Apollo's Cabinet

Apollo’s Cabinet are an early music ensemble founded at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2018. Since then they have grown in size and perform with a flexible lineup to offer versatility and variety in programming. Their focus is to create storyline-based programmes, interweaving multiple art forms to rethink historical performance practice in a way fit for a modern audience, often including spoken word, reading, singing, poetry, historical dance, acting and videography. Their programme “Home & Away”, based on poetry by British poet Brian Nisbet has won them the “Brian Nisbet Early Music Prize” and they have been recent “Tunnell Trust” awardees for 2022/2023. 

In May 2022, they were joint winners of the Göttingen Händel competition with their programme “A star is born - the making of Kitty Clive”. They semi-staged a performance leading through the actress and singers’ life, creating a Baroque musical theatre experience, hailed by Göttinger Tagblatt as an “unconventional and convincing” concept where “Baroque meets Bridgerton.” July 2022 saw them win the Concorso Maurizio Pratola in L’Aquila, Italy with their programme “Charles Burney - Baroque travel blogger”.

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