NLCE at The Maldon Festival 2016

The NLCE is delighted to be performing at The Maldon Festival on Saturday 2 July 2016, with Colin Baldy and Di Botcher as narrators, and Martin Butler on piano.

Programme to include: Butler’s Dirty Beasts – as featured on the NLCE’s NMC Recordings CD – Walton’s Façade, and Poulenc’s Sextet.

Tickets available here


New NMC Recordings CD now available!

The NLCE’s new CD of music by contemporary composer Martin Butler, ‘Dirty Beasts’, is now available to buy. Featuring narration by Simon Callow.

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Watch Martin Butler discuss ‘Dirty Beasts’

Read about the CD launch


“Simon Callow is splendid as the narrator and the New London Chamber Ensemble play with verve and commitment…”

The NLCE’s new NMC Recordings disc of Martin Butler’s music receives a glowing review in Gramophone Magazine.

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“The piece I enjoyed most was Butler’s wind quintet, Down-Hollow Winds… played by members of the New London Chamber Ensemble… I enjoyed it a lot in this well-balanced recording from the NMC label… It’s an eloquent showcase of Butler’s music”

A glowing review for the NLCE’s new NMC Recordings disc on BBC Radio 3’s ‘Record Review’, 7 May 2016.

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“Accompanied by the New London Chamber Ensemble, the lip-smacking Simon Callow is great as the narrator”

“… Just relish the intricacy and colour of Down-Hollow Winds for wind quintet…”

The NLCE’s new NMC Recordings disc receives a four-star review in The Sunday Times.

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“New release from NMC the best so far this year”

‘Shock of the New’ reviews the NLCE’s new NMC Recordings disc.

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