Our leader, Sophie (pictured below) reflects on her encounters with the music of John Woolrich, whose A Bagatelle is part of our upcoming concert as part of the Lake District Summer Music festival on Saturday.
Our clarinettist John traces the history of Prokofiev’s surprise hit, which features in our upcoming concert as part of the Lake District Summer Music festival on Saturday.
In the second of a series of posts on the music featured in our upcoming concert as part of the Lake District Summer Music festival, Paul Cott investigates Poulenc’s rearrangements
In the first of a series of posts on the music featured in our upcoming concert as part of the Lake District Summer Music festival, our viola player Dan shares his love of Schoenberg’s Johann Strauss arrangements.
This summer the ensemble will be packing our bags for return visits to the King’s Lynn festival and Lake District Summer Music. Our concert at the former features the premiere of a new piece by Tim Watts, The Creation of the World, and with Dr Matthew Bothwell from Cambridge University’s Institute of Astronomy on hand […]
The Berkeley Ensemble are thrilled to present the world premiere tour of The Mare’s Tale, by British composer Mark Bowden, this Spring. Inspired by a series of drawings by Clive Hicks-Jenkins on the theme of the Mari Lwyd, one of the oldest Welsh midwinter traditions, this work for actor and chamber ensemble employs the same forces […]
We’re delighted to have been working in partnership with historian and broadcaster Dr Kate Kennedy, Senate House Library, and the Institute of Historical Research to develop ‘Songs of Suffrage’, a programme of music and readings featuring works by three leading English female composers whose music was central to the suffrage campaigns of the 1910s and […]
The ensemble recently celebrated their 10th birthday with a concert at Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room featuring the world premiere of A Bagatelle, written specially for the occasion composer by John Woolrich. This month, the ensemble take to the road and bring this new work to audiences in Wiltshire, Glasgow and Luton in a programme which […]
The Berkeley Ensemble is looking for new Trustees to join its board. We are particularly interested in recruiting individuals with expertise in the fields of finance, arts management, marketing & PR, law and education.
The Berkeley Ensemble is delighted to announce the programme for the Little Venice Music Festival 2018. This year’s Little Venice Music Festival examines the theme of Music on the Mind. From the genius of Mozart to dramatic depictions of madness, music created by extraordinary young minds as well as a thought-provoking musical survey of the […]