About us

s0538230_act_124Cambridge Baroque was formed in 2014 by Simon Oberst and Penny Veryard as a dynamic period instrument and vocal ensemble to explore the rich and diverse repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries in Europe. Most of its members have connections with Cambridge as choral scholars or professional players, and many are also members of leading UK ensembles. The group performs without a formal conductor, with the intention that every member takes responsibility for the ensemble.

The inaugural concert was “A Celebration of Life” in Trinity College Chapel, a concert of Purcell verse anthems, a Monteverdi psalm and a Bach motet (“Singet dem Herrn”) in support of the Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust ACT on Cancer Campaign, and raised £7000 for that cause.

The forthcoming concert on Saturday 17th January 2015 in Trinity College Chapel will centre on Heinrich Schütz’s great narrative work, his Weihnachts-Historie (Christmas Story) – a forerunner in form of the great German Passions, with an evangelist, angels, wise men and chorus. It will also feature Bach’s Brandenburg concerto No.4, and his motet Lobet dem Herrn. .