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William Boyce (1711-1779)



His times: As was the case for most professional musicians at the time, the church shaped much of William Boyce’s early musical life. He sang at St Paul’s Cathedral in whose shadow he was born, before holding appointments as organist at a number of city churches and becoming Master of the King’s Music.

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5 things you (probably) didn’t know about Handel

Fri 2 May 2014

As we prepare for Gamechangers: Mildly Rude? on 12 June at Queen Elizabeth Hall, we take a look at a few things you might not already now about Handel.  Even Baroque superstars have secrets…

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Gamechangers: A Forgotten Cello – Press Reactions

Thu 3 Apr 2014


Many of you joined us in Basingstoke on 19 March and at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall on the 25th, to hear Sigiswald Kuijken and the Orchestra perform music from Bach, Corelli and Vivaldi on the long forgotten violoncello da spalla.  It’s an instrument that tends to divide people and the press were no exception…

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At home with Clare Connors

Mon 4 Nov 2013

Clare Connors

Last week we premiered composer Clare Connor’s new piece, Corelli Leaves. We spoke to her in her North London home about her music and composing – as well as delving into her record collection

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Speed Interview – Clare Connors

Fri 25 Oct 2013

Clare Connors OAE Corelli

Contemporary composer Clare Connors received acclaim for her Kraftwerk arrangements and collaborations with artists such as Michael Nyman and David Byrne of Talking Heads.

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