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The English Concert with Artistic Director Harry Bicket and distinguished guest artists continues to perform Baroque and Classical music with the passion, sophistication and technical mastery established at its creation.

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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. Such standing is the result of tireless work at home, on the road and in the studio since 1973, guided along the way by founder Trevor Pinnock, his successor Andrew Manze, and current Artistic Director Harry Bicket.

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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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Harry Bicket is internationally renowned as an opera and concert conductor of distinction, appointed Artistic Director of The English Concert in 2007

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“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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Education Programmes
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Education & Training

Explorers, journalists, and forensic investigators. These are just some of the roles school children take on when our flagship education project Crazy Composers comes to town.

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Education & Training

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

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Education & Training

In association with The Juilliard School in New York, exceptional graduates recieve coaching and masterclasses...

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Excellence and inspiration; two ideas that we have held dear since our foundation in 1973. The same is true of our educational work; to inspire the audiences of the future, and to help aspiring young performers achieve their potential.

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In The News

We are delighted to announce that our forth-coming performance of Handel's Ariodante at Carnegie Hall this Sunday (30th April) will be filmed; streamed live on Medici.TV's online platform for the world to see. Featuring an all-star cast including the likes of Joyce DiDonato, Christiane Karg, Sonia Prina and more, the concert will be available as a free live stream, watchable from the video window...

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The Apostles are desolate at the loss of their charismatic leader, with their faith put to the ultimate test. Yet from the depths of such despair comes renewed conviction: theirs is a mission to redeem the world by sharing the news of Jesus’s life and death with all humanity.Such conviction was matched only by our newly staged Messiah, a collaboration with director Tom Morris and the Bristol Old...

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Unfortunately, Joelle Harvey has been forced to withdraw from US performances of Ariodante due to ill health. We are grateful to Mary Bevan for stepping in at short notice to sing the role of Dalinda. Mary Bevan is a long-standing collaborator with The English Concert, who most recently joined us on our Far East tour alongside counter-tenor Tim Mead last Winter. Entitled 'Shakespeare in Love', the...

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"An utterly heavenly Orlando. When these five wonderful voices combined for the final chorus, I thought I had gone to heaven..."

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