We are thrilled to announce that Petroc Trelawny has accepted our invitation to become a patron of the Berkeley Ensemble. Petroc is well known to British audiences from his work on BBC radio and television, but our long and fruitful association with the broadcaster and journalist began through our links with the Lennox Berkeley Society, of which he is President. (more…)
Our education programme climbed new heights in 2016 reaching over 2500 children, travelling further afield in the UK, working with a broader age range and delivering a more diverse group of projects: from our fantastic new primary schools project Stories in Sound, to a performance at Grange Park with young singers, to chamber music speed-dating at Hull University! (more…)
Our second big success of 2016 was October’s Little Venice Music Festival, based at St. Saviour’s, Warwick Avenue – right next to the tube station. This was the fifteenth in the festival’s history, and we had the pleasure of performing on two occasions in the past. This year saw us take full responsibility for the weekend, from the programme and artists to tea and cake. (more…)
Berkeley Ensemble violinist Fran’s account of making a world premier recording for Delphian and a three- concert tour of Lennox Berkeley’s Stabat Mater and his son Micheal Berkeley’s Touch Light with the Marian Consort and David Wordsworth (photos by Fran Barritt).
The ensemble is thrilled that Gramophone has included our latest album, Lennox Berkeley: Chamber Works in a recent Critics Choice 2015 feature. Writing in the December issue, Peter Dickinson hails the album as ‘a most enjoyable collection in every way’. (more…)