Kingston Baroque Consort to Present ‘Baroque Celebration! Bach and Friends’

Published on: 2023/02/20 - in Entertainment

The Kingston Baroque Consort (KBC) is set to present an exciting program of music from some of the greatest composers of the Baroque era on Friday, March 10, at St James Church (10 Union St, Kingston) at 5:15pm. The concert, titled “Baroque Celebration! Bach and Friends,” will feature the KBC’s second-season finale, including Johann Sebastian Bach’s famous Orchestral Suite in D.

Founded by Katie Legere, Jeff Hamacher, Julia McFarlane, and Michael Capon, the KBC is Kingston’s newest orchestra, dedicated entirely to the historically informed practice of music from the Baroque era. The ensemble is composed of professional musicians drawn from the Kingston Symphony Orchestra and the wider community.

In their final concert for the season, the KBC will perform Orchestral Suite in D by J.S. Bach, Concerto Alla Rustica by Antonio Vivaldi, and Trio Sonata in C by Johann Quantz. The entire ensemble will come together for this performance, and the audience can expect an unforgettable evening of music.

The performers include Gisele Dalbec-Szczesniak, Andrew Dicker, Lisa Draper, Venetia Gauthier, Danielle Lennon, and Julia McFarlane on violins, Eileen Beaudette on viola, Jeff Hamacher on cello/gamba, William Egnatoff on flute, Jason Hawke (and gamba) and Heather Schreiner on recorders, Katie Legere on bassoon and recorder, and Michael Capon on harpsichord.

Tickets are priced at $25 for adults, $10 for students, and free for those under 17. Tickets can be purchased by emailing, calling 613-217-5099, in person at Novel Idea (156 Princess St), or at the door with cash, cheque, or Interac e-transfer.

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This concert is a must-see event for anyone who loves classical music or who wants to experience the beauty of Baroque-era compositions. The KBC’s dedication to historically informed practices ensures that the audience will experience these timeless pieces as the composers intended.