Project information

Triumph of Truth and Time Campaign

Handel's Triumph of Truth and Time is rarely performed and received its last recording over 30 years ago. Ludus plans to perform this work in August 2012 with a team of the best young professional artists in preparation for a recording on Delphian in 2013. To achieve this we welcome your support.

January 2012 - August 2013

Charity information: Ludus Baroque

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  • Need


    Handel's oratorio, Triumph of Truth and Time, saw three iterations in his life time. It is the aim of Ludus Baroque to perform and record the english version, so rarely done, which was translated into in an English performing edition in 1757.

    This Ludus Baroque project will give this much neglected work a new lease of life and fresh intrepretations, to be recorded by the best young professional baroque singers and musicians.


    Ludus Baroque is planning a very special performance and recording of this work by involving our most recent soloists, including sisters Sophie and Mary Bevan taking on roles which will see them singing a duet. Our artistic collaborators have a proven track record and will include:

    Beauty: Sophie Bevan
    Deceit: Mary Bevan
    Pleasure: Ed Lyon
    Time: William Berger

    Will Dawes will arrange our chorus, Oliver Webber will arrange our orchestra, and Richard Neville-Towle will conduct.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To perform Handel's Triumph of Truth and Time in August 2012.


    » We will find the finance to perform with piece as part of our August 2012 programme, a complement to our annual Mass in B minor.

    What success will look like

    Success will be a peformance with our chosen team at an early August performance in 2012, fully financed through our philanthropic partners.

    Aim 2

    To perform and record Handel's oratorio in August 2013.


    » A year following our performance, we will bring together the team for a performance and recording - an approach that had excellent results in 2010.

    What success will look like

    Success will be a performance and recording of this work in August 2013, fully financed through philanthropy, and released on Delphian Records.

  • Impact


    This project, our third major undertaking, will see the groups profile expand with three recordings of international quality. Each recording acts as a "calling card" to assist in the careers of the young soloists we engage, and provide important opporunity for the choral singers and musicians we work with.


    Ludus Baroque receives no public subsidy and we perform in a space with fewer than 400 seats. This means that we have a bespoke audience to look to for funding our projects.

    The soloists have all agreed to come up in 2012 to perform at fundraising performance to help gather wider and deeper support for our project.

    For the first time will have also been looking a developing new sources of support to help us meet our aims of working with the best young professional singers and musicians.


    We report to donors with an personalised letter and provide our accounts. We meet with all of our donors at least once a year to demonstrate how we have spent their contributions and what impact it has had to our projects.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £100,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £35,000 Artistic Fees 12 2012 performance fees of soloists, chorus and orchestra
      £50,000 Artistic Fees 13 2013 fees to bring together the team for the performance and recording
      £15,000 Recording costs 2013 costs of the recording and promotion of our third compact disc

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    2012 box office £8,000 Conditional
    2013 box office £8,000 Conditional
  • Background


    Ludus Baroque Chamber Orchestra and Choir perform in Edinburgh's Canongate Kirk, in the old town on the Royal Mile.

    We perform in this location as the Kirk has developed an enviable track record in the support of young professional singers and musicians over many decades.


    Our project has two main beneficiaries: one is Edinburgh by being part of an important fabric of classical music making. The second are the musicians and singers we bring together to perform these outstanding works to the highest of standards.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Ludus Baroque has developed a track record since 1997 in the performance of Bach's Mass in b Minor and Christmas oratorio. Since 2009 we have promoted a second concert each August and we are delighted that we have received support for our ventures from our enlightened donors.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Reverend Charles Robertson

    Charles Robertson is the Chair of Ludus Baroque and is a great advocate of great music making by young professional musicians.

    Frank Hitchman

    Frank Hitchman is a Director of Ludus Baroque and is actively involved in its governance and fundraising.

    Richard Neville-Towle

    Artistic Director Richard Neville-Towle arranges the artistic projects undertaken each year and has raised the ambitions of Ludus Baroque year on year

Our second successful recording

Our second successful recording