Columbia Baroque Concert Series

Edward Burne-Jones - An Angel Playing a Flageolet


Naissance Glorieuse

François Couperin’s 350th Birthday

  • Tuesday, December 18, 2018

  • 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)

Join us as we celebrate François Couperin’s 350th birthday with his gorgeous “Concerts Royaux No. 4,” plus Marais’ masterpiece, “The Bells of St. Genevieve” and Monteclair’s love-story cantata, “Pan et Syrinx.” Additional highlights include a “Hymn of the Angels” plus French suites and carols.


December 18, 2018

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!



Passionate Purcell

Featuring Brittnee Siemon, mezzo-soprano
with Hazel Ketchum, lute and soprano

  • Friday, January 25, 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)

Brittnee Siemon, mezzo-soprano, is our soloist in selections from the rapturous English songs of Purcell, Handel and Campion. Hazel Ketchum joins Brittnee on lute, guitars and with vocal duets. The instrumental music includes a Handel Trio Sonata, two chaconnes, and Purcell’s charming music for the theatre.


January 25, 2019

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!



4 Improvvisato!

Guest Artist: Hazel Ketchum, lute and soprano

  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019

  • 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)

Hazel Ketchum, lute and soprano, returns to Columbia Baroque for this exuberant concert of sonatas, cantatas and concerti by three great Italian composers: Corelli, Scarlatti and Vivaldi. Improvvisato! refers to the Italian style of ornamentation when the performer decorates a melody by improvising flourishes, graces and trills to add flair, variety and virtuosity to the performance.


January 25, 2019

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!