About the Choir
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As its name suggests the English Baroque Choirs spiritual home is in the rich music of the Baroque period. Works by J S Bach, Handel and Monteverdi form the core of its repertoire. However the English Baroque Choir sings music from the 15th century to the present day and has recently performed works by Allegri, Purcell, Mozart and Scarlatti as well as more modern pieces by composers including Britten, Elgar, Howells, Poulenc, Stravinsky and Vaughan Williams.
Under the baton of musical director Jeremy Jackman, EBC's reputation as one of London's leading amateur choirs continues to grow with performances that demonstrate its high quality and versatility. Whether performing Baroque masterpieces to packed audiences in St John's, Smith Square and St Martin-in-the-Fields, 20th century English and American music in The Atrium Vintners Place, evensong in England's finest cathedrals or Christmas music at th V&A and on C4's Richard & Judy, EBC's collective dedication to the highest standards of musicality shines through.
Recent seasons' highlights have included the choir's 30th anniversary concert of Bach's Mass in B Minor in St John's Smith Square, a weekend of services at St Paul's cathedral, and a recording of Christmas music with Chris Squire, formerly of progressive rock group 'Yes'.
EBC's 31st season included a tour to France, a very successful Open Singing Day, attracting over 150 singers, concert of music by Carissimi, Scarlatti and Mozart, a sell-out Christmas concert in St Martin-in-the-fields conducted by Sarah Tenant-Flowers, and culminated with a concert at St John's Smith Square, celebrating the anniversaries of two great masters; Haydn and Handel
The choir's annual programme always includes performances in major London venues. However, the EBC is committed to getting their brand of good choral singing widely heard in and beyond London, having toured in France, Germany Holland and Italy. The choir returned to France, giving two concerts in the Basque region in June 2008 and has just returned from a tour to Sweden.