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Chatham Baroque’s 2024-25 Concert Series Announced

The season includes a World premiere concert and new and returning guest artists.

Chatham Baroque + Renaissance & Baroque 2024/2025 Concert Series is a bold and ambitious lineup of Baroque period and early music performances spanning ensemble configurations, eras, and the globe. The season makes the music of the past present by including a compelling mix of performances by Chatham Baroque with critically acclaimed guest artists and an array of world-renowned visiting ensembles with virtuosic musicians from around the world.

The season opens on September 27 through 29 with Chatham Baroque: A Garden of Harmony: Austrian & German Music for Strings featuring highly regarded Chatham Baroque members Andrew Fouts, violin, Patricia Halverson, viola da gamba, and Scott Pauley, theorbo, and four superb instrumental guest artists. 

Chatham Baroque co-artistic director Scott Pauley says, “The program highlights virtuosic music from 17th-century Austria and Germany by composers such as Biber, Schmelzer, and Schein, written for a lush array of bowed string instruments. This music is rich with ingenious invention, counterpoint, and mellifluous harmony.”

Three other Chatham Baroque programs follow a Garden of Harmony. “We offer something new and dynamic with the duo concert In the Loop with Fouts & Pauley – Popular Music Across the Centuries, where Andrew and I explore connections and similarities in music from the 16th through 20th centuries,” says Scott Pauley. “Our instruments will be lightly amplified, and we’ll make use of loop pedals to layer our sound, as if we are a full band. Louis, Louis – Songs & Dances of the French Baroque looks at French Music in the time of Kings Louis XIII and XIV, with soprano Pascale Beaudin and a sumptuous ensemble of violins, viols, and lutes. Finally, we return to Chatham Baroque’s original quartet formation with Quintessential Chatham Baroque, featuring former ensemble member Julie Andrijeski joining Co-Artistic Director Andrew Fouts on violins. The quartet will perform trio sonatas of Corelli, Vivaldi, Purcell, Matteis and more.”

The upcoming season also boasts the world premiere of Bach’s lost masterpiece, Markus Passion, commissioned by The Oregon Bach Festival. Audiences can experience the resurrection of this lost work in a groundbreaking semi-staged rendition by Concert Theatre Works, led by visionary Artistic Director Bill Barclay. The inaugural staged production uses celebrated Bach scholar Malcolm Bruno‘s recently published reconstruction. Chatham Baroque will team up with NYC-based ensemble The Sebastians and four vocal soloists bolstered by the captivating narration of acclaimed British actor Joseph Marcell.

“Our upcoming 2024-2025 Season is full of great music brought to life by some of our favorite guest artists and ensembles, both familiar and new to Pittsburgh,” said Fouts. “This is a rare opportunity to bring to Pittsburgh a world-premiere performance of a lost work by J.S. Bach. Staged by the intrepid Bill Barclay of Concert Theatre Works, with actor Joseph Marcell speaking the role of Evangelist in English, this performance is not to be missed.”

Fouts continued, “For our additional two guest ensembles, we welcome back the sensational group Twelfth Night, with superstar singers Nola Richardson and Roderick Williams OBE, who infuse the music of Handel’s Apollo e Dafne with their vibrant enthusiasm and virtuosic style. And after too long a hiatus we are pleased to bring back Philadelphia’s legacy Renaissance wind ensemble, Piffaro, now under the direction of wind-playing polymath Priscilla Herreid, for a fascinating look at how musical styles and cultures elided with the immigration of the famed Bassano brothers from Italy to the Tudor courts of England.”


Chatham Baroque: A Garden of Harmony – Austrian & German Music for Strings | Friday, September 27, 7:30 p.m., Calvary Episcopal Church | Saturday September 28, 7:30 p.m., Teutonia Männerchor | Sunday, September 29, 4:00 p.m., Calvary Episcopal Church

Twelfth Night Ensemble: Love & Laurels – Handel’s Apollo e Dafne | Sunday, October 20, 2024, 4:00 p.m., Calvary Episcopal Church 

In the Loop with Fouts & Pauley – Popular Music Across the Centuries |  Saturday, November 16, 7:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church | Sunday, November 17, 2:30 p.m., Hicks Memorial Chapel at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary 

Chatham Baroque: Louis, Louis – Songs & Dances of the French Baroque | Friday, December 6, 7:30 p.m., St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church | Saturday, December 7, 7:30 p.m., Calvary Episcopal Church  | Sunday, December 8, 2:30 p.m., Hicks Memorial Chapel, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary 

Piffaro: The Bassanos – From Renaissance Italy to Tudor England | Friday, February 8, 2025, 7:30 p.m. | Calvary Episcopal Church 

Quintessential Chatham Baroque | Friday, March 14, 2025, 7:30 p.m., Teutonia Männerchor | Saturday, March 15, 2025, 7:30 p.m., Hicks Memorial Chapel at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary  | Sunday, March 16, 2025, 2:30 p.m., Levy Hall

Bach Markus Passion with The Sebastians, Chatham Baroque & Joseph Marcell | Friday, April 11, 2025, 7:30 p.m., Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall in Oakland.


  • Subscriptions, which include seven concerts plus one bonus ticket, are $245 ($185 with senior (65+) discount). 
  • Single Tickets, Early Bird Price: $40 General, $30 Senior (65+), $20 Students
  • Full Price*: $45 General, $35 Senior Discount, $25 Student
  • Early Bird Price for Bach’s Markus Passion: $45 General, $35 Senior (65+), $20 Student
  • Full Price for Bach’s Markus Passion*: $50 General, $40 Senior (65+), $25 Student. 

*Full price charges are applied beginning on the Friday two weeks before each concert program.

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