Upcoming Events

CHOC mounts productions of Baroque operas that celebrate the fusion of music and the stage, with performances that trust the composer and are not just ‘historically informed’, but ‘historically inspired’. The vibrant synergy in CHOC’s performances between music and stage respects the integrity of the work and conveys its coherence and passion.

The Judgment of Paris (1701)

by John Weldon (1676–1736)to a libretto by William Congreve (1670–1729)

After the hugely successful live performance in October 2023 at Trinity College, Cambridge, CHOC and the Academy of Ancient Music are delighted to announce that they are currently working on a brand new recording of Weldon’s Judgment of Paris. The project will result in a published CD with a richly informative booklet.

Recordings already exist of Eccles’ and Purcell’s settings (Finger’s, placed last, is lost), so our CD of Weldon’s Judgment will enable everyone to make a judgment for themselves in their own homes.

CD recording
Presented in collaboration with the
Academy of Ancient Music

Coming 2024

Our concert features the soprano Anna Cavaliero with CHOC’s Artistic Director, Julian Perkins, harpsichord. The programme includes Handel’s cantata Allor ch’io dissi addio and a recently discovered version of Crudel tiranno amor, and some of Handel’s rarely heard fugues on the harpsichord.

Tickets can be purchased here (under 27s FREE). Donations to CHOC are welcome and can be made here

We have now concluded our acclaimed performances of Handel’s Tamerlano. Please continue to check back here for all announcements of future events and performances. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Find out more about Tamerlano and other previous performances

Previous Events

CHOC presents three online, interactive discussions focussed on key aspects of preparing a performance

Handel's Green Room