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St James' Baroque

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


Look out for us;

March 25th at St. Michael and All Angels,

Walthamstow, London E17 6PQ

Buxtehude "Jesu Membra Nostri"

March 27th at Westminster Abbey 7pm

Bach's Matthew Passion

May 4th at Milton Court, London EC2 7.30pm

Handel Coronation Anthems and Dixit Dominus.

May 15th at Westminster Abbey, 7pm

Charpentier and Purcell.

June 26th at Westminster Abbey, 7pm

Haydn's Creation

StJames Baroque players

St James' Baroque                                                 PHOTO: Peer Lindgreen

St. James' Baroque pays close attention to recent historical research, particularly the stringing and

set up of period instruments (and modern copies of old instruments).        

For many years, we have had a great association

with two of Britain's most celebrated choirs,  

the Choir of Westminster Abbey and the BBC Singers, two absolute jewels in the crown of British music making.

If you are looking for a first rate period instrument ensemble, free thinking, and at the cutting edge of baroque performance practise, you can contact the new administrator of SJB, Louise Jameson, through the group website: