Ludus Baroque Chamber Orchestra & Choir


The Dunard Fund
The Plum Trust
The Binks Trust
The Robin Leith Trust
The Cross Trust
Trusthouse Charitable Foundation
The Gannochy Trust
The Robertson Trust

Board of Directors
Hugh Andrew
Donald Macdonald
Colin Mumford
Richard Neville-Towle
Susan Nickalls
Ruth Slater
Peter Smaill
John Smyth

NEXT CONCERT: Bach Christmas Oratorio, 2nd December 2017, Greyfriars Kirk

Last year saw the launch of our new subscription scheme for supporters - Ludus Amici. Our wonderful Amici will contribute directly to expanding upon the current Bach performances to include other activity, including supporting emerging artists in 2018.

Annual subscription costs £100 and includes a pair of tickets to each Bach performance, invitations to receptions, and reserved seating at concerts. Click here for full details and to subscribe.

“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. In December 2017, we will perform for the first time in Greyfriars Kirk alongside the Marion Consort creating a delightful festive atmosphere at the start of 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, Handel's 'The Triumph of Time and Truth' was released in 2014, gaining the accolade of Gramophone Editor's Choice for August 2014.