Top orchestras to perform at Buxton Festival

The English Concert Chamber Orchestra
The English Concert Chamber Orchestra

Two of Europe’s leading orchestras will be performing at Buxton Festival this month.

The Northern Chamber Orchestra, the festival’s orchestra-in-residence, will be airing a selection of music at St John’s Church, Buxton, on July 18 at 3.30pm.

Formed in the late 1960s, the Manchester-based NCO has become one of the country’s top chamber orchestras. With 30 critically acclaimed recordings to it name, the orchestra regularly works with esteemed international artist.

The English Concert Chamber Orchestra has a wide touring brief and the 2014–15 season saw them appear across the UK and abroad. Recent highlights include European and US tours with Alice Coote, Joyce DiDonato, David Daniels and Andreas Scholl as well as the orchestra’s first tour to mainland China.

Artistic director Harry Bicket directed his English Concert Chamber Orchestra and choir in Bach’s Mass in B Minor at the 2012 Leipzig Bachfest and later that year at the BBC proms, a performance that was televised for BBC4.

The English Concert Chamber Orchestra are performing at St John’s Church on July 20, at 7.30pm.

To book tickets visit www.buxtonfestival.co.uk or call the Opera House box office on 01298 72190.