Baroque & Beyond – North Carolina produces period-music concerts under the nonprofit umbrella of  Preservation Chapel Hill. The series was launched in 2008 by Artistic Director Beverly Biggs at the invitation of the Preservation Society, which has a rich history of sponsoring musical performances.

Since 2008, Baroque & Beyond has earned the affection of its audience and the respect of its peers. The Chapel Hill series consists of three concerts per season, focusing on music of the baroque, classic, and early romantic eras. Period instruments and historical performances practices are a hallmark of the concerts, along with interesting and innovative programming. Having outgrown the original performance space at the Preservation Society’s headquarters (the Horace Williams House) and subsequently in some of Chapel Hill’s largest homes, performances are now held at Chapel of the Cross, 304 E. Franklin Street in Chapel Hill.

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2013 – 2014 SEASON

Vanish ev’ry torment     October 13, 2013      3:00 PM

Baritone James Weaver & soprano Florence Peacock take the spotlight in J.S. Bach’s Cantata 32, Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen – a beautiful cantata portraying the Soul and Jesus, accompanied by oboe, strings and continuo. Weaver enjoys an international career, performing and recording with American Bach Soloists and other groups world-wide. With Andrew Bonner, baroque violin; Joey O’Donnell, baroque viola, Robbie Link, bass viol, and William Thauer, baroque oboe. Instrumental works include trio sonatas by Telemann and Graun.

Zephyr  Gentle Winds    January 26, 2014      3:00 PM

An exuberant, talented ensemble of the region’s top baroque wind players join forces to recreate the magic of concertos and chamber works by Telemann, Zelenka, Vivaldi and Boismortier. Everyone is featured, with astonishing results. You will hear Frances Blaker and Jennifer Streeter, playing various recorders; William Thauer,  Alicia Chapman and Aaron Reichelt (New York), baroque oboe; Rebecca Troxler, Tom Moore (Miami), Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham and John O’Brien, traverso; and Sally Merriman (Boston), baroque bassoon. The continuo group includes baroque cellist Barbara Blaker Krumdieck and harpsichordist Beverly Biggs. The program concludes with Vivaldi’s show-stopping Follia, variations on one of the most famous themes of the baroque era.

*HIP Festival concert

Waking the Spirit:  Andrew Willis & friends    March 2, 2014   3 pm

Andrew Willis will play on two fortepianos, after Stein (1784) and Dulcken (1815).  Joining him will be Rebecca Troxler, baroque flute, and Stephanie Vial, cello, in trios by CPE Bach and Haydn; and Sally Renée Todd, fortepiano, in the Grande Sonate for four hands by virtuoso composer Ignaz Moscheles. Each instrument is uniquely well suited to awaken the spirit of the compositions on the program.

TICKETS

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Our current season brochure is posted under the Brochure tab.  Series subscriptions $50 (three concerts). Single tickets $20. Order by phone from Preservation Chapel Hill (919-942-7818) or in advance by mail (610 E. Rosemary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514).

Baroque & Beyond is presented by Preservation Chapel Hill.

610 East Rosemary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514