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Baroque In The North is a Manchester-based performing arts charity specialising in music from 16th-18th centuries, played on period instruments.

Since 2018, Baroque In The North has been developing several strategies in line with their charitable aims of improving accessibility to and knowledge exchange via live music.

Music in Schools gives access to and participation in live music-making for KS2 children. Come and Play! days are aimed at music teachers, amateurs, students and young people. And, Baroque & Beyond is a project initiative that takes live music (and tea and cake!) to rural communities in the North West.

Baroque In The North’s debut album, Music for French Kings, released on the Deux-Elles label, was featured on Radio 3’s Early Music Show in October 2022. The album was awarded four out of five stars in BBC Music Magazine’s December 2022 issue.

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For Choirs

Baroque In The North frequently provides period-instrument orchestras and ensembles for choirs wanting to perform the great choral works of the baroque period and beyond with authentic instruments. Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s Passions are particularly popular, but our repertoire has ranged from Monteverdi’s Vespers and Schutz’s Jesu Membra Nostri to Mozart’s Requiem.

We’re proud to have particularly close relationships with several choirs and conductors across the North of England with whom we work regularly; we are happy to advise on instrumentation, forces and programming. Get in touch to discuss how we can bring your concert plans to life.

Baroque In The North in concert, accompanying a choir

Baroque & Beyond!

Baroque & Beyond! is an initiative designed and run by Baroque In The North.

Its aim is to increase accessibility to live and recorded music amongst communities where this is lacking.

Baroque & Beyond! events always include spoken introductions to the music from our expert performers.

They are suitable for all ages, wheelchair accessible and include tea and cake, and the chance to chat to the performers.

Join our mailing list to see when and where our next events are taking place. 

Music in Schools

We offer educational workshops that are designed to fit the criteria of most of the key stage 2 requirements.

More broadly, they meet our charitable aim of increasing accessibility to live music for people of all ages.

See our News page and social media for previous events. Contact us to find out more.

Come and join in

Do you want to try period instruments?

Learn more about Baroque style and meet other like-minded people?

Then join our mailing list or watch this space for news of our next ‘Come and Play’ day or get in touch to see if we can visit your school, college, church or organisation.

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