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One distinctive feature of the choir is that it prefers the challenge and flexibility of working with a wide range of conductors. For that reason, the permanent element of the choir is the singers, rather than the conductor.
The choir’s repertoire is extremely varied ranging from Schubert songs, film music, the baroque and classical choral repertoire, to Brazilian folk songs and opera. Its opera performances include the first UK performances of Rossini’s Ermione with the OAE under Sir Mark Elder at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London and the first UK performance of Mozart’s forgotten opera Der Stein der Weisen at London’s Hampstead Festival.
The choir made its Proms debut with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Frans Brüggen and was invited back to perform the first ever Proms performance of Handel’s Jephtha with Sir Charles Mackerras and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. In 1994 the choir made its Edinburgh International Festival debut to critical acclaim with two concerts, an a capella programme of Spanish renaissance music with Harry Bicket and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment under Sir Charles Mackerras (from which this recording was made).
Recordings have included Schubert songs for Hyperion, Jane Eaglen singing Bellini under Sir Mark Elder with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and an a capella disc for Classic FM called Sacred Voices which includes Tallis’s 40-part motet Spem in Alium.
In 2004 The New Company performed Mozart’s Requiem with the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra in Monte Carlo. The choir performs regularly at festivals in the UK and abroad and was a regular guest at Anthony Rolfe Johnson’s Gregynog Festival in Wales—the last programme for which was Bach’s St John Passion with Lorna Anderson, Catherine Wynn Rogers, John Mark Ainsley and Stephen Roberts under the baton of Shane Fletcher.
The New Company continued its long association with Harry Bicket in a performance of Haydn’s Der Jahreszeiten in Snape in 2008 and a return to the 2009 BBC Proms for Handel’s Samson with The English Concert.
|Beethoven: Symphony No 9|
Beethoven’s euphoric Symphony No 9, recorded live at the 1994 Edinburgh International Festival, is performed by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment under Sir Charles Mackerras.» More
|Schubert: The Complete Songs|
'This would have been a massive project for even the biggest international label, but from a small independent … it is a miracle. An ideal Christ ...
'Please give me the complete Hyperion Schubert songs set – all 40 discs –and, in the next life, I promise I'll "re-gift" it to Schubert himself … ...» More
|Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 13 – Marie McLaughlin|
'Word painting and nuances are stunning and the singing mischievously delicious. The personality of the singer simply leaps from the disc' (CDReview)
'Yet another splendid instalment … She sings these varied poems with rapt intensity, beauty of tone and deep insight into the predicament of Scot ...» More