The ovations were enormous! NYT review of Alcina

Handel’s beguiling opera “Alcina” was first presented in London in 1735 in a new 1,400-seat theater at Covent Garden on the site of what is today the Royal Opera House. It was an enormous success for Handel at a time when the fashion for Italian opera was eroding in London.

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The Times gives Alcina ****4 stars!

"The special effects in The English Concert's concert performance, led from the keyboard by Harry Bicket, were purely musical: a sequence of dazzling arias, some with delicious obbligato solos for cello (Joseph Crouch) or violin (Nadja Zwiener); others tinted with the rosy blush of treble recorders; one splattered with the adolescent whoop of natural horns" - by Anna Picard for The Times

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**** review in the Guardian of Bach's B Minor Mass at the Bridgewater Hall Manchester!

"The extraordinary vision of the B Minor Mass was captured so expertly it felt like a portal to the future." 

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Vacancy: Production Coordinator

An exciting opportunity to join The English Concert has arisen: to assist the Chief Executive and Orchestra Manager in all aspect of the orchestra's administration, we are seeking a Production Coordinator.

We are looking for a dynamic and pro-active personality with the ability to think outside the box so if you fit that description and want to work for one of the leading chamber orchestras in the UK with a full diary of concerts at home and abroad apply by following the link: production coordinator.

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Tickets Spitalfields Music Winter Festival on sale 22 September!

Online booking for our concert with Iestyn Davies opens at 10:00 on 22 Sep 2014 or call the Spitalfields Music Box Office on 020 7377 1362.

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