Concert reviews

18th June 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).

14th 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).

26th March 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.

4th March 2024

Brahms at the Concergebouw - press reviews

The Monteverdi Choir's three concerts with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, led by Dinis Sousa, were met with great reviews in the press.

23rd March 2022

Mendelssohn and Brahms with the Berlin Philharmonic - press reviews

The Monteverdi Choir's three concerts with the Berlin Philharmonic, led by John Eliot Gardiner, were met with great reviews in the press.

13th December 2021

L’enfance du Christ at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Our performance of Berlioz's L'enfance du Christ at St Martin-in-the-Fields received glowing reviews in the press

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.

27th August 2021

Salzburger Festspiele 2021 - press reviews

John Eliot Gardiner led the Monteverdi Choir and the Camerata Salzburg in two concerts at the 2021 Salzburger Festspiele, attracting favourable reviews from the press.

6th April 2021

MCO streams Bach’s St John Passion to critical acclaim

Our live-streamed performance of Bach's St John Passion over the Easter weekend was met with glowing reviews in the press

9th March 2020

“This is how to do a Beethoven Symphony Cycle”

John Eliot Gardiner and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique wrapped up the first leg of their tour of Beethoven's complete symphony cycle in Chicago at the start of March.

17th February 2020

“A cycle that has made history”: Beethoven Symphony Cycle triumphs in Barcelona

The ORR and John Eliot Gardiner wrapped up the first of five complete Beethoven symphony cycles in Barcelona to a rapturous reception.

12th February 2020

Beethoven 250 Symphony Cycle begins in Barcelona

The Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and John Eliot Gardiner kicked off our Beethoven 250 celebrations at Barcelona's Palau de la Música with the first of 25 performances of Beethoven's symphonies on 9 February.

20th December 2019

Benvenuto Cellini in the Guardian’s top 10 concerts of the year

We're thrilled to have our production of Berlioz's Benvenuto Cellini at the BBC Proms feature in the Guardian's top 10 classical music events of 2019.

20th June 2018

Bach weekend at the Barbican

A memorable weekend of Cantatas in London for Barbican's Bach weekend

28th January 2018

Mozartwoche 2018 Reviews

John Eliot Gardiner and the English Baroque Soloists performed at this year's Mozartwoche in Salzburg.

3rd September 2017

Berlin Musikfest 2017 - Monteverdi 450 Trilogy reviews

The English baroque soloists, whose ritornellos moulded themselves to the mood and intensity of the respective atmospheres… formed the most finely tuned patterns for this theatre.

21st August 2017

Edinburgh International Festival, Usher Hall - Reviews

Yet another extraordinary evening of opera in the Usher Hall [...] Gardiner and his superb international cast then deliver the goods, with consummate style.

9th August 2017

Prom 31: La Damnation de Faust - Reviews

'John Eliot Gardiner['s] Berlioz performances [...] have become Proms highlights, and this thrilling night was no exception.' - The Times, by Neil Fisher

3rd August 2017

Prom 25 (Late night): Bach & Schütz - Reviews

'There is no beating this team on top form.' - The Financial Times. Richard Fairman

28th May 2017

Reveiws of L’Orfeo at Colston Hall

'Monteverdi’s genius shone through at every turn in this vibrant, heartfelt performance...' - The Times, Rebecca Franks

8th May 2017

More great reviews - L’incoronazione di Poppea at Colston Hall

'A crowning glory, you might say, to Gardiner’s half-century association with Monteverdi' - The Times, Richard Morrison

12th April 2017

Sensational 5-star reviews for ‘Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria’ at Colston Hall

'It already looks as if it will be the unmissable event of this Monteverdi year' - The Times, Rebecca Franks