16 Jul 2024

July blog: the MCO in Salzburg

As the Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists and Peter Whelan prepare to perform Handel’s choral epic Israel in Egypt at the Salzburg Festival, we look back over the MCO’s long association with Salzburg.

1 Jul 2024

Meet the MCO Musicians – Ali Ponsford-Hill

Meet soprano Ali Ponsford-Hill: one of the longest serving members of the Monteverdi Choir, who celebrates her 20-year anniversary with the group this July.

18 Jun 2024

Bach motets – reviews and reaction

The Monteverdi Choir performed Bach family motets in London and Leipzig in June 2024. The concerts also featured Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin performed by Kati Debretzeni (London) and Isabelle Faust (Leipzig).

14 May 2024

Beethoven cycle – press reviews

The Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique performed all of the Beethoven symphonies at St Martin-in-the-Fields in London, and at the Philharmonie de Paris, in May 2024. The Monteverdi Choir joined the ORR for Beethoven’s Mass in C major and Symphony No. 9, with soloists Lucy Crowe (soprano), Alice Coote (mezzo soprano), Allan Clayton (tenor) and William Thomas (bass).

9 May 2024

Jonathan Sells: introducing Bach motets

Conductor Jonathan Sells introduces the programme of Bach family motets and solo violin music, which the Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, and violinists Kati Debretzeni (London) and Isabelle Faust (Leipzig) perform in June 2024.

26 Mar 2024

Handel: Israel in Egypt – press reviews

"Sonic spectacular" – reviews of Handel: Israel in Egypt with the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists conducted by Peter Whelan.