Conductor and hapsichordist Jeannette Sorrell is internationally recognised as one of today’s most compelling interpreters of baroque and classical repertoire, as well as being renowned for her creative programming and innovative concert presentations. With Apollo’s Fire, the critically renowned Cleveland-based baroque orchestra she founded in 1992, she has performed in venues including Carnegie Hall and Wigmore Hall and festivals such as the BBC Proms and Tanglewood. Together they have released 26 recordings, including a 2019 Grammy Awards winner. As a guest conductor, she has performed with orchestras including the Pittsburgh Symphony, the National Symphony, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the Royal Northern Sinfonia, and in the 2021-22 season she will make her New York Philharmonic debut.
In April 2022 Jeannette made her Liverpool Philharmonic debut conducting Bach’s St John Passion in her own dramatised version, with singers performing from memory in English and interacting with each other to bring immediacy and clarity to Bach’s dramatic structure.
Her latest recording with Apollo's Fire, O JERUSALEM! , was released in February 2022 on Avie Records. A live recording from the final date of the orchestra’s acclaimed O Jerusalem! US tour, it features 27 musicians from Jewish, Palestinian, Muslim and Christian backgrounds and explores and celebrates the connections between music works from the Jewish, Christian, Arab, and Armenian/Byzantine traditions, including selections from Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610, Arabic love songs, and singing of Jewish cantors.