Devon Baroque Orchestra

celebrating 20 years of Baroque performance

Devon Baroque

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

Owing to the Covid-19 virus the concert scheduled for 12th September 2020 has been postponed until September 2021. Please check this website for details of 2021 concerts when the situation has eased. If you have bought tickets for 12th September and have not heard from the organisers, please contact Wellhayes Vineyard on 01398 361612.

A decision on whether the scheduled concert on 22nd November (St Cecilia’s Day) at Dartington will go ahead is yet to be made. Please do not buy tickets for this concert just yet. If the concert is to take place, it will be put on the front page of our website, with booking details.

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.

Listen to Devon Baroque

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)