Columbia Baroque Concert Series

Purchase Season Tickets Online:

You can purchase season tickets online for all four shows.

2019-2020 Season Tickets

Purchase Season Tickets by Mail:

Send your check for $60 per adult season ticket to:

Columbia Baroque
P O Box 6972
Columbia, SC 29260

Please include your mailing address. Your tickets will be mailed to you or held at the door if your request arrives less than a week ahead of the first concert.

All students attend Columbia Baroque Concert Series performances for free!



Love’s Pain, Love’s Joy

Nicholas R. Jones
Author, Musician, Scholar

  • Friday, September 13, 2019

  • 7:00 p.m. Concert Conversations with Nicholas R. Jones

  • 7:30 p.m. Performance

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

Join us for this wonderful opportunity to hear guest artist Nicholas R. Jones, from Berkeley, CA, share his recent book, A Poetry Precise & Free: Selected Madrigals of Guarini. Hundreds of composers set Guarini poems to music, most famously Claudio Monteverdi’s madrigals. Selections from Handel’s glorious opera based on Guarini’s play, Il Pastor Fido (The Faithful Shepherd), complete the program.


Sept 13, 2019

Individual concert tickets are $20 at the door.


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)

Columbia Baroque celebrates the holidays and Barbara Strozzi, one of the first great women composers, with 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.


Dec 17, 2019

Individual concert tickets are $20 at the door.


La Belle Danse

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)

Baroque dancer, Paige Whitley- Bauguess, returns to bring us a “window on the past,” as she presents a program of enchanting dances by Lully, Schmelzer, and Telemann with elegance, charm, and nobility. To complement the dances, Brittnee Siemon will be featured as soloist in scenes from Lully’s Armide and a beautiful Telemann sacred cantata.


Jan 24, 2020

Individual concert tickets are $20 at the door.


Charmante Nuit

  • Tuesday, May 12, 2020

  • 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 for a program filled with the delights of French Baroque music featuring gorgeous dances by Marais, Couperin, and Rebel. The vocal music illuminates the genius of Julie Pinel in her songs for springtime with gamba and recorder obbligatos, plus rapturous love songs for voice and lute by Lully and Lambert on this “charming night.”


Dec 17, 2019

Individual concert tickets are $20 at the door.


Please include your mailing address. Your tickets will be mailed to you or held at the door if your request arrives less than a week ahead of the first concert.

All students attend Columbia Baroque Concert Series performances for free!