Media and PR Opportunities

Sir John Eliot Gardiner and The Monteverdi ensembles benefit from wide media coverage in publications, on radio and TV in the UK and abroad.

In a typical year approximately 100,000 people will attend our performances.

In 2011 in the UK alone, we featured in over 115 editorials and reviews, reaching:

Music magazine readers 232,000
National press readers 5,401,000
Radio listeners 14,000,000

Magazines include:

  • BBC Music Magazine
  • Gramophone
  • International Record Review
  • Time Out
  • Classic FM
  • Opera Magazine

Additional Online Sites include:

  • Classical Source
  • The Artdesk
  • Euronews
  • Opera Now

Newspapers include:

  • The Times
  • The Daily Telegraph
  • The Evening Standard
  • The Guardian
  • The Sunday Times
  • The Observer
  • Financial Times
  • The Northern Echo

International publications include:

  • Diapason (France)
  • Le Monde (France)
  • Le Figaro (France)
  • Die Zeit (Germany)
  • The Irish Times
  • Euronews
  • Opera Now
  • The New York Times
  • The New Yorker
  • Philadelphia Enquirer

Radio & TV Broadcast Worldwide

Our recordings are regularly aired on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM (reaching over 14 million listeners on each broadcast)

Live broadcasts can be heard on BBC Radio 3 (In 2011 notably BBC Proms performance of Weber’s Der Freischütz)

Our production of Carmen was screened live in cinemas across France and Switzerland and broadcast live via the radio station France 2 Channel, by production company Fra Prod. 

Our performances can be heard on Radio France as well as France 2 Channel.
Deutschlandfunk (DLF) and NDR Kultur regularly broadcast our performances in Germany.
In 2011 Monteverdi was privileged to be broadcast live from Carnegie Hall across 42 American States by WQXR in association with American Public Media.

Some of our recent reviews:

50 Greatest Recordings of All Time
Vespers of 1610
Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists / John Eliot Gardiner (1989)
Archiv 429-5652
“John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir have had a long and special relationship with the Vespers of 1610 going all the way back to their groundbreaking recording of the mid-1970s. When they recorded the work again in 1989 they travelled to St Mark’s, Venice – Monteverdi’s spiritual home – where the glorious acoustics and intricate architecture provided a sumptuous stage for the performers. Their approach is high-octane – dramatic, sensual and highly inflected – and in their balance between theatrical excitement and glittering grandeur they capture the very essence of Venetian flamboyance. One of the most thrillingly atmospheric recordings of Baroque choral music ever made.”
BBC Music Magazine
January 2012

"This performance represented a rare meld between conductor and orchestra, creating the ‘sprung’ quality of a period band without sacrificing any of the big Beethoven effects."
Michael Church, The Independent
Beethoven -7th Symphony
Barbican, 15 December 2011

"The Monteverdi Choir...would have amazed Beethoven himself."
Will Heaven, The Telegraph
Beethoven – 9th Symphony
Barbican, 15 December 2011

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