“Sensitive, joyous, highly virtuosic, and with a great choice of sound colours” – Kulturzeitschrift
“Baroque meets Bridgerton” – Göttinger Tagblatt
“Arguably the most functional cabinet in the country” – Anonymous source
Murders, drinking songs, Cinderella stories, virtuosic cantatas, European tours, serene polyphony and candlelit rituals all feature in the evocative and story driven programmes of Apollo’s Cabinet. Winners of the Göttingen Händel Competition and the Maurizio Pratola competition in 2022, the group bring a signature mix of acting, dancing, poetry and silliness to bring historical performance to modern audiences. They have furthermore won the Brian Nisbet Prize for their fusion of Music and Poetry and most recently the F. J. Aumann Prize of the International Biber Competition for innovation and new discoveries in Baroque music.
Recently completing a tour of Scotland generously supported by the Tunnell Trust, the group has performed across the UK and Europe including the London Handel Festival, Felix! Festival Köln, The Georgian Concert Society Edinburgh, :alpenarte Schwarzenberg and the Brighton Early Music Festival.
“Apollo’s Cabinet are adding storylines and scenarios to illuminate already dramatic music, while erasing the interactive gap between stage and audience”. – Bognor Regis Observer
The ensemble is dedicated to educational outreach for children as well as adults, and members have designed and offered workshops and educational concerts in collaboration with the Royal Opera House, Centre for Young Musicians, Brighton Early Music Festival, English National Opera and Wigmore Hall.
This season, Apollo’s Cabinet will be performing their Charles Burney programme at Vienna Konzerthaus, Montafoner Resonanzen and AMUZ Antwerpen, amongst others.
Their latest show was a new interactive musical theatre production about the cold case of Jean-Marie Leclair’s murder, generously supported by Continuo Foundation and Angel Early music and their next CD will showcase the life of soprano and actor Kitty Clive, star of the London theatre stage during the 18th century, which will be released next year.
Apollo’s Cabinet are:
Ella Bodeker – Soprano
Jonatan Bougt – Theorbo, Baroque Guitar
Harry Buckoke – Viola da Gamba
Thomas Pickering – Harpsichord, Recorder, Traverso
Teresa Wrann – Recorder