London Early Opera are leading exponents of baroque research and work closely under directions from leading musicologists, historians, editors and researchers such as David Coke, David Vickers, Andrew Jones, Richard Vendome and LEO’s Head of Research, historian Christine Keiffer.

Advanced Masterclasses and Weekend Courses

LEO coach singers and musicians on advanced level repertoire looking at various different themes and musical issues at venues such as the Handel House Museum.

Lecture Recitals and Research

Bridget Cunningham and various members of LEO give specialist lecture recitals at the Royal Academy of Arts and the National Gallery on music and art including Handel and Watteau and she recently performed for the Da Vinci exhibition at the National Gallery.

Past Educational Events Music Festival ‘Jackfest’ 

July 2011
One of LEO’s theorbo player Cesar Queruz played for young pupils with special needs at the Jack Tizard school. 
Deputy Head Sarah said “It was a really positive, enjoyable experience for  the children and for the staff.”
Teaching assistant Suzanne said “Some of the children would not be able to travel to concerts and live music is such a stimulus for our kids.”
One of the pupils Jamie, summed up what he thought of the LEO musician “more!”

Baroque Music Creative Day

February 2012
A successful whole day Baroque workshop was presented at Streatham & Clapham High Junior School on Wednesday 15th February 2012 by Bridget Cunningham together with Trustee, historian and researcher of LEO, Christine Keiffer.

Royal Academy of Arts, London Watteau and Handel: 18th Century Music in London and Paris

May 2011
Lecture Recital given by Bridget Cunningham on musical highlights from the Baroque Era – the time of Watteau and Handel -capturing the spirit of the stunning music performed in both fashionable cities. The soiree took place in Burlington House, where Handel himself performed when he lived there.

LEO – Music, the ultimate learning opportunity

Researchers think the complexity of classical music primes the brain to solve spatial problems more quickly. Classical music more than other genres has a complex musical structure and babies as young as 3 months can pick out that structure and recognise classical music selections they have heard before. LEO musicians can introduce pupils and early music enthusiasts to instruments, styles  and this wonderful  cultural heritage.
Listening to live music can be used as a motivator, to enhance creativity and build on a schools sense of community. The music can be stimulating or soothing and used in variety of forms or just simply to enhance mood and prepare young people to learn. It can be based on the National Curriculum or just for enrichment.
LEO music can help students build a lifelong love of music and bring authenticity and originality to the forefront.


Please contact LEO for future workshops, lectures, masterclasses and educational schemes.