October 20/21/22, 2017

2017 marks the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation which introduced new types of music, including chorales, composed by Martin Luther which inspired music of J.S. Bach composed nearly 200 years later.

Music of the Reformation

From Luther to Bach

March 17/18/19, 2018

Before opera there was the madrigal comedy; unstaged but dramatic collections of short vocal pieces which, when sung consecutively, told a story. Adriano Banchieri’s Contrappunto Bestiale and continuo (accompanied by lute or harpsichord) madrigals will be on this program

Mad Madrigals

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Our Mission

Our mission is to educate, inspire and foster music appreciation on the part of the public through historically informed performances of Baroque chamber music. The Seicento Baroque Ensemble emphasizes education for singers, instrumentalists, and the public of all ages about the Baroque period in history, in particular its music, composers, compositions and performance practices.

Welcome our new Artistic Director: Kevin Padworski

We are pleased to announce the addition of Kevin Padworski as the new Artistic Director starting July 1, 2017. Kevin is an accomplished conductor, composer, organist, vocalist, pianist and harpsichordist. His background in organ and keyboards is rooted in his passion for early music, and his original compositions are inspired by the study of favorite composers such as Buxtehude, Pergolesi and Frescobaldi.  
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What’s in a name?

seicento  [/seiˈtʃɛnto]

Our name is inspired by the Italian word Seicento which means “six hundred” and refers to the culturally rich 1600’s in Italy. 
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Amanda Balestrieri appointed Assistant Conductor

Amanda Balestrieri, one of our frequent soprano soloists and specialist in baroque music, will join Seicento Baroque Ensemble as Assistant Conductor beginning July 1, 2017.  
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Evanne Browne Says Farewell...

Adventures in Geography and Gender...

Aztec Baroque? ...

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