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Saturday, November 23, 2013, 7:30pm

Messiah — Sing Along with Baroque Orchestra!

Enter Handel’s world and creative imagination through this special opportunity to sing Messiah alongside actual period baroque instruments. Featuring Kathryn Aaron, soprano, select Trebles from the St. Paul’s Choir, Fairfield, Connecticut, and the American Baroque Orchestra, Mark Bailey, artistic director. We’ll sing-through the major choruses associated with the nativity season, as well as other favorites, including of course the Hallelujah and final chorus, Worthy is the Lamb! The orchestra will also perform the opening Sinfony and pifa, and an occasional aria will be sung as well.

Bring your own score or borrow one of ours. FREE admission! Special prizes! All are welcome! Saturday, November 23, 7:30pm. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 661 Old Post Rd, Fairfield, Connecticut.

Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:30pm

Joan Plana

Joan Plana

ABO’s season opener…
Music across the Nations

Please join us as we remember our co-founder and dear friend Richard Warren through a series of baroque masterworks representing Germany, England, France, Italy, Ukraine/Russia, and the United States.

Featured works:

J.S. Bach’s renowned Violin Concerto in E major, performed by Joan Plana
Vivaldi’s “In Furore Giustissimae Irae,” sung by Kathryn Aaron.

Other great works also included:
Rameau: Suite from Castor et Pollux
A. Wood: A Funeral Elegy on the Death of General George Washington
Two Slavic motets
William Boyce: Symphony in B-flat (and more)

Mark Bailey, artistic director

We also welcome the debut performance of a new Yale student baroque ensemble, Les Fêtes d’Hébé, playing works by Purcell.

Location: Pratt Hall, 311 Temple Street, New Haven

Tickets are $20 at the door along with patron seating at $35 (discount tickets available below) Students are welcome on a pay-as-you can basis.

To purchase discount tickets online:

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Trebles of St. Paul's Choir

Passion according to St. John
J.S. Bach

In this exciting collaboration with the Choir of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Fairfield, Connecticut, ABO will bring you a Palm Sunday weekend performance of Bach’s inspired and timeless masterwork, in our largest project to date. This is a perfect opportunity to hear the St. John Passion performed through the insights and creative powers of baroque musicians.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Fairfield Connecticut
Purchase advance tickets online…

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Kathryn Aaron performing "Rejoice, greatly" in 2011

Messiah Gala Sing-along!
November 17, 2012

Have you ever wanted to sing Handel’s Masterwork, Messiah, with a first rate period instrument ensemble? Now’s your chance. Join us for a glass of wine, enjoy a performance of Handel’s elegant and melodious Concerto Grosso no. 2 in F, and then come-up to sing Messiah with ABO, or have a listen from the audience to what promises to be an exciting and thoroughly enjoyable experience with this masterpiece. Some members of the American Baroque Singers will also be on hand to treat us to some of the wonderful arias in the work. Your participation will also help us raise funds for our most ambitious project yet, taking place on March 23!
Marquand Chapel, Yale Divinity School

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Jaap Schröder rehearsing with ABO, 2011

October 10, 2012

American Baroque Orchestra welcomes Jaap Schröder and the Skálholt Quartet

This wonderful period instrument quartet from Iceland, in a rare United States apprearance, will perform music of Boccherini, Haydn, and Purcell, Then they will join forces with ABO in a performance J.S. Bach’s famous Brandenburg Concerto no. 3. Renowned baroque violinist, Jaap Schröder, who plays in the quartet, will also lead the Bach.
7:30 pm
Marquand Chapel, Yale Divinity School

Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Jacques Lee Wood

Jacques Lee Wood

Marquand Chapel, Yale University
409 Prospect Street, New Haven
Haydn in Russia: A cultural celebration of great music
Mark Bailey, conductor
Jacques Lee Wood, cello

Haydn Cello Concerto in C major
An array of great vocal and instrumental music by Ukrainian and Russian composers, including Bortniansky, Berezovsk, Diletsky, and Titov.

Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Fervent Grace and Glory: Italy’s voice and violin
St. Paul’s Episcopal, Fairfield, CT

Joan Plana

Joan Plana

The American Baroque Orchestra in collaboration with St. Paul’s Episcopal, Fairfield, will performed an array of fascinating and multi-dimensional musical works, especially by Pergolesi, featuring violinist Joan Plana, singers Kathryn Aaron and Judith Malafronte, and the Trebles of St. Paul’s Choir.

The program included:

Pergolesi’s Violin Concerto in B-flat, Joan Plana leader
“La Folia” recreated with new variations by Joan Plana

Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, featuring Kathryn Aaron, Judith Malafronte, and the Trebles of St. Paul’s Choir, conducted by ABO artistic director Mark Bailey

The full choir of St. Paul’s, John Abdenour, music director, also performed Italianate works by Lotti, Ingegneri, and Tallis.

WSHU’s Kate Remington talked with director Mark Bailey about the concert:

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Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Marquand Chapel, Yale University, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven
Mark Bailey, conductor
Kathryn Aaron, soprano
Tuesday Rupp, alto
Derek Greten-Harrison, countertenor
Dann Coakwell, tenor
Benjamin Thorburn, bass
American Baroque Singers
Trebles of The Saint Paul’s Choir, Fairfield, John Abdenour, Music Director

ABO joins forces with the trebles of Saint Paul’s Choir, Fairfield, American Baroque Singers, and volunteer singers from around Connecticut to explore highlights of Handel’s earliest Messiah, as prepared from Handel’s original handwritten manuscript and conducting score.

Friday, October 28, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Marquand Chapel, Yale University, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven
An Evening of 17th-century Music
Jaap Schröder, guest leader
American Baroque Singers, Mark Bailey, Artistic Director

Renowned baroque violinist Jaap Schröder makes his ABO debut, returning to Yale to lead the ensemble in a program exploring masterpieces and lesser-known works from the 17th century. This concert also marks the debut of American Baroque Singers, an elite ensemble of eight vocalists.

Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 8pm

Trinity Baptist Church, New Haven
Viennese Vespers
A collaboration with New Haven Oratorio Choir and Orchestra, Mark Bailey, Artistic Director
Mark Bailey, conductor
Kathryn Aaron, soprano
Mara Hazzard-Wallingford, soprano
Tuesday Rupp, mezzo-soprano
Michael Sansoni, tenor
Benjamin Thorburn, bass

Mozart Vesperae solemnes de confessore (excerpts)
Michael Haydn hymns
Mozart Exultate Jubilate for soprano and orchestra (excerpts)

ABO joins New Haven Oratorio Choir and Orchestra and soloists to recreate the spirit of the Vespers service in Vienna in the time of Mozart.