Salisbury Baroque

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.
Cat Mackintosh
In September, Catherine Mackintosh directed Salisbury Baroque in an exciting performance of baroque music by Georg Philipp Telemann. This concert is in commemoration of his death 250 years ago. This s the first time Catherine has directed the group.

Catherine Mackintosh was leader of Academy of Ancient Music, co-leader of Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, a member of Purcell Quartet and is a member of Duo Amadè.

Cheri Wallace, flautist,
joined Catherine in a performance of the Concerto for flute, violin and 'cello from the Tafelmusik III.

The concert also included the suite 'Burlesque de Quixotte' and Overture and Suite from Tafelmusik I.

In March, Julia Cooper (soprano) and Ben Davies (bass)  
return to the group in a performance of Bach's Cantata BWV.49 and selections from Purcell's "King Arthur"
Both these singers are members of "The Sixteen".

The orchestra will be led by Theresa Caudle, who comes from a musical family with a particularly keen interest in renaissance and baroque music. Having studied the violin from an early age, Theresa took up the cornett at the age of thirteen, becoming one of the foremost performers on it whilst still a teenager and a pioneer in the revival of this instrument, being the first person to play it at a professional level with the authentic, acorn shaped mouthpiece.

Whilst still at school she took part in many professional concerts and recordings with groups such as Musica Reservata, The William Byrd Choir and The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, and celebrated leaving school by going to Berlin the next day to play in a European Union broadcast performance of Monteverdi’s “L’Orfeo” in the Berlin Philharmonic Hall!

Theresa then pursued her studies on the violin at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she was awarded a scholarship to study the baroque violin, and was the first person to receive a diploma on that instrument. She is the leader of the Hannover Band.

In July, the ensemble is led by Catherine Martin in a concert which is a recreation of 18th Century concerts performed in Salisbury.

The concert programme contains two symphonies written by John Harris and a selection of other contemporary music.

Catherine specialises in performances on period instruments; she is leader of the Gabrieli Consort and Players and the orchestra of the Early Opera Company, and has also appeared as guest leader of The English Concert and Florilegium. In demand as violin soloist and director, recently Catherine has directed concerts with Barokkanerne, Oslo and the Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra. 

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

Sponsors and Friends of Salisbury Baroque

We are seeking sponsors to help support the orchestra. If you may be able to support the orchestra in this way, please contact us to discuss sponsorship options. We also run a "Friendship" scheme which , for £20 per year,  gets your name in the concert programmes and free access aligned to musical events held throughout the year. For further details, please contact Lynn Menzies: 01722 717925 or

Salisbury Baroque's next concert is at 6.00pm on 4th March 2018 at Wilton Parish Church.
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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