Upcoming production: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme: Comedy from Lully’s 17th Century France

We’re just about 2 weeks away from the Kingston Baroque Consort’s first show of the 2022-2023 season!

Live, in person Oct. 7, 2022, 7:30pm at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts

Single tickets: Adults $25, Students $10, Under 17 free
Tickets available by emailing/calling legerek@queensu.ca (613) 217-5099, in person at Novel Idea, 156 Princess St and at the door.

Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme tells the story of middle class Mr. Jourdain who dreams of becoming a gentleman, with comedic results. This concert production features the full KBC ensemble, with special guests Edgar Tumak and Debra Donaldson (Baroque dancers), and Craig Walker (narration)

Support from the Kingston Arts Council and the Ballytobin Foundation Gratefully acknowledged

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.

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

Harpsichord: Michael Capon & special guests

 https://livemusickingston.ca/kingston-baroque-consort-2022

Kingston Baroque Consort 2022-2023

Welcome to the second season of Kingston’s own orchestra devoted wholly to historically-informed practice of music from the Baroque era! Our 2022-2023 Season will feature 4 Friday in-person concerts featuring your Baroque favourites and some unexpected new delights!

Oct. 7, 2022, 7:30pm Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme: Comedy from Lully’s 17th Century France   Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts

Nov. 18, 2022, 5:15pm Folk in Baroque: Music and Tales from the British Isles
St. James Anglican Church

Jan. 20, 2023, 5:15pm L’arte del arco: Italian Music for Strings featuring the amazing Elinor Frey, one of Canada’s leading Baroque specialists
St. James Anglican Church

March 10, 2023, 5:15pm Baroque Celebration! Bach and Friends featuring Bach’s fabulous Third Orchestral Suite
St. James Anglican Church

Single tickets: Adults $25, Students $10, Under 17 free
Subscription to all 4 concerts: Adults $80, Students $30, Under 17 free

Tickets available by emailing/calling legerek@queensu.ca (613) 217-5099 and in person at Novel Idea, 156 Princess St  

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

Support from the Kingston Arts Council and the Ballytobin Foundation Gratefully acknowledged

Ballytobin and Kingston Arts Council Logos

We have a comprehensive Covid 19 Workplace Safety Plan that can be viewed here

Upcoming Concert: Voces Feminarum: Music By and About Women From West and East, 6th – 18th centuries.

We’re less than 2 weeks away from Voces Feminarum: Music By and About Women From West and East, 6th – 18th centuries.

Live concert, in person: Saturday, June 11, 7:30 p.m.
St. John the Apostle, 88 Patrick St., Kingston
Tickets are $25 online, at Novel Idea Bookstore, or at the door.

A Virtual concert is also available!
Tickets are $15; accessible Monday, June 13 – 20.

https://www.melos-earlymusic.org/20212022-season-1/voces-feminarum-nbspmusic-by-about-and-for-women

Hear the brilliant gifts of historic women composers and performers, and passionate music about women, from Persia, the Arabic world and Europe, 6th – 18th centuries as well as beautiful music from the Baroque including Katie Legere playing the Andante molto from Vivaldi’s Bassoon concerto in A minor.

Together with Melos Choir & Period Instruments, we will shed light on women’s voices, roles, and images in historic music. Includes music by women composers such as Hildegard, Strozzi, Cozzolani; Songs of love and motherhood, with historic readings, West & East.

Melos Choir & Period Instruments https://www.melos-earlymusic.org/

Baroque Celebration!

The last concert of our inaugural season features the full consort of strings and winds together for the first time. The program will include the famous Water Music Suite #3 by Handel, The suite from The Fairy Queen by Purcell, and Balletti Lamentabili by Biber.

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 final in a series of four Baroque instrumental concerts. A live audience will be accommodated according to provincial guidelines.

Concert time is 5:15pm, Friday April 1, at St. James’ Anglican Church, 10 Union Street. Tickets cost $20 each. For tickets and information call 613-217-5099, or email legerek@queensu.ca.

The Play of Light and Shadow: music and art from the German Baroque

Our third concert treats you to the music and art of the German Baroque featuring the Kingston Baroque Consort winds: Heather Schreiner, Jason Hawke, William Egnatoff and Katie Legere joined by Michael Capon, harpsichord.

Special guest Gauvin Bailey, Professor and Bader Chair in Southern Baroque Art at Queen’s University, will project images of German architecture associated with the time period.

The program will feature music by German Baroque composers J.S. Bach, G.F. Handel, G.P. Telemann, J.F. Fasch, J.G. Linike, J.J. Quantz, and others.

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 third in a series of four Baroque instrumental concerts. A live audience will be accommodated according to provincial guidelines. The final concert in the series will be presented on Friday 1 April, featuring the full consort (strings and winds).

Concert time is 5:15pm, Friday March 11, at St. James’ Anglican Church, 10 Union Street. Tickets cost $20 each. For tickets and information call 613-217-5099, or email legerek@queensu.ca.

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 legerek@queensu.ca (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 legerek@queensu.ca 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

We have a comprehensive Covid 19 Workplace Safety Plan that can be viewed here

Live from the backyard presents “Sorrento” Sunday, Aug 29, 5pm

“Sorrento” is Chris Alfano on the Clarinet accompanied by Ian FItze on the Piano Accordion. Playing timeless classics from the early 20th century and throughout the golden age of popular song, they create a sound which is surprisingly full and dynamic, yet at times both danceable and meditative. Hum along to unforgettable melodies like, I’m in the Mood For Love, Edelweiss, Besame Mucho, Somewhere My Love, and many more.

We ask that you bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Masks will currently be needed to enter and leave (although you may remove them when seated) and Provincial health guidelines are still in effect. Admission is $20. Please RSVP to Katie at legerek@queensu.ca ! Looking forward to some live music! We are 1204 Highway 2, Kingston.

Chris and Ian

Sorrento began playing together in the early 1990’s and have performed over nearly thirty years at many functions including: retirement parties, birthday celebrations, weddings and as a background for dinner music at events such as “Bon Appetit Ottawa” and Kingston’s “Festival of the Trees”.

Bassoons in the Backyard!

Friday, August 20, 5:00 pm

What could be more fun than a bassoon concert? Nothing!

Join Katie Legere, Dorothy Cotton, Daniel McConnachie, and Mark Frederick for our third backyard concert of summer 2021. We will be playing a super-fun selection of pieces from Tangos to Teddy Bears!

Admission is ‘pay what you can’ with the proceeds going towards The Kingston Baroque Consort project (more details to follow!)

We ask that you bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Masks will currently be needed to enter and leave (although you may remove them when seated) and Provincial health guidelines are still in effect. 

Please RSVP to Katie at legerek@queensu.ca ! Looking forward to some live music! We are 1204 Highway 2, Kingston.

Time for Two at Love Kingston Marketplace -Wed. Aug 11 12-1pm

It’s Time for Two! We’re excited to share that we’ll be performing at Springer Market Square as part of Love Kingston Marketplace. ❤️


Catch us on Wednesday, August 11th from 12pm-1pm.

Please keep in mind that capacity limits, masking protocols, and physical distancing requirements will be in effect as per Step 3 of the Covid-19 reopening framework. 😷

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