London Baroque, known as one of the foremost baroque ensembles in the world, was formed by Charles Medlam in 1978. He also serves as conductor when the ensemble is augmented to form a full orchestra. London Baroque gives about fifty concertos a year and tours all over the world appearing with famous soloists, such as Emma Kirkby. The repertoire of the ensemble ranges from music of the sixteenth century up to that of the period of Mozart and Haydn, and includes music by composers who are now little-known, as well as by the most famous names of the Baroque. The ensemble has made a number of recordings with music by, among others, Corelli, Lawes, Purcell and C.P.E. Bach.