Past Concerts


LEO have performed to critical accliam at several venues including Southwark cathedral, St James’s Piccadilly,

St Peter’s, Vauxhall and the Handel House Museum.

Other events include: 


Sunday 7th July 2019, 6pm

Coram’s Fields, London

London Early Opera directed by Bridget Cunningham, n this very special family friendly evening event, join us in Coram’s Fields for an outdoor spectacular of music from Vauxhall Gardens

Tickets available from the Foundling Museum:

Thursday 9th May 2019, 7pm

St George’s Church, Hanover Square, London

London Early Opera directed by Bridget Cunningham with orchestra, soprano Miriam Allan and Mezzo soprano Helen Chariston

Tickets available on the door £12 to include interval refreshments organised by Handel’s Friends.

Thursday 11th April 2019

St George’s Church, Hanover Square, London

Narrated by historian Lars Tharp (BBC Broadcaster Antiques Roadshow)

Handel Festival.

London Early Opera directed by Bridget Cunningham with orchestra, singers, images and narrations presented by Lars Tharp to reflect the 300th Anniversary of Handel’s Royal Academy of Music and three of his most celebrated singers Margherita Durastanti, Anastasia Robinson and Anna Maria Strada del Pò.

Saturday 8th September 2018, Soirée d’opéra

Eglise de Saint Rabier, Dordogne, France. 24210.

London Early Opera directed by Bridget Cunningham with international singers

Wednesday 4th April 2018​

St George’s Church, Hanover Square, London

Narrated by historian Lars Tharp (BBC Broadcaster Antiques Roadshow)

London Early Opera directed by Bridget Cunningham.

Claire Bessent – soprano

Eleanor Dennis – soprano

Miriam Allan – soprano

Charles Macdougall – tenor

Greg Tassell – tenor

Benjamin Bevan – baritone

Daniel Moult – organ

29th June 2014 Délices de la Diva, France, 6pm

Church of Saint Rabier, Dordogne,

Tickets on the door: 10 €,

Music by Handel, Purcell, Gershwin… And more.

Fiona Jessica Wilson

London Early Opera

15th June 2014 Music du London Early Opera, 6pm

Church of Coulaures, Dordogne France.

Lisa Rijmer -Soprano

Sophia grech -Mezzo – Soprano

Bridget Cunningham – Harpsichord

5th June 2014 David and Saul, Isreal, 8pm

The Felicja Blumental Music Centre,

No. 26 Bialik Street. Tel Aviv, 63324, tel. 03-6201185,

Katherine Abrahams Cello/ Recorder/ Harp

Bridget Cunningham Harpsichord

Music by Bach, buxtehude and Kuhnau

Friday 23rd May 2014 at 8:00pm

Les Fables de La fontaine

Church of Thenon

Dordogne, France

Alain Delanis – texts 

Catherine Joussellin – singing

Bridget Cunningham – Harpsichord


Sunday 15th December 2013 at 7.30pm

J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

(Parts 1, 2 and 3 to celebrate the Feast of Christmas)

St. Yeghiche Church, Cranley Gardens, London SW7 3BB

London Early Opera

Full Baroque orchestra

Bridget Cunningham – Conductor

22nd December 2013, 4pm

Christmas concert

Eglise de Saint Rabier (24),

Bridget Cunningham director/Harpsichord, Catherine Jousellin choir leader

Thursday 19th April 2012 Handel at Vauxhall: Music from the Pleasure gardens

Grosvenor Chapel, South Audley Street, W1

Recording released 2011 of George Butterworth’s ‘Rhapsody’ from a Shropshire Lad produced by Rose Street records.

Private Subscription Concert to raiseprofile for LEO’s Vauxhall CD recording project
Coco Brandon’s House in Chiswick. January 27th 2012

Lisa Rijmer and Bridget Cunningham

‘Leçons De Ténèbres’  - Francois Couperin

St Peter’s Church, Vauxhall

For the Good Friday Service –

Three latin vocal settings of the Lamentations of Jeremiah the Prophet composed by François Couperin for the liturgies of Holy Week in 1714 – said to symbolise the loneliness of Christ abandoned by the disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane and having been betrayed by Judas.

Each verse is preceded by a melisma on a letter of the Hebrew text.

Handel in the Spring

Handel House Museum March 29th 2012 London Early Opera present a stunning selection of music from the Pleasure Gardens to suit the freshness of Spring.

Handel at Vauxhall

18th October 2011   Baroque Concert for Winchester College, Handel House Museum

20th November 2011   Recital at Underriver House, Sevenoaks

25th November   A Baroque Christmas Concert at Epsom RAC Club

Handel at Vauxhall

To include music by Handel, Worgan and Arne and narrations setting the scene of the musical pleasure gardens at Vauxhall by Dr. Alan Borg    co – author with David E. Coke on the new book  ‘A comprehensive history of Vauxhall Gardens 1661-1859 by David Coke and Dr. Alan Borg’. To be published by Yale University Press on 8th June 2011.

Handel in Italy

This programme focuses on glorious music for choir and orchestra with the overture from Rodrigo, arias from Il Trionfo and Agrippina and excerpts from Dixit Dominus and Laudate Pueri Dominum. Handel’s time in Italy is brought to life with narration by the Churchill Scholar Roger Sydenham.

Concerto Classics

Concertos and Arias by Handel and Vivaldi performed by members of LEO including Paulina Pluta & Eleanor Harrison violins, Belinda Paul oboe and international opera singers.

Royal Music

A feast of baroque highlights to celebrate the two Royal Weddings in 2011 and the Diamond Jubilee in 2012. The programme includes J.S. Bach’s Wedding Cantata alongside Handel’s Water Music, Coronation Anthems and Purcell ‘Come Ye Sons of Art’.

Italian Spirit

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with violin soloist Madeleine Easton and selected operatic arias by Handel and Vivaldi.

 Marian Devotion

A complete performance of the monumental 1610 Vespers by Claudio Monteverdi, one of the most ambitious works of religious music before Bach.



Splendid candlelit performance of the  premiere version Handel directed in Dublin.