St. James' Baroque was started by Ivor Bolton in 1984. It's one of the leading period instrument ensembles, has 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 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.
If you are looking for a first rate period instrument ensemble, free thinking, and at the cutting edge of baroque performance practise, please email us
It is many years now since I took over running St. James' Baroque. Time enough someone else in our lovely group had their chance.
After our concert in May, Jane Norman (one of the violinists) is gradually taking over from me.
Jane will be setting up a new website for SJB as well as maintaining a Facebook page.
For future events, please email Jane on firstname.lastname@example.org
May 19th - at 7pm
Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 at
with the choir of Westminster Abbey
Part of the London Festival of Baroque Music
St James' Baroque
St James' Baroque PHOTO: Stephen Boffey