The orchestra comprises some of the best period instrument specialists in the UK. They are considered to be some of the best in their field. Their performances and recordings have been described as ‘revelatory, luscious, outstanding and illuminating’.
‘Through dedication and scholarly work, the Band have gained an enviable niche for themselves within the early music movement, as being ‘one of the UK’s finest period instrument orchestras’.
Their distinguished players are committed to education work and passing on their enthusiasm and knowledge to the next generation of music lovers- they teach in the top music conservatoires in the UK - the Royal College of Music, Royal Academy of Music, Royal Northern College of Music, Guildhall and Trinity Laban.
"Strings are gleaming and engaged, their woodwind sublime, their brass bright and flexible, their percussion alert…."