Robert Howarth, conductorConductor Robert Howarth returns to the Dartington Summer School and Festival leading a programme of Great Baroque Sonatas by Telemann, Handel, Purcell and Bach on August 8 and on August 9 he is Music Director for The Great Passion James Runcie’s drama about the creation of the St Matthew Passion. 

Robert Howarth, conductorVivica Genaux will be replacing Iestyn Davies when Robert Howarth conducts Handel and Bach with the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra with Euskalduna Palace, Bilbao today and tomorrow.


Samuel Boden - tenorTenor Samuel Boden will be making his début
with the Bayerische Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra under Giovanni Antonini on September 26 & 27  at the Prinzregententheater Munich singing Bach Cantatas and Vivaldi.

Nicholas Kraemer - conductorConductor Nicholas Kraemer appears on BBC Radio 3 In Tune as Sean Rafferty’s guest on Monday April 6. Having recently turned 70, Nicholas will be discussing the stylistic developments he has witnessed over his long career. He will also preview his forthcoming concert with the English Chamber Orchestra on April 14 at Cadogan Hall, London when he will be joined by pianist Imogen Copper and soprano Mary Bevan for a programme of Bach, Handel and Mozart.

Nicholas Kraemer - conductorNicholas Kraemer makes his début appearance with Bach Collegium San Diego on February 27 at St James-by-the-Sea, San Diego and February 28 at the San Diego History Center. He directs a programme of Bach, Durante, Purcell and Handel entitled Musica Poetica

Nicholas Kraemer © Robert Carpenter TurnerCritical acclaim for Nicholas Kraemer’s Bach with the Chicago Symphony:  “Kraemer … is as comfortable playing Baroque repertory with symphony orchestras as with period-instrument groups. He had no trouble transferring his ideas about balance, scale, articulation and phrasing … Kraemer made adherence to matters of period style a means to an end rather than the end in itself. The end was vigorous and polished Bach playing. ” John von Rhein – Chicago Tribune

Samuel Boden - tenorTenor Samuel Boden joins The Bach Players for a recording of Bach Wachet Auf and Buxtehude Wachet Auf and Quemadmodum desiderat cervus. Just released is his recording of the Bach B Minor Mass with Arcangelo and Jonathan Cohen on Hyperion.

RupertRupert Charlesworth - Tenor c. Benjamin Harte Charlesworth creates the role of the Younger Son in Trauernacht a unique staging of Bach Cantatas by Katie Mitchell with Raphaël Pichon conducting. Performances take place at the Aix-en-Provence Festival on July 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19, & 20. The project is a  co-production with the Wiener Festwochen, the Opéra national de Bordeaux and the Dutch National Opera

Samuel Boden Tenor

“It’s a golden age for young British tenors, and we heard another of astonishing musicality in the Bach, Samuel Boden. Nothing could have been more pain-easing than his part in the fugue which relieves the dark intensity of Jesu, meine Freude.” The Arts Desk


Samuel Boden c. Robert BridgensTenor Samuel Boden is currently recording Bach’ s Mass in B Minor with Arcangelo directed by Jonathan Cohen for future release on the Hyperion label. He recently completed a recording of Daniel Purcell’s The Judgement of Paris, singing the title role, with Spiritato and Julian Perkins which will be available on Resonus Classics.