Columbia Baroque
Columbia Baroque

Columbia Baroque is a professional chamber ensemble comprised of South Carolina’s leading Baroque music specialists, each with distinguished careers as chamber musicians, teachers and soloists. Its mission is to enhance the listener’s appreciation and understanding of Baroque music by developing a connection with the mind and ear of the composer through performance on instruments of the period using historically informed performance practice, tuning and temperament.

The ensemble brings to life historically inspired and spirited performances with varying combinations of voice, recorder, violin, viola da gamba and harpsichord. During the past concert season, CBS performed for over 2,300 people in South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina.

Summer Institute

Join us in July for a series of master classes in baroque recorder and harpsichord.

2014-2015 Concerts

Summer InstituteOur 2014-2015 concert dates are now available to view on our concerts page.

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Our Next Concert
Portraits of LovePortraits of Love
February 13, 2015 at 7:30pm
USC School of Music Recital Hall,
813 Assembly Street, Columbia

Love and music have been inter-twined throughout history. Our concert paints several of love’s faces: charm, flirtatiousness, grace, sweetness, moving from romantic ill-starred lovers to one of love lost. A perfect concert to attend with your favorite Valentine!

Columbia Baroque
Publicity Statement

A year-round professional chamber ensemble, Columbia Baroque is comprised of South Carolina’s leading Baroque music specialists, each with distinguished careers as chamber musicians, teachers and soloists. Musical talent and artistic creativity is a core value of the organization. Its mission is to enhance the listener’s appreciation and understanding of Baroque music by developing a connection with the mind and ear of the composer through performance on instruments of the period using historically informed performance practice, tuning (A=415) and temperament (Vallotti).