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).
For many years, we have had a wonderful association with Britain's most celebrated choir,
the Choir of Westminster Abbey.
St James' Baroque PHOTO: Peer Lindgreen
These concerts are such a joy, during 2019 SJB invited a young professional we hadn't worked with before to join us for each concert. We figured it would be nice thing to share the experience!
For 2019, St. James' Baroque asked 4 young colleagues to join us for Westminster Abbey concerts: cellist Jacob Garside, violinist Sarah Walsh, oboists Andrés Villabos-Lépiz & Hannah Blumsohn.
March 30th 2021 Bach's St. John Passion at Westminster Abbey now CANCELLED
May 18th 2021 Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 at Westminster Abbey now CANCELLED
July 16th St. Albans Organ Festival
Handel organ concerto competition concert.
December 3rd 2021
Handel's Messiah with Scott Price
and Schola Cantorum of the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School at St. John's Smith Square