Ludus Baroque Chamber Orchestra & Choir

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Calling all professional singers!
Fri 7 and Sat 8 November 2014
Glasgow and Edinburgh sessions
Auditions for joining the chorus

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Next concert
Wed 17 December 2014, Canongate Kirk Edinburgh
Bach Christmas Oratorio

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With more than 40 musicians and singers on stage, each tackling this complex score with aplomb, it’s no wonder Canongate Kirk’s wooden pews took some foot stomping at the end.

The Scotsman, reviewing the 2013 Christmas Oratorio concert

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About Ludus

“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.”

The Herald

In addition to its popular Edinburgh performances, the group has expanded its activity to concert venues outside the capital and has recorded three critically acclaimed CDs with Delphian Records. The third CD, recorded in August 2013, features Handel's 'The Triumph of Time and Truth' and will be commercially available from 7 July 2014.