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Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
The group was founded in London by Sir Neville Marriner, and gave its first concert in 1959. Its early performances were at St. Martin's church. It was initially a small, conductorless string group, and played a key role in the revival of Baroque music performance in England. It has since expanded to include winds, but is of flexible size, changing its make-up to suit its repertoire, which ranges from the Baroque to contemporary works.
The group's associated Chorus of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields was formed in 1975. It is regularly heard on European television singing the music which introduces coverage of the UEFA Champions League.
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