Unique opportunities to see the future stars of the choral world performing alongside singers and instrumentalists from the internationally renowned Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists and Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
Since 2007, the Monteverdi Apprentices Programme has placed young musicians alongside experienced professionals, offering them the opportunity to perform at the highest level as both ensemble members and soloists. We recruit the most promising young performers – those on the verge of entering the profession – and introduce them to the musical traditions of the Monteverdi Choir & Orchestras and the working practices of Sir John Eliot Gardiner. With the support of a team of mentors well-versed in our unique brand of historically-informed performance, our Apprentices are integral to the constant renewal and evolution of our internationally-renowned core sound.
In addition to appearing with us on the concert platform, another key aspect of the Apprentices Programme is giving participants the chance to showcase their skills and what they have learned during their Apprenticeship to the wider public, as performers in their own right. For our current nine choral Apprentices (you can read more about them here) there will be two such opportunities, each of which will conclude a period of intensive workshops and rehearsals with John Eliot Gardiner and musicians from the Monteverdi ensembles.
In March 2019, following a four-day residency at Springhead in Dorset, the Apprentices will present a showcase of what they have assimilated over the period in the stunning surroundings of the recently-restored thirteenth-century tithe barn at Messums Wiltshire - a gallery and creative space located in the Wiltshire countryside, just outside Tisbury.
In September 2019 - by which time the Apprentices will have taken part in both our Handel Semele and Berlioz Benvenuto Cellini projects - the Apprentices will bring their time with us to a close with a final recital in the beautiful Kings College London Chapel. In what will no doubt be a fond farewell to these young singers, audiences can expect to be treated to a wide variety of vocal repertoire, performed by some of the most promising choral stars of the future.
Monday 4 March 2019 at 6.00pm
Kings College London Chapel
September 2019, to be confirmed
Members from the Monteverdi ensembles
John Eliot Gardiner