Ludus Baroque Chamber Orchestra & Choir

Dunard Fund
Plum Trust
Binks Trust
Robin Leith Trust

Board of Directors
Hugh Andrew
Colin Mumford
Richard Neville-Towle (Musical Director)
Susan Nickalls
Ruth Slater
Peter Smaill
Prof. John Smyth (Chairman)

Sunday 26 May 2019 | 7.30pm
Priory Church of St George, Dunster
Ludus Baroque are delighted to be part of Rory McCleery's successful Dunster Festival.

Beyond May 2019

Ludus Baroque will shortly be launching a series of Bach Cantata Workshops and Performances beginning in September 2019.

“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 Greyfirars 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, Handel's 'The Triumph of Time and Truth' gained the accolade of Gramophone Editor's Choice.