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"Under Harry Bicket's lively direction, each instrumentalist played as though personally responsible for the entire show, wringing out every ounce of drama: at one point during Act II, the cellos unleashed such a torrent of fury that they threatened to upstage the cast." - Financial Times

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Shakespeare in Love - East Asia Tour

To mark the 400th anniversary of the death of England’s greatest playwright, The English Concert, led by Artistic Director Harry Bicket, embark on their second tour to China. Exploring the Bard's influence over key English baroque composers, British vocalists Mary Bevan and Tim Mead add a romantic twist with. joining the orchestra for arias and love duets from baroque operas based on Shakespeare’s...

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2016-17 Season Highlights
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Wigmore Hall, London

Distinguished violinist and director Rachel Podger leads The English Concert

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Barbican, London

Richly scored and tightly plotted, an all-star cast brings to life one of Handel’s finest operas.

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Mairlot Hall, Effingham

Sarah Connolly and Rosemary Joshua are two of this country’s most eminent Handelians and, with Harry Bicket in his element, they capture the very essence of Handel’s dramatic world through the medium of these miniature masterpieces.

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Bristol Old Vic

The English Concert brings Handel’s 'Messiah' to life on stage in their latest collaboration with the Bristol Old Vic

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With an unsurpassed reputation for inspiring performances of baroque and classical music, The English Concert ranks among the finest chamber orchestras in the world.

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Aspiring baroque directors are put through their paces with intensive coaching on vocal and instrumental music...

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