Invention, Ornament, and Excess: a celebration of Baroque music and poetry

Our second concert treats you to the music and poetry of the baroque era featuring Julia McFarlane on violin and Katie Legere on bassoon joined by Jeff Hamacher, gamba and Michael Capon, harpsichord with poetry readings by Phil Rogers.

The program will feature music by Baroque composers Johann Ernst Galliard (Germany), Jean Marie Leclair (France), Dario Castello (Italy), Luigi Merci (England), and poetry by John Milton, Jean LaFontaine, Anne Finch, and Aphra Behn.

The KBC is Kingston’s newest orchestra devoted wholly to Historically Informed practice of music from the Baroque era. Founded by Katie Legere, Jeff Hamacher, Julia McFarlane, and Michael Capon, the KBC is a collective of professional musicians drawn from the Kingston Symphony Orchestra and the wider community.

This is the second in a series of four Baroque instrumental concerts. A live audience will be accommodated according to provincial guidelines. Future concerts will be on 28 January (Winds), and 1 April (Full Consort).

Concert time is 5:15pm, Friday November 26, 2021, Location: St. James’ Anglican Church, 10 Union Street.
Admission is $20, Tickets available from consort members or by emailing/calling (613) 217-5099

Kingston Baroque Consort

Welcome to the inaugural season of Kingston’s new orchestra devoted wholly to Historically Informed practice of music from the Baroque era! We will be performing 4 in-person concerts in the 2021-2022 season as health regulations allow at our lovely ‘home’, St. James’ Anglican Church, 10 Union Street.

Our first concert “A Journey in Time, String Music of the Italian Baroque”  will be Friday, October 15 at 5:15pm. Missing travel? This concert takes you on a musical voyage through Italy starting in the year 1615 with “La Pelegrina” by Tarquinio Merula and finishing up in the early 1700’s with Giuseppe Brivio’s Sinfonia in G major.

Admission is $20 or a subscription to all 4 concerts for $60 – Please reserve your ticket by emailing Katie Legere at or calling 613-217-5099

Dates for our next 3 concerts are: Friday November 26, Friday, March 11 (2022) and Friday, April 1st, (2022)

Our Consort is made up of a collective of Kingston musicians:

Violins: Gisele Dalbec-Szczesniak, Andrew Dicker, Lisa Draper, Venetia Gauthier, Danielle Lennon, and Julia McFarlane
Viola: Eileen Beaudette
Cello/Gamba: Jeff Hamacher, Jason Hawke
Flute: William Egnatoff
Recorders: Jason Hawke, Heather Schreiner, Katie Legere
Bassoon: Katie Legere
Harpsichord: Michael Capon

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