The Bach Players is a group of singers and players known for their engaging programmes of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century music. According to needs, the ensemble varies in size. In their concerts The Bach Players make links between composers, national styles, and developments in music - to provide a wider context in which to present the famous composers of the time. Their concerts are lively, informal events in which the musicians engage actively with their audiences.
A regular concert series was started in London in 1997. This series continues, now twinned with a venue in Norwich. The Bach Players appear in both venues three times a year. Aside from its own concert series, they have also toured widely in the UK, Ireland, and continental Europe.
In 2007 The Bach Players made their first recording, on the Hyphen Press Music label. The group has since issued a CD every year. Each recording is based on a concert programme, and it tells a musical story. The CDs have been met with critical acclaim both in the UK and abroad.
Main contact name Nicolette Moonen
Rachel Elliott soprano Sally Bruce-Payne alto Thomas Hobbs tenor Matthew Brook bass James Eastaway oboe Catherine Latham oboe Marion Moonen flute Nicolette Moonen violin/director Anne Schumann violin Rachel Stott viola Luise Buchberger cello Reiko Ichise viola da gamba Silas Wollston organ/harpsichord