The 18th Century Orchestra offers audiences much more than a standard musical concert - enabling them to experience a new perspective on old music. The Orchestra presents performances of baroque and early classical period music using authentic instruments, candlelight and 18th century dress. This complete re-enactment of the 18th century concert experience combines music and atmosphere to give the audiences a visual, as well as an aural perspective of the music and society of the period.
Although the initial inspiration for the business was Garry Clarke, each of the 12 musicians play an integral role, using playing techniques appropriate to the day. Despite having only given their first concert performance in 2001, the Orchestra shot to national fame when they appeared in Channel 4's Georgian Underworld series. 2002 to the release of their first CD - 'Suite Delights' - which included the recording of Handel's Messiah for Channel 4's summer seasons.
This year is set to see some exciting new developments for the company, who will be hoping to hit a high note with even more exceptional performances and the release of a new CD.