Kingston Baroque Consort 2023-2024

We are excited to announce the third season of Kingston’s own orchestra devoted wholly to historically-informed practice of music from the Baroque era!

Our 2023-2024 Season will feature 4 Friday in-person concerts featuring your Baroque favourites with exciting guest performers and a special ‘extra’ performance with the Dan School Faculty Artist Series on September 24!

We begin with a Baroque Festival of Music, Art and Dance:

October 6, 2023 – 5:15 pm Concert – Enchanted Steps
The Kingston Baroque Consort present dance music by Charpentier, Telemann and Purcell with
Special guest: violinist, Christina Zacharias of Tafelmusik

October 7, 10am – noon Workshop: Baroque Performance practice for instrumentalists with Christina Zacharias

October 14, 1:30-2:30pm Workshop: Baroque dance steps with Edgar Tumak
St. James, Clarence Hale Room

October 14, 3-4pm Lecture: Louis XIV, Versailles, the King of Siam, and Ballet-Opera Diplomacy in the 17th Century with Gauvin Bailey
Stauffer Library, Queen’s University

Then, our season continues with three more concerts

November 10, 2023 Baroque Passions: Heartbreak and Tenderness 
Spellbinding music by Telemann, Steffani, Locatelli and Hasse

February 2, 2024 The Enchanted Garden: – music inspired by Nature
  Welcome spring with Vivaldi, Couperin and more!

April 5, 2024 Celebration! Dazzling Baroque Showpieces
Bach’s Orchestral Suite No.1 and Mouret’s Symphonies de Fanfares

All Concerts at 5:15pm at St. James Anglican Church

Single tickets: Adults $25, Students $10, Under 17 free
Subscription to all 4 concerts (including the entire Baroque Festival):

Adults $80, Students $30, Under 17 free
Tickets available by emailing/calling (613) 217-5099 and in person at Novel Idea, 156 Princess St  

Support from the Kingston Arts Council Gratefully acknowledged

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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
Flute: William Egnatoff
Recorders: Heather Schreiner, Katie Legere
Bassoon: Katie Legere
Harpsichord: Michael Capon