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Welcome to the 2016-17 season with The English Concert.
A season that will take us all over the globe, from the Far East,
via Europe to North America.

Welcome to our 2016-17 Season

The fact that Shakespeare and Cervantes died on the same day is one of those useless-but-fascinating nuggets of history that has stuck with me far more than anything enlightening I could have learnt in history lessons at school. The theory that the two men might have even met during Shakespeare's "missing years" between 1586 and 1592 as suggested in the 2007 film "William and Miguel" adds an extra fascination as we come to celebrate their joint Quadricentennial.

We celebrate Cervantes at Wigmore Hall in September with contributions from Purcell and Telemann, and Shakespeare with Mary Bevan and Tim Mead at Great Malvern and Spitalfields, before touring to East Asia.

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2016-17 Season Highlights
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Wigmore Hall, London

Harry Bicket and The English Concert usher in the New Year with a sparkling programme of baroque bubbles.

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City Hall, Hong Kong

The English Concert set sail on a Far East tour featuring music inspired by the Bard

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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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Sat 1st Feb - Thu 13th Mar 2014

An extensive international tour took this work to Los Angeles San Francisco and Carnegie Hall New York,...

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Fri 14th Feb - Tue 4th Mar 2014

The English Concert tours not one but two concert versions of Handel's operas throughout Europe this...

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Fri 10th - Sun 26th Oct 2014

Cast:The English ConcertHarry Bicket director/harpsichordJoyce DiDonato AlcinaAlice Coote RuggieroAnna...

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Mon 13th - Sun 26th Jul 2015

Washed up on the shores of Carthage David Stout, as the displaced Trojan hero Aeneas, recounts his story...

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Wed 24th Feb - Sun 13th Mar 2016

Handel's Orlando takes Europe and US by storm: 'An utterly heavenly Orlando. When these five wonderful...

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Sat 9th Jul 2016

‘The greatest musical work of art of all times and nations’ wrote Hans Nägeli in 1818 of J.S. Bach’s...

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Sun 10th - Thu 21st Jul 2016

Returning to the Buxton Festival for a second residency, the orchestra opened their 2016/17 with a fully-staged...

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Wed 14th Sep 2016

We return to Wigmore Hall to recount the adventures of Cervantes’ irrepressibly idealistic hero on...

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Sat 8th Oct 2016

In an age of instant information and communication it is all too easy to imagine that the musical centres...

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Thu 13th Oct 2016

In an age of instant information and communication it is all too easy to imagine that the musical centres...

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Fri 14th Oct 2016

In an age of instant information and communication it is all too easy to imagine that the musical centres...

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Wed 26th Oct 2016

In an age of instant information and communication it is all too easy to imagine that the musical centres...

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Sun 30th Oct 2016

Literature has always provided composers with an abundant source of inspiration throughout the ages....

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Teatro Claudio Abaddo, Ferrara
Tue 15th Nov 2016

Having taken Europe and the US by storm this Spring, The English Concert's latest Handel opera-in-concert...

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Bath Abbey, Bath
Sat 19th Nov 2016

The English Concert returns to the Bath Mozart Festival in the company of the incomparable Lucy Crowe.

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Malvern Theatres
Tue 6th Dec 2016

The English Concert set sail on a Far East tour featuring music inspired by the Bard

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Shoreditch Church (St Leonard's)
Wed 7th Dec 2016

The English Concert return to Spitalfields Music Winter Festival for a programme celebrating music inspired...

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City Hall, Hong Kong
Sun 11th Dec 2016

The English Concert set sail on a Far East tour featuring music inspired by the Bard

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Qintai Concert Hall, Wuhan
Tue 13th Dec 2016

The English Concert set sail on a Far East tour featuring music inspired by the Bard

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Grand Theatre, Shanghai
Thu 15th Dec 2016

The English Concert set sail on a Far East tour featuring music inspired by the Bard

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National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing
Sat 17th Dec 2016

The English Concert set sail on a Far East tour featuring music inspired by the Bard

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Wigmore Hall, London
Sat 31st Dec 2016

Harry Bicket and The English Concert usher in the New Year with a sparkling programme of baroque bubbles.

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Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
Fri 3rd Feb 2017

Distinguished violinist and director Rachel Podger leads The English Concert

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The Brewhouse, Taunton
Sun 5th Feb 2017

Distinguished violinist and director Rachel Podger leads The English Concert

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Wigmore Hall, London
Tue 7th Feb 2017

Distinguished violinist and director Rachel Podger leads The English Concert

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De Singel, Antwerp
Wed 8th Feb 2017

Distinguished violinist and director Rachel Podger leads The English Concert

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Bristol Old Vic
Thu 6th - Sun 9th Apr 2017

The English Concert brings Handel’s 'Messiah' to life on stage in their latest collaboration with...

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Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor
Tue 25th Apr 2017

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

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Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Fri 28th Apr 2017

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

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Carnegie Hall, New York
Sun 30th Apr 2017

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

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Kennedy Centre, Washington DC
Tue 2nd May 2017

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

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Sun 7th May 2017

Harry Bicket director/harpsichordRosemary Joshua sopranoSarah Connolly mezzo-sopranoA selection of solo...

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Theater an der Wein, Austria
Fri 12th May 2017

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

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Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg
Sun 14th May 2017

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

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Barbican, London
Tue 16th May 2017

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

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Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris
Thu 18th May 2017

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

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Wigmore Hall, London
Wed 7th Jun 2017

The English Concert sets out to explore the beauty of Jewish musical life

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