1 May 2014 Beacon Arts Centre Greenock
2 May 2014 St John's Kirk Perth
Handel’s rarely performed oratorio
The Triumph of Time and Truth
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This was a very special evening of world-class music, and for one performance only. Ludus Baroque’s concerts are usually described as unmissable. I was so glad to have caught this performance.
2012 Bachtrack review of The Triumph of Time and Truth
The Dunard Fund
The Plum Trust
“crack group of British early musickers”
The New York Times
Ludus Baroque is Scotland's chamber orchestra and chorus specialising in great works of the early music repertoire. The large ensemble gathers the finest baroque singers and instrumentalists from around the UK and is renowned for its twice-yearly productions at Edinburgh's stunning Canongate Kirk: a performance of JS Bach's B Minor Mass to celebrate the start of the Festival in August and a festive performance of Bach's Christmas Oratorio every December.
Formed in 1998 under the direction of Richard Neville-Towle, the group prides itself on the exuberance and energy of its performances, combining exceptional soloists with a chorus of the country’s top emerging artists and an ensemble of the UK’s leading period instrumentalists. Ludus Baroque has an enviable reputation for bringing together rising stars of the highest quality for energetic and uplifting performances of early music.
“These 19 young choristers, an expert team of period instrumentalists, a brilliant bunch of soloists, inspiringly conducted by Richard Neville-Towle, have become a small Edinburgh Festival in themselves.”
In addition to its popular Edinburgh performances, the group has expanded its activity to concert venues outside the capital and has recorded two critically acclaimed CDs with Delphian Records. The third CD, recorded in August 2013, will feature Handel's 'The Triumph of Time and Truth' and will be launched with a series of concerts in early summer 2014.