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listed prices reflect single ticket prices available at the door or through the various organizations' websites.

NB: HIPSTER passes must be shown at the box office to receive physical tickets for concerts on January 21 (general admission ticket) and January 30 (best available seat).


CONCERT - The Hilliard Songbook

Tuesday, January 21, 8:00 pm Hilliard Ensemble presented by Duke Performances @ Duke Chapel, Durham | $15-$32 website


CONCERT - Alla Rustica: Songs of the Peasantry and Pastoral

Saturday, January 25, 7:00 pm, Raleigh Camerata @ Church of the Nativity, Raleigh | $5-$15, kids under 12 free website


CONCERT - Zephyr ~ Gentle winds

Sunday, January 26, 3:00 pm Baroque and Beyond @ Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill |$20 website

PANEL DISCUSSION - The Theodora Experience: Sense and Sound from the 18th CenturyMonday, January 27, 5:30 pm -7:30 pm @ Gerard Hall, UNC, Chapel Hill | FREE website

CONCERT - Baroque in English: Music of Purcell and Handel

Tuesday, January 28, 7:30 pm UNC-CH Faculty @ Person Hall, UNC, Chapel Hill | $15 website

CONCERT - Viva Viole

Wednesday, January 29, 12:15 pm Gail Schroeder & Friends @ Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill | $15 suggested donation


CHURCH SERVICE - Music from the Polish Renaissance

Thursday, January 30, 5:15 pm, Duke Vespers Ensemble @ Duke Chapel, Durham | FREEwebsite

CONCERT - Handel’s Theodora - The English Concert with Harry Bicket, conductor & harpsichord

Thursday, January 30, 7:30 pm The English Concert presented by Carolina Performing Arts @ Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill | $29-$99 website

Sarah Connolly, mezzo-soprano (Irene)

Dorothea Röschmann, soprano (Theodora)

David Daniels, countertenor (Didymus)

John Mark Ainsley, tenor (Septimius)

Neal Davies, tenor (Valens)

The Trinity Choir of New York’s Trinity Wall Street Church

OPEN REHEARSAL - Preview of Stephen Jaffe’s HIP Chamber Concerto with commentary by the composer and musicians

Friday, January 31, 2:00 pm @ Bone Hall, Duke University, Durham | FREE

WORKSHOP - Recorder Players Bootcamp

Saturday, February 1, 10 am - 4 pm , Durham Arts Council, Durham $50/$30 participant/$15 auditor ($30/$20/$0 for HIPSTERS) CLASS INFORMATION & REGISTER

CONCERT - Love and Loss: Human Emotion Put to Voice - Renaissance and Baroque classics for chamber choir

Saturday, February 1, 7:00 pm Voices of a New Renaissance @ St Stephens Church,

Durham |$20/$15/$5 website

CONCERT - Baroque Hipster Bach Brandenberg No. 2 and world premiere of the HIP Concerto (Chamber Concerto No. 3) by Stephen Jaffe

Sunday, February 2, 3:00 pm Mallarmé Chamber Players @ First Presbyterian Church, Durham |$25/$20/$5 website

CONCERT - Songs of Love and Remembrance - contemporary music for period instruments

Tuesday, February 4, 8:00 pm Aliénor @ Nelson Music Room, Duke University East Campus, Durham | FREE website


CHURCH SERVICE - Candlemas 1662: An Anglican Evensong Service

Thursday, February 6, 5:15 pm Duke Vespers Ensemble @ Duke Chapel, Durham | FREE website

CONCERT - C.P.E. Bach and his Dramatic Predecessors with John Hsu, conductor

Thursday, February 6, 7:30 pm The Vivaldi Project @ Hill Hall, UNC Chapel Hill | $15/$10


CONCERT - Roman Vespers in the 17th century

Friday, February 7, 8:00 pm Vespers Ensemble/Armonia Celeste @ Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, Durham |$10 website

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English Concert

Hilliard Ensemble

Brent Wissick

John Hsu




Beverly Biggs, harpsichord

Kathryn Mueller




John Thiessen

Jennifer Streeter, harpsichordKelly Roudabush

Gail Ann Schroeder

Brian Schmidt

Stephen Jaffe, composer

Penelope Jensen

Stephanie Vial (The Vivaldi Project)

Elaine Funaro (Alienor, Mallarme)

