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“It’s a dream come true”. We talk to Richard Tognetti

Sat 22 Nov 2014

Richard Tognetti

That’s what violinist Richard Tognetti when he was asked what it’s like working with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. And we didn’t even pay him to say it! Richard features in our latest event this Monday when he directs and plays violin in our 9pm concert with music by Grieg, Elgar and Dvorak.

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Video feature: Composer Kim B Ashton

Mon 21 Oct 2013

Kim Ashton

Kim is the third of the three composers we’ve been working with to develop new pieces of music for performance on The Night Shift pub tour, in collaboration with new-music organisation Sound and Music. Take a look at this short interview to find out more about him and what inspires his music.

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Hitting the road again – plus audience & critics reaction so far

Thu 10 Oct 2013

The Night Shift Pub Your 2013 - Audience Reaction

In just over ten days time the Night Shift Pub Tour is on the road again, visiting three more pubs in Brighton, Bristol and London. So we thought it was time to take stock and look back at our last three gigs  – here’s footage from them plus reaction from the audience.

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Pub trailer now online

Wed 4 Sep 2013

With just a few days until our Pub Tour kicks off at the Bedford in Balham on 9 September we’ve released a 1 minute video trailer for the tour, giving you a flavour of what’s coming up.

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Upload Your Night Shift Films HERE!

Wed 24 Apr 2013

A huge thank you to everyone that came along last night.  And for those of you that filmed the performance, to be in with the chance of winning tickets to a future show plus backstage drinks with the Orchestra and a bunch of chocolates, send us your footage via wetransfer to

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The Night Shift – Handel’d Camera

Fri 19 Apr 2013

In ‘normal’ classical concerts, a lot of things are frowned upon; chatting, drinking… and sneaky filming of the event too (tut tut).  Well, we’ve pretty much tackled chatting and drinking, so for the Night Shift at the Amersham Arms on 23 April, we want you to help us take it one step further.

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In rehearsal for The Night Shift

Fri 8 Jun 2012

La mer in rehearsal

Here’s a rare bit of rehearsal footage – filmed at the weekend before the Orchestra went off on tour. In it,  Sir Simon Rattle rehearses the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune

It’ll be performed at The Night Shift this Sunday at the Royal Festival Hall, with advance tickets just £9.

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A musical stalker…

Wed 22 Feb 2012

We decided to do something a little different with our latest video. Rather than a trailer or a behind-the-scenes sort of thing we decided to take a more tangental route, living up to our tag-line Classical Music: Minus the Rules. So, we met up with OAE violinist Jo Lawrence, set her loose on the streets of London and waited to see what would happen…


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The Pub Tour: George Tavern and Amersham Arms

Fri 17 Feb 2012

Here’s a video from the first two dates of the pub tour, giving you a flavour of the night including some audience reaction. Further dates in Soho and Angel are now sold out but you can still buy tickets for our full-scale gigs at the Roundhouse and Queen Elizabeth Hall.

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The Night Shift at the Roundhouse: Trailer

Wed 15 Feb 2012

We’re returning to the legendary Roundhouse on 24 February following on from a fantastic show there two years ago. We’re kicking of the 2012 Reverb Festival with a massive gig that features over 80 musicians playing extracts from Berlioz’s lush and passionate Romeo & Juliet. Our trailer gives you an idea of what to expect. Find out more about the show here.

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Will and Ceri walk to the pub (and talk about the pub tour)

Tue 31 Jan 2012

We got a bit bit bored doing ‘conventional’ videos so we decided to film this one while we walked to the pub. With mixed results. Anyway, its a chance to hear from behind-the-scenes Night Shift people Will and Ceri, as they talk about why we’re doing the tour and what to expect.

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Behind the scenes at The Night Shift

Thu 28 Jul 2011

Here’s a new little video with behind-the scenes footage from our last Night Shift at Village Underground in Shoreditch, including rehearsal footage and interviews with players. You also get to see how just much fun we had trying to get a taxi at half past midnight on very rainy Friday evening…

Night Shift fans might like to know that we have two events coming up in September – a ‘mini’ event on 8 September (more details soon) and a full-scale event on 29 September.


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