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Could you join the team as one of our Trustees?

July 17th, 2018|0 Comments

EOC is keenly seeking new Trustees for our expanding charity with skills in charity finance, law, marketing, broadcasting, family arts and fundraising - can you join us?

Acis and Galatea wins plaudits!

June 12th, 2018|0 Comments

We're delighted that our new recording of Handel's 'Acis and Galatea' is both 'Album of the Week' and 'Disc of the Week'!

Acis and Galatea – new recording out now!

June 1st, 2018|0 Comments

We are delighted that our recording of Handel's exquisite Acis and Galatea is officially released today!

Purcell and Blow at The Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

May 25th, 2018|0 Comments

We are honoured to have been asked to perform Purcell 'Dido and Aeneas' and Blow 'Venus and Adonis' in the famous acoustic of The Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, as part of their Saturday Matinee series.


“15 fine players who caress the bare bones of Monteverdi’s score into wonderfully luscious, responsive accompaniments”

The Times ★★★★★, Monteverdi 'The Return of Ulysses'

“Curnyn’s players glittered, danced, scythed and at times improvised their way through a fuller version of the score than we usually hear. Monteverdi has never sounded more persuasive, not even from Gardiner and company.”

The Arts Desk ★★★★☆, Monteverdi 'The Return of Ulysses'

“The sensational musicianship is not to be missed.”

The Observer ★★★★☆, Monteverdi 'The Return of Ulysses'

“these expert musicians let Monteverdi speak to us like a contemporary.”

What's on Stage ★★★★☆, Monteverdi 'The Return of Ulysses'

“Now that it’s teamed up with Christian Curnyn’s Early Opera Company, the Royal Opera seems unable to put a foot wrong with its forays into early music.”

What's on Stage, Rossi 'Orpheus'

“Find anything exciting happening in period opera in the UK and Curnyn will be involved, whether it’s conducting at the Wanamaker or ENO, recording Handel or directing his own projects.”

The Spectator, Rameau 'Castor and Pollux'