2019-2020 Concert Series

Love in Many Guises

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2019 Summer Institute

Join us for "Italian Delights!".
Baroque recorder master classes
July 8, 15, 22 and 29th.

Our Next Concerts

Columbia Baroque 2019-2020 Season

Love in Many Guises

Lo, How a Rose

400th Anniversary of the birth of Barbara Strozzi

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

7:00 p.m. Concert Conversations with Sarah F. Williams

7:30 p.m. Performance

USC School of Music Recital Hall, 813 Assembly Street, Columbia (MAP)

Join us as we celebrate Barbara Strozzi, one of the first great women composers, with a program of beautiful Italian and German music that includes a Strozzi sacred song, Vivaldi’s captivating trio for lute, violin and continuo, a Telemann quartet, an imitation of Polish bagpipes for violins by Schmelzer, plus spirited dances and seasonal carols by Praetorius.

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Love in Many Guises


Paige Whitley-Bauguess: Baroque Dancer

400th Anniversary of the birth of Johann Heinrich Schmelzer

Friday, January 24, 2020

7:00 p.m. Concert Conversations with Peter A. Hoyt

7:30 p.m. Performance

USC School of Music Recital Hall, 813 Assembly Street, Columbia (MAP)

Paige Whitley-Bauguess returns to bring us a "window on the past" as she presents a program of enchanting interpretive dances with music by Lully, Schmelzer, and Telemann. To complement Paige's elegant dances, mezzo soprano Brittnee Siemon will be featured in selections from Lully's opera, Armide, and she will perform a glorious Telemann sacred cantata.

Paige will present baroque dance class Saturday morning, January 25 at 10 a.m. at the U of SC. The class is open, free of charge, for all students and the public as participants or observers. Advance registration for participants is required. To register, please email . More details to follow soon.

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Free Baroque Dance Class

January 25 at 10 a.m. at the U of SC
Band Dance Facility, 324 Sumter St. Columbia, SC 29201 (MAP)

Columbia Baroque Artists & Scholars

Welcome To

Columbia Baroque

Columbia Baroque is a professional chamber ensemble in Columbia, SC comprised of leading Baroque music specialists from South Carolina and North Carolina, each with distinguished careers as chamber musicians, soloists and educators. Ensemble members include Jean Hein, Baroque recorder; Mary Hostetler Hoyt, Baroque violin; Erika Cutler, Baroque violin; Brittnee Siemon, mezzo-soprano; Gail Ann Schroeder, viola da gamba; and Jerry Curry, harpsichord.

Our mission is: Bringing Baroque music to life for the modern audience through education and historically inspired performance