Previous Concerts, 2016-2017 Season

   Culminating Concert: Paving the Way to Bach

The American Baroque Festival Chorus
Players from the American Baroque Orchestra
Mark Bailey, artistic director
Kevin Sherwin, associate artistic director 

Sunday, August 6th at 7pm: Pratt Hall, 311 Temple Street, New Haven, Connecticut

Tickets: $15 online/$20 at door, $5 for students

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Experience the spellbinding works of Telemann, Buxtehude, Pachelbel, Graupner, and Kuhnau—as well as J.S. Bach's transcendent “Ich lasse dich nicht” and “Jesu Christ Mein Lebens Licht." Hear Bach’s genius and his influences like you've never heard before!


Voyage to the Colonies
The American Baroque Orchestra in partnership with the Chatham Historical Society
Sunday, June 18th at 4pm
First United Methodist Church, 569 Main Street, Chatham, Massachusetts
ABO makes its Chatham debut!

Hebrew Song and Splendor: Sephardic Music of 18th Century Amsterdam
The American Baroque Orchestra at Congregation Beth Israel
Sunday, April 2nd at 4pm
Congregation Beth Israel: 701 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, Connecticut

​​Musical Memory: Sounds of the Slavic Courts
featuring the American Baroque Singers
Sunday, March 5th at 4pm
St. John’s Episcopal Church: 679 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, Connecticut

 ABO on the West Coast!
Choral Gems of Baroque Italy
ABO Choral Festival in the San Francisco Bay Area
Led by artistic director Mark Bailey and associate artistic director Kevin Sherwin
Friday, January 13th – Sunday, January 15th
Culminating Concert of Vivaldi’s Gloria and works by Salamone de Rossi:
Sunday, January 15th at 7:30pm
Peace Lutheran Church: 3201 Camino Tassajara, Danville, California

The American Baroque Orchestra and Singers present
Handel’s Messiah!
in its earliest version, as conceived by artistic director Mark Bailey
Sunday, December 4th at 5pm – Church of the Assumption, 61 North Cliff Street, Ansonia, Connecticut
Saturday, November 19th at 7:30pm – Hope Christian Church, North Haven, Connecticut, 211 Montowese Avenue 
Free and open to the public, no tickets required, free will offering will be received

The colonists return for another incredible voyage! The American Baroque Orchestra re-enlivens music of the Pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving, the psalms and prayers that united the earliest New England communities, the distinctive art music of the Ephrata Cloister and the Moravians, and the music that was in the ears of George Washington when he became President. The program also features European music by renowned composers such as Felix Mendelssohn, representing the continual flow of new influence and interchange of ideas that permeated the American spirit. Featuring violinist Edson Scheid in the Mendelssohn Concerto for Violin and Strings in D minor.

In Hebrew Song and Splendor, The American Baroque Orchestra, uncovers the lost gems of the Jewish community in 18th century Amsterdam. The program includes a variety of musical settings, including works of Abraham Caceres, M. Mani, and Cristiano Lidarti, as well as sacred melodies as originally sung by the great cantors of the period. The listener experiences the intersection of ancient Hebrew chant and the vibrant, pulsating sounds of the high Baroque. Such music uplifts the soul and heightens the mind into new sacred soundscapes! 

Featuring soloists Kathryn Aaron, Judith Malafronte, and special guest Cantor Lauren Phillips