About the Orchestra (NLSO)

New London Soloists Orchestra (NLSO) is based in London and performs about 20 concerts a year. Formed in 1992 by its Musical Director, Ivor Setterfield, the orchestra comprises some of London’s most talented, young musicians. In addition to numerous acclaimed solo orchestral performances, the orchestra regularly appears with the New London Singers and the Codina Singers. The orchestra is now embarking on its ninth season of highly successful solo concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields and last year made its debut at the Barbican Centre and Cadogan Hall.

NLSO has a diverse repertoire ranging from Bach to Blake, Purcell to Parry , Handel to Howells and Vivaldi to Vaughan Williams.

As well as being the founder and Musical Director of the New London Soloists Orchestra, Ivor Setterfield is also Musical Director of London’s largest choir, Barts Choir. Ivor has worked with a number of leading orchestras and soloists conducting both choral and orchestral works and regularly performs at major London venues including the Royal Albert Hall and the South Bank. Recent performances include Mahler Symphony no.2 at the Royal Albert Hall and Beethoven Symphony No 5 at the Barbican Centre.

For over 10 years, Ivor has been Musical Director of the New London Singers (NLS), a chamber choir of about 40 singers, who perform frequently with the NLSO. They perform a wide repertoire ranging from a cappella works of all periods through to the major choral works. Ivor has made 4 recordings of choral music with NLS – the Rachmaninov Vespers, a collection of English Music for Christmas, Frank Martin Mass for double choir and most recently Fauré & Duruflé Requiems.

Ivor is currently appearing in the Channel Five TV Documentary series “The Singing Estate”.