Salisbury Baroque Programme Schedule for 2021

Salisbury Baroque is Salisbury’s only period-instrument ensemble. It was formed to enable local players (and some colleagues from further afield) to share their passion for late 17th and 18th century music through concerts and workshops.
Using copies of instruments of the period and authentic playing style, the group is able to bring to its audience a sense of intimacy and style difficult to achieve with larger forces and modern, heavier instruments.

In March 2021Julia Bishop will direct our ensemble in a concert performed in St. Martin's Church.

Salisbury Baroque will perform a programme of virtuosic music by Fasch, Muffat, Telemann, and Wassenaer. 

Julia Bishop

In June 2021, our orchestra, led by Julia Bishop, will recreate an 18th Century concert originally performed iSalisbury in 1761. The group will be performing music by Handel, Geminiani and songs from Henry Fielding's ballad operas including extracts from the pasticcio opera "Tom Jones".

Julia Bishop is a leading Baroque violin specialist. She was a member of The English Concert for six years, and has toured the world with most of the UK's leading period instrument orchestras. She has appeared as an orchestral leader and concerto soloist with the Gabrieli Consort, Brandenburg Consort, Florilegium and the Hanover Band. Bishop has taught baroque violin techniques at the Royal Academy of Music, and was a member of the Baroque group Red Priest.

Salisbury Baroque Concert Society intends to arrange similar "reconstruction" concerts every summer which will usually contain a short talk about the music of the period.


In September 2021Catherine Martin will direct Salisbury Baroque in an exciting programme of music at our anniversary concert.

Catherine Martin

Catherine Martin read music at St Anne's College, Oxford, completing her postgraduate at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

She now specializes in performance on period instruments, Catherine has been the leader of the Gabrieli Consort and Players since 2005, also leading Die Koelner Akademie in Germany and the orchestra of the Early Opera Company. Catherine has appeared as guest leader with many other period instrument groups in the UK and abroad.

Sponsors and Friends of Salisbury Baroque

We are seeking sponsors to help support the orchestra. If you are able to support the orchestra in this way, please contact us to discuss sponsorship options. We also run a Friends’ scheme which, for £25 per year, entitles members to a number of benefits including invitations to additional concerts given by members of the orchestra and your name mentioned in concert programmes.. For further details, please contact Lynn Menzies: 01722 717925 or


Salisbury Baroque's next concert, due to be at 4.00pm on 7th March 2021 at Salisbury Museum.
This concert is dependent on the Covid situation.
Full details and details of all our concerts are on the  Concerts page.
Tickets for Salisbury Baroque's concerts are available online or from our Ticket Agency.
For full details visit the Tickets page.

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