The radiant soprano Rosemary Joshua and luminous mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly have starred in many appearances with The English Concert; in one of their recent touring Handel operas Theodora, and headlining their 2011 recording of Handel duets dubbed 'sixty glorious minutes' by the Independent. Now they return in our latest Wigmore Hall Live recording with some of Purcell's most beloved arias alongside instrumental music from his contemporaries.
South African keyboard virtuoso Kristian Bezuidenhout joins The English Concert as Principal Guest Director. While we have enjoyed working with leaders in their respective fields ever since our foundation in 1973, from current Artistic Director Harry Bicket, his predecessor Andrew Manze and founder Trevor Pinnock, and indeed with regular guests Rachel Podger and Laurence Cummings, Bezuidenhout becomes...More Info
Welcome to the 2017/18 season with The English Concert; a season in which we celebrate Harry Bicket’s 10th anniversary as Artistic Director. The orchestra has made great strides in the Harry Bicket decade. Not only has Harry pushed the level of musicianship and performance to higher levels, we have also expanded our repertoire and greatly increased our visibility and profile, both nationally and...More Info
Fresh from our month-long tour of the USA and Europe, reviews of Ariodante - our latest installment in our series of Handel operas-in-concert for New York's Carnegie Hall - have been flooding in. Following Radamisto, Theodora, Alcina, Hercules and Orlando in previous years, the prospects of Ariodante and the all-star cast of Joyce DiDonato, Alice Coote, Sonia Prina, Christiane Karg, Mary Bevan, David...WATCH & READ