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London Handel Players

Included in the NCEM online directory

Included in the Nema 2010 Early Music Yearbook and Performers Directory

Period(s) Baroque
Style of ensemble Vocal, Instrumental

Biography

Praised by the New York Times for their "soulful depth" and their "consummate skill and musicianship", the London Handel Players captivate audiences across the world with their performances and recordings. The ensemble has performed across Canada and the United States, making their New York debut at the Frick Museum in 2012 and returning to perform at Carnegie Hall in 2014. Concerts have included performances at the Wigmore Hall, Kings Lynn Festival, Internationale Händel-Festpiele Göttingen, Varazdin Baroque Evenings, Spitalfields Festival, Newbury Spring Festival, Halle International Handel, Brighton Early Music Festival, East Cork Early Music Festival and in Spain, Ireland, Germany and Croatia. Committed educators at every level and holding professorships in early music at Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music, the London Handel Players give masterclasses and workshops to children, students and adults at every level, amateur and professional.

The 15/16 sees the London Handel Players perform alongside Ruby Hughes at Brighton Early Music Festival, a concert which is recorded for BBC Radio 3's 'In Concert'. The Players return to the Wigmore Hall with a programme entitled 'Handel and his European Connections' and perform further concerts in Ireland, Grayshott, St John Smith Square, Tilford Bach Festival, London Handel Festival, Sligo Early Music Festival, Warwick Early Music Series and the 'Music and Beyond Festival' in Ottawa.

Their numerous recordings, including four Handel recordings, his Op.2 and Op.5 trio sonatas, his complete violin sonatas and the compilation disc of aria arrangements and the Handel flute concerto, entitled "Handel at Home" have been critically acclaimed. The ensemble's latest disc "A Tribute to Bach" which includes his flute sonatas, arias, Sinfonia BWV 249 and Concerto BWV 1056, was released in 2016.

Sample programme

Main contact name
Sinead O'Carroll

Postal address
28 Kings Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 2AG

Members Names
Rachel Brown - flute and recorder
Adrian Butterfield - violin
Oliver Webber - Clare Salaman, violin
Peter Collyer - viola
Katherine Sharman - cello
Peter Buckoke, Cecelia Bruggemeyer - double bass
Laurence Cummings - harpsichord

Telephone Number
01753 855432

Email address
sinead@sineadocarroll.co.uk

Website address
www.sineadocarroll.co.uk

Other associated sites
www.londonhandelplayers.co.uk
http://www.facebook.com/londonhandelplayers/
http://twitter.com/LHandelPlayers
http://twitter.com/Ocarrollarts