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New Composer's Career Development Opportunity launched in partnership with PRS for Music.

New Composer’s Career Development Opportunity launched in partnership with PRS for Music.

The Berkeley Ensemble is delighted to be working in partnership with PRS for Music in presenting Accelerate, a new career development programme for composers.

We’ll be working alongside John Woolrich in two all-day workshops with up to eight selected composers who will develop new works between January and November 2018, ahead of performing the final works in concert. The programme will also be supported by career skills workshops from a variety of industry professionals.

Accelerate is open to composers of all ages and levels of experience who are interested in developing their careers as composers.

For further information and details of how to apply, please click here.

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Petroc Trelawny announced as new patron

Petroc Trelawny announced as new patron

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…)

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2017: The year ahead

2017: The year ahead

After a few days of packed posts about the Berkeley Ensemble’s whirlwind of musical adventures in 2016, we have a few things to tell you about what’s in store for this year. (more…)

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Education Projects 2016

Education Projects 2016

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…)

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2016: Musical highlights

2016: Musical highlights

Apart from the major projects of the year – the recording and performances of Lennox Berkeley’s Stabat Mater and our first Little Venice Music Festival – we gave performances at venues around the country, including some of our favourite places to visit as well as some new ones. (more…)

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Little Venice Music Festival 2016 roundup

Little Venice Music Festival 2016 roundup

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…)

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Stabat Mater reviews roundup

Stabat Mater reviews roundup

One of the biggest projects of 2016 was the recording and performances of Lennox Berkeley’s Stabat Mater – a greatly neglected masterpiece by the composer from whom we take our name. (more…)

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Recording Lennox Berkeley's Stabat Mater

Recording Lennox Berkeley’s Stabat Mater

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).

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All-Star lineup at 2016 Little Venice Music Festival

All-Star lineup at 2016 Little Venice Music Festival

On 7th, 8th and 9th October, the fifteenth Little Venice Music Festival will take place, curated for the first time by the Berkeley Ensemble.

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