8th February 2024

Joint statement issued by MCO and Sir John Eliot Gardiner

The Monteverdi Choir and Orchestras announce conductors for the coming season.

30th January 2024

Monteverdi Choir named ‘Best Choir’ at Oper! Awards 2024

The Monteverdi Choir was named ‘Best Choir’ at the Oper! Awards ceremony held at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam on 29 January 2024.

29th January 2024

Nicolas Robertson 1954 – 2023

We were saddened to learn of the passing of the tenor Nicolas Robertson who was a stalwart member of the Monteverdi Choir for many years.

2nd January 2024

Judith McCartin Scheide 1937-2023

We were saddened to learn of the passing of Judith McCartin Scheide.

7th November 2023

Dinis Sousa to conduct Monteverdi Choir and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Brahms’s ‘Ein Deutsches Requiem’

Dinis Sousa will conduct the Monteverdi Choir and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra for three performances of Brahms’s 'Ein Deutsches Requiem' in Amsterdam on 29 February, 1 and 3 March 2024.

27th September 2023

Roger Vivyan James Chadder 1937-2023

We were saddened to learn of the passing of Roger Chadder.

7th September 2023

Dinis Sousa announced as conductor for MCO’s autumn programme including American tour

Dinis Sousa will lead the Monteverdi Choir & Orchestras’ autumn programme including their American tour and concert at St Martin-in-the-Fields.

4th September 2023

Monteverdi Choir & Orchestras receive critical acclaim for Berlioz’s ‘Les Troyens’ tour

The Monteverdi Choir and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, alongside outstanding soloists, conducted by Dinis Sousa, have received critical acclaim for their European tour of Berlioz’s Les Troyens.

18th July 2023

John Eliot Gardiner Named Honorary Citizen of Cremona

John Eliot Gardiner has been named an Honorary Citizen of Cremona, the town where Monteverdi was born.

10th May 2023

Monteverdi Choir & Orchestra Perform At The Coronation

The Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists, conducted by John Eliot Gardiner, were honoured to perform at the Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla at Westminster Abbey on Saturday 6 May 2023.

9th March 2023

Nicholas Snowman OBE 1944 - 2023

​We are saddened to learn of the passing of our former trustee, Nicholas Snowman OBE.

27th February 2023

Monteverdi Choir & Orchestras to perform at the Coronation of Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort

We are honoured to be performing at the Coronation of Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort on Saturday 6 May 2023, by personal invitation of His Majesty The King.

16th January 2023

John Eliot Gardiner awarded an honorary doctorate at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Budapest

On Sunday 15 January 2023, John Eliot Gardiner was awarded an Honorary Doctorate at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Budapest

28th December 2022

Haydn & Mozart

This January, the English Baroque Soloists and John Eliot Gardiner will be joined by Isabelle Faust and Antoine Tamestit, two of today’s most revelatory and poetic performers, for a programme of dazzling orchestral works by Haydn and Mozart.

12th December 2022

Introducing J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio - YouTube series

​We are delighted to launch a series of six YouTube videos introducing each part of J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. Across each part, we hear from Artistic Director & Founder, John Eliot, soloists and musicians.

25th November 2022

Sir John Eliot Gardiner awarded the honour of “Cavaliere di Gran Croce” of the Order of “Stella d’Italia”

On Thursday 24 November 2022, Sir John Eliot Gardiner was awarded the honour of “Cavaliere di Gran Croce” of the Order of “Stella d’Italia”. The honour was presented to Sir John Eliot by the Ambassador of Italy, Inigo Lambertini, at an exclusive ceremony at the Embassy of Italy.

16th November 2022

Bach’s St John Passion nominated for Best Choral Performance in the 2023 Grammy Awards. 

We are very excited to announce that our critically acclaimed performance of Bach's St John Passion has been nominated for Best Choral Performance in the 2023 Grammy Awards.

25th October 2022

Monteverdi Choir & Orchestras presents Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

This December, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists will perform J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio for the first time since 2008.

28th September 2022

Ian Hay Davison CBE 1931 - 2022

​We are saddened to learn of the passing of our President Ian Hay Davison CBE.

28th July 2022

The complete triology of Monteverdi opera performances out now on DVD and Blu-ray

The final instalment of our Monteverdi opera trilogy, L'incoronazione di Poppea is out now on DVD and Blue-Ray.

