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.

July 2021 Concert

Julia Bishop

On 4th July 2021, we celebrated our return in two performances of a wonderful programme of baroque favourites, directed by Julia Bishop.  The programme included music from The Fairy Queen by Henry Purcell, a concerto for two cellos by Vivaldi, a Handel Concerto Grosso and Bach's Concerto for two violins in D minor.

In all our concerts, we shall be maintaining sensible precautions including restricting audience size, that is why there will was two concerts, at 3pm and 5.30pm. 

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 Programme Schedule for the 2021 – 2022 season

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

In March 2022Julia 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. 

In June 2022, 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".

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.


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 is on Sunday 4th July 2021 at the Medieval Hall in Salisbury's Medieval Close. For Covid reasons, there will actually be two separate concerts of the same programme, at 3pm and 5.30pm.
Full details and details of all our concerts are on the  Concerts & Tickets page.
Tickets for Salisbury Baroque's concerts are available online or by post.

For full details visit the Concerts & Tickets page.

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