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;
February 11th at Milton Court, London EC2 3pm
Mendelssohn's version of Bach's Matthew Passion
March 25th at St. Michael and All Angels, London E17
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
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: www.stjamesbaroque.com