English Baroque Soloists
Under the patronage of HRH the Prince of Wales
The English Baroque Soloists have long been established as one of the world’s leading period instrument orchestras. Throughout their repertoire, ranging from Claudio Monteverdi to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Josef Haydn, they are equally at home in chamber, symphonic and operatic performances and the distinctive sound of their warm and incisive playing are instantly recognisable.
The ensemble has performed at many of the world’s most prestigious venues including La Scala in Milan, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Sydney Opera House. In the course of the 1990s they performed Mozart’s seven mature operas and recorded all Mozart’s mature symphonies and his complete piano concerto cycle.
The English Baroque Soloists are regularly involved in joint projects with the Monteverdi Choir, with whom they famously took part in the trail-blazing Bach Cantata Pilgrimage in 2000, performing all of Bach’s sacred cantatas throughout Europe.
More recently, they have been touring Johann Sebastian Bach’s “St Matthew Passion” throughout Europe with the Monteverdi Choir, as well as a mixed programme of Mozart Symphonies 39-41, Requiem and Great Mass in C Minor. They also toured Christoph Willibald Gluck’s “Orphée & Eurydice” in Hamburg and Versailles following a staged production at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in collaboration with the Hofesh Shechter dance company. Their most recent CD was Bach’s Mass in B Minor; which was released by Soli Deo Gloria in November 2015.
In the 2016/17 season they will be performing Bach’s “Magnificat” in E-flat, “Lutheran Mass” in F major, and Cantata “Süßer Trost” with the Monteverdi Choir in venues around Europe. In 2017 the orchestra is making a landmark seven-month tour of Monteverdi’s greatest surviving works, including: “L’Orfeo”, “Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria”, “L’incoronazione di Poppea” and the “Vespers”.
As of June 2017