MUSC 214.006, UNC Baroque Ensemble
The Baroque Ensemble uses baroque violins, violas, cellos, violone, harpsichords, organ, archlute, and sometimes early winds or natural brass. The Department does own some instruments of this type for student use. Occasionally, singers are invited to sing arias and in small vocal ensembles with the group. There is normally a public concert at the end of each term, with others scheduled for special projects. In recent years, the ensemble has played concertos by Corelli, Vivaldi, Handel, and Bach; suites by Purcell, Lully, and Bach; and vocal music by Buxtehude, Bach, Purcell, and Handel; as well as accompanying a fully staged performance of Cavalli’s opera L’Egisto. The Baroque Ensemble is directed by Professor Brent Wissick, meets on Thursdays from 5:30–6:30 pm, and fulfills 1 course credit towards graduation.
This semester they will be accompanying a fully staged performance of Handel’s opera Alcina. We hope to see you there on Saturday, November 10 at 8:00pm/Sunday, November 11 at 7:30pm in Moeser Auditorium, Hill Hall. Join the Baroque Ensemble and UNC Opera for this incredible performance!