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.
With just hours to go, the Big Give Christmas challenge goes live on Tuesday 28th November at 12pm. This year we are seeking to raise £35,000 towards 'Remembrance', a visionary new ballet by Wayne Eagling set for performances in Autumn 2018. In collaboration with New English Ballet Theatre, and set to Handel's Ode to St Cecilia's Day, 'Remembrance' is a powerful portrayal of love and loss in wartime...More Info
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