it's one of the biggest groups ever to perform at the festival.
Of these original altars, two have sculptural decorations (Gian Lorenzo Bernini's Cathedra Petri and Alessandro Algardi's San Leo), and the third is an amalgam (of a painting by Pietro da Cortona and a cyborium by Bemini); thirteen painted altarpieces survive elsewhere.
The choir was the Ex Cathedra Academy of Vocal Music, under the direction of Jeffrey Skidmore, artistic director of Ex Cathedra, and the soloist (Santa Lucia) was Lucy Sapwell, currently in her final year at Bromsgrove School.
Ex Cathedra and Baroque ensemble, Ex Cathedra Academy of Vocal Music, organ Andrew Fletcher, conductor Jeffrey Skidmore - Latin American Christmas: Birmingham Town Hall, 7.
But what really set the visual atmosphere was the stained glass depiction of the Holy Spirit in the apse, set at the centre of rays of light, which touched the cathedra (seat) of the apostle Peter with flame, braided the columns of the baldacchino, and, outside, filled the colonnade in the square, making it the sacred stage of the Church on its journey between heaven and earth.
To this day, our cathedrals are marked by the prominence of a large chair located in the sanctuary as the sedes or cathedra of the local bishop.
Inside, Mahony will sit for the first time at his cathedra, or bishop's chair, during the reading of a letter by Pope John Paul II.
Ex Cathedra at Symphony Hall The hall's website publicity blurb promised "a slimmed-down, energetic and historically-informed reading" of Handel's Messiah which was duly delivered by the Ex Cathedra Choir and Baroque Orchestra under conductor Jeffrey Skidmore.
CHORAL group Ex Cathedra will bring its musical season to a close with a concert built around Mozart.
EARLY music choir Ex Cathedra will give Birmingham Symphony Hall's annual Good Friday performance of Bach's St Matthew Passion.