Find out about our new season - Book now for our autumn concerts

27 Jul 2011

After a relatively quiet few months, the Monteverdi ensembles and John Eliot Gardiner are getting ready to be on the road with several very different projects this autumn. There will be opportunities to hear us in the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Germany and the United States performing a varied repertoire:

In September our season starts with a concert performance of Weber's "Le Freischütz" at the BBC Proms. Sung in French with recitatives by Berlioz, this follows the acclaimed staged performances at Opéra Comique earlier this year. "It sounds genuinely révolutionnaire and romantique" – was the Gramophone comment's of the rendition of the work. Read the full review here.

In September and October the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists return to one of their favourite repertoire with Bach Motets – beautiful pieces featuring a double choir – to be performed in several countries. The concerts also include Biber's Mystery sonatas with Kati Debretzeni as a solo violin.

At the end of October, the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique presents for the first time a programme of Stravinsky, Bruckner and Brahms , before setting off in November to the Unites States for an unmissable tour of Beethoven Symphonies – the repertoire which made their names in the 1990s. There will be only one UK performance at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Finally, if you didn't get a chance to hear it last year – or if you loved it so much you want to return – the Monteverdi Choir is teaming up again with the London Symphony Orchestra under the direction of John Eliot Gardiner for a revival of the much acclaimed Beethoven 9th Symphony in the UK and Germany. "The Monteverdi Choir was the glory of the Symphony No 9", said The Times of the first performance - read this review and more here.

We look forward to welcoming you at one of those performances!