Band News

We launched Heinrich Schütz – A German in Venice into the wide world with a live concert and a bit of a party at the beautiful Heath Street Baptist Church in Hampstead, North London. The space was packed with loyal and supportive audience members, with plenty of young people and....

We’re thrilled that our latest recording Heinrich Schütz – A German in Venice is released today on the First Hand Records label. Several tracks have already made the Spotify New Releases playlist, and the first review is in, Classical Music Sentinel writing: “David de Winter well captures and projects the....

It’s Handel’s 339th birthday today, so a good opportunity to post one of our favourite movements from his violin sonata in D major, HWV 371. We recorded this in glorious Oxnead Hall in Norfolk, and have put a few behind-the-scenes photos of the sessions, and of Handel himself, to illustrate....

We’re thrilled that the UK launch of our latest disc is scheduled for 19 April 2024. If that still seems a long way off, look out for three singles, released in advance of the full album. March 8: Schütz – Herr unser Herrscher March 22: Cavalli – O quam suavis....

It’s heartening to see The Dragon of Wantley included in BBC Music Magazine‘s list of fifteen fabulous but forgotten operas. BBC Music Magazine has an apt summary of the plot in this tweet: “The plot of The Dragon of Wantley is utterly potty, by the way, consisting of a beast....

We’re absolutely thrilled to announce we’ve won the BBC Music Magazine 2023 Award in the Opera category for our “Dragon of Wantley” recording. This was our first major project post-Covid, and we recorded in the glorious late summer days of September 2021. The recording features soloists Mary Bevan, Catherine Carby,....