St. James' Baroque was started by Ivor Bolton in 1984. It's one of the leading period instrument ensembles, appeared at every year of the Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music and has also appeared at many other festivals - including four visits to the Proms.
Ivor Bolton made several recordings with St. James's Baroque. James O'Donnell took over from Ivor as Music Director in 2005.
St. James' Baroque pays close attention to recent historical research, particularly stringing and the
set up of period instruments (or modern copies of old instruments).
We are delighted to have been invited to play for St. Albans International Organ Festival
Come and hear the overture to Handel's Ode to St. Cecilia, passacaille from Radamisto, G major flute suite from the Water Music and concerto grosso in Bb, opus 3/2, in between the competitors Handel organ concertos, played on a lovely instrument made by Robin Jennings.
back at St. John's Smith Square with the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School Choir - Vivaldi's beautiful D major Gloria and Handel concerto grosso op. 6 no 1 on the bill.
Handel's Messiah at Westminster Abbey.
St James' Baroque PHOTO: Peer Lindgreen
For many years, we have had a wonderful association
with Britain's most celebrated choir, the Choir of Westminster Abbey.
These concerts are such a joy, during 2019 SJB is inviting a young professional we haven't worked with before to join us for each concert. We figured it would be nice thing to share the experience!
Young professionals, cellist Jacob Garside and violinist Sarah Walsh, who joined us in April & May. Fine colleagues, who I know we will see a lot of in the years to come.