Salisbury Baroque is Salisbury’s only period-instrument ensemble. It was formed by our founding patron David Morgan to enable local players (and some colleagues from further afield) to share their passion for late 17th and 18th century music through concerts and workshops.
Using copies of instruments of the period and authentic playing style, the group is able to bring to its audience a sense of intimacy and style difficult to achieve with larger forces and modern, heavier instruments.
Programme Schedule for the 2023 – 2024 season
The first concert of Salisbury Baroque’s new season at St Martin’s Church, on Sunday 24th September, is devoted to French music. The century from 1650 to 1750 was a rich period in French music-making, not just at the court and the opera but also in concert halls and domestic settings. We shall provide a cross-section of this music, starting with Lully, who essentially created French opera, in which dance features strongly, and finishing with Rameau, probably the most famous French composer of the 18th century.
Then at the end of January 2024 the orchestra visits Salisbury Chamber Music Club and St Peter’s Church, Shaftesbury with a programme entitled ‘Rich and Strange’ exploring some of the more exotic and unusual music of the baroque period.
March sees a programme, again at St Martin’s, on Sunday 3rd March, in which two of Bach’s Brandenburg concertos will be coupled with works by Vivaldi and Corelli, composers whose music Bach knew well and was influence by.
Finally in July we will return to the Medieval Hall in the Cathedral Close for a programme of some of the best known works from the baroque period.
All in all an exciting and very diverse season.
Sponsors and Friends of Salisbury Baroque
We are seeking sponsors to help support the orchestra. If you are able to support the orchestra in this way, please contact us to discuss sponsorship options. We also run a Friends’ scheme which, for a minimum donation of £25 per year, or £40 for a couple, entitles members to a number of benefits including invitations to additional concerts given by members of the orchestra and your name mentioned in concert programmes. For further details, please contact Lynn Menzies: 01722 717925 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salisbury Baroque's next orchestral concert is a programme led by Julia Bishop, at 4pm on Sunday 3rd March 2023 at St. Martin's Church, Salisbury.
Full details and details of all our concerts are on the Concerts & Tickets page.
Tickets for Salisbury Baroque's concerts are available online. For full details, please see the Concerts & Tickets page.
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