Ludus Baroque

Ludus Baroque

Charity information

Ludus Baroque

Ludus Baroque Chamber Orchestra & Choir engage the UK's finest baroque musicians, young vocal soloists and choral singers to give performances of works by Bach and Handel at Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh.

Founded 1997

  • Mission statement

    Ludus Baroque Chamber Orchestra and Choir exist to perform the great works by Bach and Handel at Canongate Kirk, thereby bringing the very best young professional musicians to perform in this very special enlightenment church for the citizens of Edinburgh.

    Founded in 1997 by conductor Richard Neville-Towle, annual performances include Bach’s Mass in B minor on the eve of the opening of the Edinburgh International Festival and the Christmas Oratorio each December.

    In addition to these masterworks, Ludus Baroque chooses additional repertoire to perform and record and is currently working on an ambitious programme of annual recordings. Our first recording of Handel's Alexander's Feast was released in spring 2011. The Ode to St Cecilia's Day is due out in spring 2012 and we are now working towards financing performances and a recording of Handel's Triumph of Time and Truth.

  • Aims

    Ludus Baroque aims to:

    • The aim of Ludus Baroque Chamber Orchestra and Choir is to engage the finest young professional musicians, choir and soloists to perform works by Handel and Bach each September and December.
  • Overview

    Established: September 1997

    Board members: 4

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 3

    Phone number: 01312254130

    Address: 34 Moray Place Edinburgh EH3 6BX

    View charity accounts on the Scottish Charity Commission website
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