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).
December 3rd 7pm
Handel's Messiah at Westminster Abbey, where Handel himself is buried.
James O'Donnell, our music director, conducts the Abbey Choir
December 5th 7.30pm
Handel's Messiah at Holy Trinity, Sloane Square
with Scott Price and the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School Choir.
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.