25th May 2022

Two Monteverdi opera films out now on DVD and Blu-ray

The films of our Monteverdi opera performances L’orfeo and Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria are out now

26th April 2022

MCO to perform Beethoven’s Missa solemnis at the 2022 BBC Proms

The Monteverdi Choir and Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique will return to the BBC Proms for a performance of Beethoven's Missa solemnis at 7.30pm on Wednesday 7 September 2022

4th March 2022

Bach St John Passion live recording out now on CD & Blu-ray disc

Our critically-acclaimed performance of Bach's St John Passion from Oxford's Sheldonian Theatre is now available to buy as a deluxe CD & Blu-ray edition.

24th November 2021

Concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields in 2022

The Monteverdi ensembles and Apprentices perform four concerts at their London home in 2022

15th September 2021

MCO announce new partnership with St Martin-in-the-Fields

St Martin-in-the-Fields is now the first ever London home for the Monteverdi Choir & Orchestras

2nd September 2021

A special evening at the BBC Proms

An evening of Handel and Bach at the Royal Albert Hall marked the Monteverdi ensembles and John Eliot Gardiner's return to the live performing in the UK.

5th May 2021

John Eliot Gardiner’s complete recordings on Archiv Produktion and DG

The boxset of John Eliot Gardiner's complete recordings on Archiv Produktion and DG is out now

9th April 2021

The Duke of Edinburgh 1921-2021

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh

26th March 2021

Bach St John Passion rehearsals begin in London

We’re back in action this week as we begin rehearsals for our live-streamed performance of Bach’s St John Passion.

16th March 2021

Dinis Sousa appointed as the Royal Northern Sinfonia’s next Principal Conductor

We are delighted to share the news that our Assistant Conductor, Dinis Sousa, has been appointed as the Royal Northern Sinfonia's next Principal Conductor.

11th March 2021

MCO returns to performing with a live streamed concert of Bach’s St John Passion

John Eliot Gardiner leads the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists in a live streamed performance from Oxford's Sheldonian Theatre this Good Friday

4th February 2021

Handel’s Semele now available on DVD

We are very excited that our performance of Semele at London's Alexandra Palace Theatre is available to experience on DVD.

2nd December 2020

Benvenuto Cellini DVD wins ‘Best Opera Recording’ at Oper! Awards

We are thrilled to have been awarded with the 'Best Opera Recording' at the 2020 Oper! Awards for our performance of Berlioz's Benvenuto Cellini

17th November 2020

John Eliot Gardiner on Radio 3’s ‘Composer of the Week’

John Eliot Gardiner explores Beethoven's nine symphonies as part of Radio 3's 'Composer of the Week' series

5th October 2020

MCO perform first public concerts in 7 months

The Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists return to the European performing stage for their first concerts since March

6th August 2020

Podcast series launch

John Eliot Gardiner presents a new eight-part series of podcasts on Monteverdi and his contemporaries

23rd June 2020

Latest release out now

We are excited to announce the digital release of our live recording of Handel's Semele at the Alexandra Palace Theatre - available to buy from our shop now

15th May 2020

MCO launch new film series on the Beethoven Symphonies

We're delighted to share our new nine-part series in which Gardiner and the ORR explore these incredible works as we rehearsed for this project.

4th May 2020

Catch up on our latest digital content

Our Monteverdi Trilogy performances are all available to watch for free on YouTube, along with plenty more digital content from our three world-class ensembles.

1st April 2020

Project postponements due to Coronavirus

It is with great disappointment that we announce that some of our projects will have to be postponed due to the ongoing Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

31st March 2020

A message from our Patron, HRH The Prince of Wales

A message from the Royal Patron of the Monteverdi Choir & Orchestras, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales

23rd October 2019

Introducing our new Apprentices for the 2019/20 season

We are delighted to announce our new cohort of instrumental Apprentices for the 2019/20 season.

