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Jeffreys wins award

Jeffreys wins award

We are delighted that Lost Majesty, our double CD recording of sacred songs and anthems by George Jeffreys has been awarded the prestigious Schallplattenkritik prize for 2/2024. Naturally we are honoured that our recording has been recognised in this way, however we...

Bach in Space

Bach in Space

This Christmas, we are honoured to be part of a collaboration between Bach Archiv Leipzig and the Association of Space Explorers (ASE) that combines breathtaking imagery taken from the International Space Station with the transcendent music of JS Bach. The project is...

Tonight – BBC Radio 3

Tonight – BBC Radio 3

To accompany your final preparations for Christmas and the holidays, we invite you to join us tonight on BBC Radio 3 at 7:30pm (GMT) where our Bach 300 Magnificat performance from Wigmore Hall will be broadcast in full. We are delighted...

FILM: Who was George Jeffreys?

FILM: Who was George Jeffreys?

With the release of our latest CD recording, LOST MAJESTY: music by George Jeffreys, we share an in-depth documentary about this extraordinary composer. Filmed during our recording sessions at Kirby Hall - his home and place of work - we explore the history of...

LIVE from Wigmore Hall

LIVE from Wigmore Hall

Watch live as we perform our BACH300 programme at Wigmore Hall on 7 December 2023.

Eco Touring

Eco Touring

Did you know that SK has a fear of flying?

For a long time now, we have opted to take the greener route when we tour, favouring rail adventures over short flights.

Lost Majesty

Lost Majesty

We are excited to announce the release of our next location-specific recording: Lost Majesty - George Jeffreys Sacred Songs & Anthems. The recording of this composer’s extraordinary vocal music was made at Kirby Hall in Northamptonshire, where this one-time...

St John Passion in Arnstadt

St John Passion in Arnstadt

Earlier this month, we returned to the wonderful Bachkirche in Arnstadt to perform St John Passion for Martin Randall Travel. It was a joy to be back in that amazing space, where we recorded the Bach Motets CD, and to connect once more with the drama...

BACH300 Series

BACH300 Series

300 years ago this year, one of the most fruitful collaborations in history began - Johann Sebastian Bach became the ‘Thomaskantor’ and director of music in Leipzig. Third choice for the post, Bach was often far from happy with his conditions there....

On the Horn

On the Horn

In this latest episode of our SKaffeehaus Podcast, we chat to SK ‘horn star’ Anneke Scott and Professor Bertil van Boer of Western Washington University in a deep dive into the origins of the horn in art music performance, specifically in the context of the music of...

Bach Motets CD Release

Bach Motets CD Release

We are delighted to announce the release of our latest CD recording BACH MOTETS. BUY NOW This recording on Prospero Classical features the complete motets by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), set in the context of music from the previous generation of his family...

Our Matthew Passion approach

Our Matthew Passion approach

In this latest episode of our SKaffeehaus Podcast, artistic director Jonathan Sells speaks to Professor Bettina Varwig, stage director John La Bouchardière and keyboard player Chad Kelly about Bach's St Matthew Passion.  What is it, and how will Solomon’s Knot’s...

Tour Diaries: April Passions

Tour Diaries: April Passions

The first three performances of St Matthew Passion in April 2023 are complete and we take a brief pause, before returning in June to perform in Leipzig, Stour & London. Performing this totemic masterpiece for Easter Week in significant locations has been a...

★★★★ – A divine mystery at Snape Maltings

★★★★ – A divine mystery at Snape Maltings

Our performance of St Matthew Passion at Snape Maltings on Easter Sunday has been critically acclaimed. An act of teaching and persuasion: St Matthew Passion at Britten Pears . As the tremendous opening chorus began we saw the 26 players of the “period instrument”...

Help for non-believers

Help for non-believers

How shall we sing the Lord's song? SK alto Kate Symonds-Joy (codename KSJ) interviews director Tom Guthrie, SK sopranos Zoë Brookshaw and Clare Lloyd-Griffiths, and the Preacher of Lincoln's Inn chapel, the Rev Sheila Wilson, on a search for answers to her burning...

Not staging St Matthew Passion

Not staging St Matthew Passion

"The Passion of Christ should not be acted out in words and pretence, but in real life.” Martin Luther Widely regarded as one of Western culture’s greatest achievements, Bach’s St Matthew Passion can nonetheless seem difficult to grasp. This is partly a...

Who is the Matthew Passion for?

Who is the Matthew Passion for?

Solomon's Knot Artistic Director Jonathan Sells gives his personal take on why JS Bach's St Matthew Passion continues to attract audiences every year, for whom it is 'for', and how we should best approach listening to or experiencing it. Far removed from the era and...

Wigmore Hall’s Baroque Ensemble in Residence

Wigmore Hall’s Baroque Ensemble in Residence

John Gilhooly announced today the start of a long-term relationship between Wigmore Hall and Solomon’s Knot, as the group is appointed the Baroque Ensemble in Residence.  Solomon’s Knot is “one of the UK’s most innovative and imaginative ensembles” (The Observer): a...

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