Geoffrey Burgess

Elizabeth Field

Armonia Celeste

Frances Blaker, recorder

Alicia Chapman and Will Thauer, baroque oboe

Suzanne Rousso, violaRobbie Link, violone




Pictures from upper left: The English Concert (CPA), The Hilliard Enemble (DP), John Hsu (VP), Brent Wissick (UNC), Kathryn Mueller (VOANR), Beverly Biggs (BB), John Thiessen (MCP), Jennifer Streeter (BB, RC, VOANR, RBC, VP) Kelly Roudabush (RC), Gail Ann Schroeder (GS), Brian Schmidt (DVE), Stephen Jaffe (MCP), Penelope Jensen (DM), Stephanie Vial (MCP, VP), Elaine Funaro (UNC, MCP, DM), Geoffrey Burgess (MCP, DM), Elizabeth Field (VP), Armonia Celeste, France Blaker (BB, RBC, MCP), Alicia Chapman (BB) and Will Thauer (BB), Robbie Link (MCP), Suzanne Rousso(MCP, VP)


VIOLIN: Andrew Bonner (GS), Allison Edberg (VP), Nina Falk (VP), Elizabeth Field (VP), Gesa Kordes (VP), Matvey Lapin (RC), Leah Peroutka (MCP, UNC, VP), Martie Perry (MCP), John Pruett (DM), Jennifer Roig-Francoli (VP), Allison Willet (RC)

VIOLA: Dana Maiben (VP), Joey O'Donnell (RC), Suzanne Rousso (MCP, VP)

CELLO: Brian Carter (RC), Chris Nunnally (BB), Anne Trout (VP), Stephanie Vial (MCP, DM, VP), Brent Wissick (UNC)

GAMBA: Brent Wissick (UNC), Gail Schroeder (GS)

VIOLONE: Robbie Link (MCP), Alice Robbins (VP)

RECORDER: France Blaker (BB, RBC, MCP), Pat Petersen (RBC), Jennifer Streeter (BB, RBC)

FLUTE: Tom Moore (BB), John O'Brien (BB), Kelly Roudabush (RC), Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham (BB), Becky Troxler (BB)

OBOE: Geoffrey Burgess (MCP, DM), Alicia Chapman (BB), Aaron Reichelt (BB), Will Thauer (BB), Thoman Turanchik (RC)

BASSOON: Salli Merriman (BB)

HORN: Jacob Medlin (RC)

TRUMPET: John Thiessen (MCP)

HARPSICHORD: Harry Bicket (CPA), Beverly Biggs (BB, GS), Elaine Funaro (UNC, MCP, DM), Jennifer Streeter (RC, VOANR, VP)


VOCALIST: John Mark Ainsley, tenor (CPA), Margaret Carpenter, soprano (RC), Fran Cloke, soprano (VOANR), Sarah Connolly, mezzo-soprano (CPA), David Daniels, countertenor (CPA), Neal Davies, tenor (CPA), Erika Dunkle, mezzo-soprano (VOANR), David Faircloth, baritone (VOANR), Jeanne Fischer, soprano (UNC), Margaret Neil Hammer, soprano (VOANR), Penny Jensen, soprano (DM), Evelyn McCauley, mezzo (VOANR), Lewis Moore, bass-baritone (VOANR), Kathryn Mueller, soprano (VOANR), Jennifer Myers, mezzo (VOANR), DeMar Austin Neal IV, baritone (VOANR), Johanna O'Dell, soprano (VOANR), Bobb Robinson, baritone (UNC), Dorothea Röschmann, soprano (CPA), Jennifer Seiger, mezzo (VOANR), Timothy Sparks, tenor (UNC), Lawrence Speakman, baritone (VOANR), Roman Michael Testroet, tenor (VOANR), David Wiehle, tenor, (VOANR), Dana Wilson, tenor (VOANR)

CONDUCTOR: Harry Bicket (CPA), John Hsu (VP), Stephen Jaffe ( MCP), Nathan Leaf (VOANR), Brian Schmidt (DVE)

ENSEMBLES: Armonia Celeste (DVE), The English Concert (CPA), Hilliard Ensemble (DP)

BB= Baroque and Beyond

CPA=Carolina Performing Arts

DM=Duke Music (Alienor)

DP=Duke Performances

DVE=Duke Vespers Ensemble

GS=Gail Schroeder

MCP= Mallarme Chamber Players

RBC=Recorder Boot Camp

RC=Raleigh Camerata

UNC=UNC-CH Music Department

VOANR=Voices of a New Renaissance

VP=Vivaldi Project