The Baroque Collective Players


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; ‘The Cares of Lovers’ at the Uckfield Festival and Handel’s Acis and Galatea at the Montpelier and Powis Festival, Brighton; and regular performances of major baroque choral works with the East Sussex Bach Choir.

Concerts in 2017 included an all-Purcell programme with the Baroque Collective Singers on Sunday 19 February 2017 at St Michael’s Church, Lewes, featuring a concert performance of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Chacony in G minor and Suite in G major, and Haydn’s Creation with the East Sussex Bach Choir. Concerts in 2018 include J S Bach’s Mass in B minor with the Baroque Collective Singers and East Sussex Bach Choir on 21 April 2018.