30th September 2019

MCO gives inaugural performances in Russia

We made our Russian debut with two sold-out concerts in Moscow and St. Petersburg in September 2019

20th September 2019

Monteverdi Apprentices Showcase Recital - King’s College London Chapel

Our 2018/19 Monteverdi Apprentices performed a showcase recital to a sold-out audience in the stunning Chapel of King's College London

31st May 2019

MCO launch 2019/20 Apprentices Programme

We are delighted to announce that we are now accepting applications from string players for the 2019/20 Monteverdi Apprentices Programme

17th April 2019

MCO announce 2019 BBC Proms date

We are thrilled to announce that we will be returning to this year's BBC Proms to perform Berlioz's Benvenuto Cellini on Monday 2 September.

9th April 2019

Handel Semele tour opens in Paris

Our Handel Semele tour got off to a flying start at the Philharmonie de Paris on Monday 8 April.

5th March 2019

Monteverdi Apprentices perform showcase recital at Messums Wiltshire

​On 4 March 2019, the Monteverdi Apprentices and members of the Monteverdi Choir, under the guidance of Sir John Eliot Gardiner, presented a showcase recital at Messums Wiltshire.

8th October 2018

MCO announce first ever Assistant Conductor

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Dinis Sousa as the first ever Assistant Conductor of the three Monteverdi ensembles

11th September 2018

Peter Hall Memorial

Sir John Eliot Gardiner and members of the Monteverdi Choir perform at the Peter Hall memorial service at Westminster Abbey

10th July 2018

Booking now open for Verdi Requiem at Westminster Cathedral

Tickets are now available for our Verdi Requiem performance on 18 Sep in honour of Richard Fitzgerald and in support of Cancer Research UK.

15th June 2018

Verdi Requiem at Westminster Cathedral

MCO will perform Verdi’s Requiem at Westminster Cathedral on 18 Sep in memory of Richard Fitzgerald with all profits to Cancer Research UK.

8th June 2018

Bach Cantata Ring - Bachfest 2018, Leipzig

The Monteverdi ensembles and John Eliot Gardiner will perform at Bachfest, Leipzig from 8-10 June.

25th May 2018

In memory of Nigel Shipway

Regretfully and with great sadness we announce that ORR percussionist Nigel Shipway has passed away.

9th May 2018

MCO wins RPS Music Award - 2018

Monteverdi 450 has won this year's RPS Music Award for Opera and Music Theatre

30th April 2018

Monteverdi Apprentices Programme 18/19

We are now accepting applications from singers for our 18/19 Apprentices Programme

19th April 2018

MCO to perform Berlioz with Joyce DiDonato at BBC Proms

ORR will be joined by Joyce DiDonato and Antoine Tamestit to perform Berlioz at BBC Proms on 5 September.

12th April 2018

MCO shortlisted for RPS Music Award - 2018

Monteverdi Choir & Orchestras has been shortlisted in the Opera & Music Theatre category.

13th March 2018

John Eliot Gardiner received honorary doctorate in Paris

John Eliot Gardiner received an honorary doctorate from École pratique des hautes études in Paris on Wed, 14 March.

19th February 2018

In memory of Desmond Heath

It is with great sadness that we announce the news that our dear friend Desmond Heath has passed away.

12th December 2017

Monteverdi 450 Costume Auction

Costumes from our Monteverdi 450 tour will be auctioned on Ebay from 12-17 December.

8th December 2017

Monteverdi 450 - Guardian’s top Classical Show, 2017

It has been announced today that Monteverdi 450 has been named The Guardian's Top Classical Music Show of 2017.

28th November 2017

Music Teacher Awards for Excellence Finalists

We are delighted that together with Bristol Plays Music, we have been nominated for Best Classical Music Education Initiative as part of Rhinegold Music and Drama Expo's Music Teacher Awards for Excellence.

26th October 2017

In memory of Kevin Lavery

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of our dear friend and supporter Kevin Lavery

20th August 2017

Herald Angels Award

We are pleased to announce that our Monteverdi 450 Trilogy Tour has been award a 'Herald Angel' award.

26th July 2017

Bach ‘St Matthew Passion’ shortlisted for Gramophone Award

Gramophone have shortlisted our SDG recording of Bach's 'St Matthew Passion' in the Baroque Vocal category

2nd May 2017

BBC Proms tickets now on sale

This August Monteverdi Choir & Orchestras will perform at two of the BBC Proms. Starting with Prom 25, a Bach/Schütz mixed programme, on Wednesday 2 August at 10.15pm. Followed a few days later with Prom 31, Berlioz The Damnation of Faust, on Tuesday 8 August.