This unique venue is very highly rated in the classical music world and has many fans. One BBC presenter described it as: "It feels as though the artists have come to play to you and you alone. It has a warm welcoming atmosphere and the ambiance of a truly great concert hall but it's much prettier than them all". Visiting classical music fans will be equally enamored with it, no doubt. The resident orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, perform regularly and there are recitals from major composers, plus pieces by contemporary and little-known composers. There are also regular jazz performances, world music, choirs, opera, lunchtime concerts and the occasional lecture. Look out for rare and very special performances by some of the pop/rock world's big names-Bjork and Elvis Costello have both performed here, to name just two. A small gallery of contemporary art and a licensed cafe, reside in the wonderfully atmospheric and beautifully-restored crypt at the basement of the building-a great place for a civilized snack or glass of wine.