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

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.

Our first concert since the lockdowns is to held on

Saturday 11th September 2021 at Wellhayes Vineyard, nr. Tiverton at 7.30pm

Leading players from Devon Baroque present a concert of chamber music demonstrating the  remarkable variety of music possible from four players. From Telemann’s micro-musical portraits of Lilliput to C P E Bach’s clash of personalities and animal noises from Biber, this concert is full of surprises. Accompanied by visual commentary. 

Tickets are limited, so book without delay from: Click Here

Full details of the programme can be found on the Concerts page  

Concert on Saturday 11th September is SOLD OUT.

A repeat performance has been arranged for Friday 10th September, 7.30pm.

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)