Kingston Baroque Consort to Present ‘Baroque Passions: Heartbreak and Tenderness’

Published on: 2023/10/25 - in Entertainment

On Friday, November 10, at 5:15 p.m., Kingston’s newest orchestra, Kingston Baroque Consort (KBC), will present a concert titled “Baroque Passions: Heartbreak and Tenderness” at St. James Church located at 10 Union St, Kingston. The evening will feature works by composers such as Telemann, Steffani, Locatelli, and Hasse.

The KBC specializes in the Historically Informed practice of Baroque-era music and was founded by Katie Legere, Jeff Hamacher, Julia McFarlane, and Michael Capon. The collective is composed of professional musicians drawn from the Kingston Symphony Orchestra and the wider Kingston community.

For this event, the ensemble will include violins played by Gisele Dalbec-Szczesniak, Andrew Dicker, Lisa Draper, Venetia Gauthier, Danielle Lennon, and Julia McFarlane. The viola will be performed by Eileen Beaudette, while Jeff Hamacher will be on cello and gamba. Other musicians include William Egnatoff on flute, Heather Schreiner on recorders, Katie Legere on bassoon and recorder, and Michael Capon on the harpsichord.

Tickets for the concert are priced at $25 for adults and $10 for students. Admission is free for those under the age of 17. Tickets can be purchased by emailing, calling 613-217-5099, or in person at Novel Idea located at 156 Princess St. They will also be available at the door and can be purchased using cash, cheque, or interac e-transfer.

For more information about the event and the Kingston Baroque Consort, visit their website or Facebook page.

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