The New London Chamber Ensemble is a wind quintet with a wide repertoire including both established and contemporary works as well as innovative programmes combining classic repertoire with semi-staged works incorporating drama, speech and action. Members are accomplished and experienced players in their own right, combining performing with teaching and educational activities.
Their discography includes the wind chamber music John Woolrich, Cabinet of Curiosities (Meridian, 2007) including a new commission written in celebration of John’s 50th birthday; Music for Wind and Piano by Carl Nielsen (Meridian, 2009), voted CD of the year by MusicWebInternational, and chamber works by Lennox Berkeley (Naxos, 2010).
”Brimful of character…each instrumental part is given a dramatic role and personality” (BBC Radio 3 )
The New London Chamber Ensemble's programme includes wind quintets by three of the most prolific composers for wind instruments: Jean Françaix, Jacques Ibert, and Anton Reicha (who wrote 24 wind quintets). An arrangement of a pavan by William Byrd and quintets by August Klughardt and Scottish composer, James Macmillan, complete their programme.
For more information about the New London Chamber Ensemble visit newlondonchamberensemble.co.uk