The Rose & The Briar
August 3, 2024 at 7:30pm - First Congregational Church, Boulder
August 4, 2024, at 3pm - St. Thomas Church, Denver

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The haunting voices of Fiona Gillespie and Bradley King bring ballads to life as the talented musicians of Chivalrous Crickets join Cynthia Freivogel, Carla Sciaky and BCOC musicians. Centered on the ballad of Barbara Allen, this unique program traces the musical roots from Baroque-era England to the Appalachian hills where new instruments picked up old melodies and historical ballads took on a life of their own. Compositions include those by Henry Purcell, John Playford, Niel Gowell, Jeremiah Ingles, ballads collected by Francis James Child, and tunes composed by the collective hands of generations of fiddlers and pipers. (This is a reprisal of our Appalachian Roots Concert 3/2023)

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Dance Moves
October 19 at First Plymouth Church, Cherry Hills Village 7:30pm
October 20 at Wellshire Presbyterian Church, Denver 3pm

Guest dancer Julia Bengstonn brings BCOC’s Baroque rhythms to life

The Voice of Juana Inés
January 18 at The Newman Center, Hamilton Hall, Denver 7:30pm
January 19 at St. Thomas Episcopal 3pm

Lively music, storytelling and visual art give voice to this inspiring Mexican artist

Fanfares & Flourishes
March 7 Lakewood Cultural Center at 7:30 pm
March 8 Lakewood Cultural Center at 2pm
March 9 at Broomfield Auditorium at 3pm

An exuberant celebration, Telemann, Schmelzer and a brand new fanfare.

Brandenburgs Plus
May 16 at St. Luke's Methodist Church, Highlands Ranch 7:30pm
May 17 Wellshire Presbyterian Church, 2999 S. Colorado Blvd., 7:30pm
May 18 First Plymouth Congregational Church, Cherry Hills Village 3pm

Our own dynamic spin on three of Bach’s virtuosic concertos, and a sinfonia by Joseph Bologne

Recording Project Fundraising
Bach’s Goldberg Variations

Did you know that we will head to the studio to record an album of our unique arrangement of the exquisite Goldberg Variations, in the days right after the May 17-18 concert? We are very close to our funding goal, and we are still seeking support for this ambitious project, only from those of you who are able to contribute above and beyond your usual support for our annual operations. For a $300 donation to this special recording project, you may dedicate one of the 30 variations, and you will be acknowledged in the album program, and of course receive your own CD. The album will be released in both CD and digital formats.

We have set up a page on our Colorado Gives website just for this project or you can mail a check to BCOC, PO Box 200098, Denver, CO 80220-0098. We are all looking forward to the release of the album in late 2024.

September Opera!

Antony & Cleopatra
September 13, 2024 at 7:30pm
September 14, 2024 at 3pm
-- St. Thomas Church, Denver

This Baroque chamber opera invites us into the last intimate moments of the star-crossed lovers. Featuring soprano, Nola Richardson. Serenata by Johann Adolph Hasse

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Hear BCOC's music at the Denver Art Museum

Did you know that music from BCOC sets the ambience of the newly re-opened Latin American galleries at Denver Art Museum? Music selections from BCOC and our collaborators was curated by BCOC's Artistic Director, Frank Nowell.

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Hearts Resounding!

BCOC celebrates the power of music to evoke our brightest joys and deepest longings. Familiar music of Bach and Handel, Telemann’s spirited Viola Concerto with soloist Emily Anne Bowman, plus a new Chaconne for solo violin composed and performed by Martin Davids.
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Click here to watch this exciting Vivaldi concerto, a short excerpt, featuring Cynthia Miller Freivogel, violin soloist.

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“The BCOC, in particular, is the best chamber orchestra I've EVER heard and its concerts are so incredibly intimate - always a breath taking experience. I can't thank BCOC enough for its lovely music.”

Katherine Murphy

“The Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado... has built a national reputation as a first-rate period-instrument ensemble.”

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Our ensemble aims to bring the spirit of this wonderful music alive in today’s world, capturing its vivid and evocative colors, enlivened with the spirit of improvisation and dance. Baroque composers knew the power of music to move listeners to experience a spectrum of emotions, and the equal role of the performer in this endeavor. As an ensemble we take our cue from Geminiani, who urged musicians to be first inspired themselves, and “while the imagination is warm and glowing [to pour] the same exalted spirit into [our] own performance.”

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