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St James' Baroque                                                           PHOTO: Paul Tucker

St James' Baroque                                                           PHOTO: Stephen Boffey

St. James' Baroque was started by Ivor Bolton in 1984.  It's one of the UK's leading period instrument ensembles; appeared at every year of the Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music, and also many other festivals - including four visits to the Proms.

Ivor Bolton made several recordings with St. James's Baroque.   James O'Donnell succeeded 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 two celebrated choirs, the Choir of Westminster Abbey and the Schola Cantorum of Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School.

April 25th at St. James's, Piccadilly

Handel Coronation Anthems with

Scott Price and Schola Cantorum

including Handel concerto grosso in g minor

and organ concerto Op.4 no.4

December 3rd  2024 at Holy Trinity, Sloane St.

Handel's Messiah with

Scott Price and Schola Cantorum

If you are looking for a first rate period instrument ensemble, free thinking, and at the cutting edge of baroque performance practise,

please email new manager Richard Thomas


St James' Baroque  Bass Group                         PHOTO: Paul Tucker

St James' Baroque

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