Devon Baroque Orchestra

celebrating 20 years of Baroque performance

2022: Devon Baroque is back!

Devon Baroque is the only fully professional orchestra in the South West specialising in Baroque and early Classical music played on period instruments and in appropriate style. Its directors are Persephone Gibbs and Andrew Wilson-Dickson. Click Here

Devon Baroque and the new century happened at almost the same moment: : its first concert, under the direction of its founder, Margaret Faultless, being held on 7th January 2000 in the Foxhole Theatre, Dartington. An uncountable number of concerts later we celebrated the band’s twentieth anniversary at a concert at Dartington Hall on 16th February 2020, repeating many of the works in the first programme.

First concert of 2022:

Sunday 20th February, Dartington Hall, 3pm.


Devon Baroque’s strings will be performing a concert of music by Purcell, Corelli, Bach, Muffat, Vivaldi and Handel. This concert will be without an interval for your safety.
Go to Concerts page for full programme details.
Booking: details to follow.

2022 dates for your diaries:

Saturday 4th June, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church Totnes.
Saturday 25th June, Exeter Festival Chorus in Handel’s ‘Israel in Egypt’
Provisional dates – details to follow:
11th September
20th November

Listen to Devon Baroque

Recordings by Chris Holmquist

Valentini: Concerto Grosso op. 7 no. 11 in A minor, 1st movement (excerpt)

Bach: Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041, 3rd movement (excerpt) - solo violin: Persephone Gibbs

Vivaldi: Concerto for 4 violins in E minor RV 550, 3rd movement (excerpt)