Hiring Linden Baroque

Apart from promoting several of its own concerts each year, Linden Baroque is also hired to play for choral societies to give them the chance to perform 18th Century music with a "period instrument" orchestra.

It can be a lot more economical than you think! Fees are negotiable depending on many variables but are based around £1200 for a 'standard' orchestra of strings plus wind (5:4:3:2:1+ keyboard, 2 oboes and / or flutes, 1bassoon). We always use a recognised specialised professional leader. Reduced fees may be possible for charitable or fundraising events and additional charges may be necessary for an augmented orchestra, for instance with brass and timpani, extended travelling or other exceptional requirements and for busy times of the year when players are in great demand and get quickly booked up (such as Easter and Christmas). The hire of keyboard instruments is most often additional.
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Choirs tell us they have been delighted with the quality and experience of working with Linden Baroque, having endured variable results with ‘pick-up’ bands in the past. They invariably find the experience of performing with a period instrument band inspiring and enlightening.

The orchestra is also available for festivals, special events, filming or promotional work. High quality baroque music, chosen and performed to your exact specifications, could add class and atmosphere!

Contact
Alan Selwyn (Chairman) to discuss your requirements and for further details.

Testamonials

December 2015 Brighton Chamber Choir (President Sir Simon Rattle) 25th Anniversary Concert Bach Christmas Oratorio
"Just to say an enormous THANK YOU to you all for such a fine performance of the Christmas Oratorio on Saturday!  It was a treat for us all to work with the Linden Baroque again; it certainly made my job an absolute pleasure! The feedback from the audience has been tremendously positive and we hope you all enjoyed the performance as much as we did! It would be lovely to collaborate again in the not too distant future". J.Money Conductor

June 2015
Harmonium Singers , Andover. Zelenka - Haec Dies; Telemann:Laudate Jehovah omnes gentes; JS Bach - O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht BWV 118; Clarke/Shore - Music for the King's Trumpeter; Albinoni 2-oboe concerto op 9 no 9; Vivaldi - Gloria.The concert raised £1,250 for St Marys Church, Andover
"I just wanted to say an official thanks to Linden Baroque who delivered for us magnificently last Saturday.  It was a total joy for us to have idiomatic performances and accompaniments to such life-enhancing music and the pleasure of working with such a terrific group of people – totally committed, professional, sensitive and accommodating.  So many of the choir and audience said at the end  ‘now that’s my sort of music’.  We had about 130 in the audience, so the whole enterprise was very worthwhile from our point of view" B. Randall , Musical Director

March 2010 Brighton Chamber Choir (President Sir Simon Rattle) 20th Anniversary Concert, Bach B Minor Mass:
On behalf of Brighton Chamber Choir, I would like to say a huge "thank you" to Linden Baroque for their stunning performance of the Mass in B Minor last Saturday. Both choir and audience were knocked out by your playing and it was a real treat to find ourselves singing with such an exciting group of musicians. Jane was absolutely delighted and hopes that the partnership can be renewed on future occasions. It was certainly a night the Brighton Chamber Choir will always remember and treasure" T.Cullen, Hon Sec.