The Baroque Collective is an informal grouping of the UK's most talented and experienced period instrument performers and singers based in Lewes, East Sussex.
Directed by conductor and singer John Hancorn and violinist Alison Bury, members of The Baroque Collective share a passion for intimate chamber music, opera and song. They offer an enticing and flexible range of programmes from Locke and Purcell to Mozart and from trios to major works with chamber chorus. Recent performances include Handel’s Messiah with the East Sussex Bach Choir and Bach’s St John Passion with the Esterházy Chamber Choir in Lewes; Purcell’s King Arthur with the Fletching Singers in June 2008; ‘The Cares of Lovers’ at the Uckfield Festival and Handel’s Acis and Galatea at the Montpelier and Powis Festival, Brighton, both in July 2008. Future plans include chamber concerts at Pelham House in Lewes in Summer 2011.
The Baroque Collective incorporates Sussex Baroque, who, as the Sussex Baroque Players and Singers, will continue to perform in the local area, offering top professional baroque orchestras for major works such as Bach’s St John and Matthew Passions, B minor Mass and Handel’s Messiah.