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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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Visiting the great cities of Hong Kong, Shanghai, Wuhan and Beijing, we set out on our second tour of mainland China, alongside British singers Mary Bevan and Tim Mead in celebration of Shakespeare in this the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death. “…[what] made this concert a phenomenon was the marvelous programming; every piece in the first and second half were strung together as a whole work...

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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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The bean-counters have been hard at work over the weekend, with an abacus under each arm, and the results of the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2016 are now in!

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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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