December 2016



Arcangelo at the BBC Proms, 13th August

It is a great pleasure to announce that Arcangelo will be participating in the BBC Proms this summer.

To mark the 400th anniversary year of Shakespeare’s death, we will be performing a Shakespeare-related programme of music by Purcell, Blow, Locke and Draghi in the wonderful surroundings of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe on Saturday 13th August.

We have a superb cast of players, all expert musicians for this period, including Sophie Gent (violin), Thomas Dunford (lute), Keyvan Chemirani (percussion) and acclaimed Arcangelo soloists Katherine Watson (soprano), Samuel Boden (tenor) and Callum Thorpe (bass). Jonathan will be directing from the harpsichord.

There will be two performances on the same day: 3PM (broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 as part of the Proms) and 8PM. Booking opens on 7th May. Further information is available here:

Arcangelo nominated for an International Opera Award

We are thrilled that two of our recordings released in 2015, ‘Arias for Benucci’ with Matthew Rose (bass) and ‘Scene!’ with Christiane Karg (soprano), have been nominated for an International Opera Award in the Operatic Recital category. Many congratulations to Matthew and Christiane on this wonderful news.

The winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on 15th May 2016.


 Wigmore Hall: Celebrating 115 Years
We are very much looking forward to celebrating Wigmore Hall’s 115th Anniversary with a
special concert of Bach violin concerti on Wednesday 1st June 2016, with soloists
Isabelle Faust (violin, pictured right), Anna-Lucia Richter (soprano), and Rachel Brown (flute).

Tickets are expected to sell out, so we recommend booking soon, click here to book tickets:

If you are attending this concert, you are cordially invited to our post-concert drinks in the Wigmore Hall Bar,
with a guest. If you would like to attend, please email Oliver Doyle at, also indicating
the name of your guest.

If you are unable to come, this concert will also be streamed live online in both video and audio on Medici TV:!/live/

Future Concerts

Our Wigmore Hall 16-17 Season Residency will be launched on Wednesday 14th December with a very special concert.  The programme will consist of J.S. Bach cantatas, with soloists Lydia Teuscher (soprano), Andrew Tortise (tenor), Alex Potter (countertenor), and Thomas Bauer (baritone).

Priority booking for Wigmore Hall Friends’ opens on Thursday 5th May 2016, with general booking following later that month.

Our other Residency concert dates for your diary are: 13th January 2017, with Kris Bezuidenhout (booking opens in October), 5th May 2017 and 21st July 2017, where we will be joined on both occasions by Sophie Gent and Jonathan Manson (booking for both of these opens in January).

Jonathan Cohen Artistic Director
Adam Swann General Manager
David Clegg Head of Artistic Planning

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