A REVOLUTIONARY STRING ORCHESTRA
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE 2020
"Spunk, originality and class"
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We're delighted to return to the BBC Proms this year for a unique collaboration with British folk singer Laura Marling, broadcast live from the Royal Albert Hall.
Although there will be no live audience, you can join us by listening live on BBC Radio 3 or watching on BBC 4 + iPlayer
12 Ensemble + is a new online series from the 12 Ensemble. Live-streamed from our website and social-media channels, it's a unique opportunity to experience an up-close and intimate view of our work.
The 12 ENSEMBLE return with their second album Death and the Maiden - a powerful and personal journey through an evolving musical landscape that highlights the unique voice and vision of London’s pioneering un-conducted string orchestra.
With their own arrangement of Schubert’s iconic string quartet at its heart, the record features a brand new commission from newly-appointed ROH Composer in Residence Oliver Leith, alongside a poignant work by Tavener and a tribute to the ensemble’s time in Iceland with a heart-felt arrangement of a song by Sigur Rós.
Released in January 2020, the record has had over 2 million streams on Spotify alone, making it one of the most listened to UK classical releases this year.