Chatham Baroque announces 2023-24 Concert Series

Making the Music of the Past Present by Exploring Music of Scotland, Spain, France, Italy, England, the Americas and More

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (August 15, 2023) – Chatham Baroque announces the Chatham Baroque + Renaissance & Baroque 2023-24 Concert Series, a bold and ambitious lineup of Baroque period and early music performances spanning eras, ensemble configurations, and the globe. The season makes the music of the past present by including a tantalizing mix of performances by Chatham Baroque with critically-acclaimed guest artists, as well as an amazing array of world-renowned visiting ensembles and virtuosic musicians from around the world.

The season opens on October 6 through 8 with the Art of the Trio featuring the highly regarded and accomplished Chatham Baroque members Andrew Fouts, violin, Patricia Halverson, viola da gamba, and Scott Pauley, theorbo. Held in three different venues, the program highlights the incredible talents of the ensemble’s musicians. For the annual Art of the Trio concert, Chatham Baroque reminds you that “all music was once new music.” The trio explores the idea of “modern” music for our instruments – violin, viola da gamba, and theorbo – from the 16th, 17th, 18th, and 21st centuries.

The Art of the Trio concert will cover the early innovators for the ensemble’s instruments, Diego Ortiz, Giovanni Kapsperger and Biagio Marini, the 17th-century “modern style” of Dario Castello and Isabella Leonarda, the florid “fantastic style” of Antonio Bertali, the inventive Canons of J.S. Bach’s Art of the Fugue, and conclude with 21st-century works composed specially for Chatham Baroque, including David Stock’s “For Emily.”

The Chatham Baroque season continues to present programs at concert venues across the Pittsburgh region, bringing Baroque and early music to audiences throughout the city, with performances at St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church, Teutonia Männerchor, Calvary Episcopal Church, Rodef Shalom’s Levy Hall, Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall in Carnegie, PA, and Hicks Memorial Chapel at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.



Chatham Baroque: Art of the Trio 

Friday-Sunday, October 6-8, 2023

Friday Oct 6, 7:30 p.m., St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church, Millvale

Saturday Oct 7, 7:30 p.m., Hicks Memorial Chapel, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Sunday October 8, 2:30 p.m., Hicks Memorial Chapel, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Emily Norman Davidson Memorial Concert


Chatham Baroque’s Andrew Fouts (violin), Patricia Halverson (viola da gamba), and Scott Pauley (theorbo & baroque guitar) present their annual trio concert, continuing their musical exploration as a trio, showcasing their most adventurous and virtuosic music, tight ensemble playing, and mischievous sense of fun.


The Baltimore Consort: In Angel’s Wede – Music of Mary Queen of Scots 

Saturday, November 18, 2023, 7:30 p.m.

Calvary Episcopal Church


With live narration by Emmy Award winner (and television and radio personality) Robert Aubry Davis, this program features Scottish, French, Italian, and English music, illustrating the different periods in the life of Mary, Queen of Scots.


The Baltimore Consort artists include:

Danielle Svonavec, soprano

Mindy Rosenfeld, winds

Mary Anne Ballard, viols

Larry Lipkis, viols and recorders

Mark Cudek, cittern

Ronn McFarlane, lute

Robert Aubry Davis, narrator


Chatham Baroque: Alegría – Music of Baroque Spain and the Americas 

Saturday & Sunday, December 16-17, 2023

Saturday, December 16, 7:30 p.m., Hicks Memorial Chapel

Sunday, December 17, 2:30 p.m., Levy Hall, Rodef Shalom


Chatham Baroque’s holiday program explores music of Baroque Spain and the New World. Nell Snaidas (soprano) and Raquel Winnica Young (mezzo soprano) charm and dazzle singing in their native Spanish, extolling the joys of the season as expressed through the unique music of Hispanic colonial times.


Andrew Fouts, violin

Patricia Halverson, viola da gamba

Scott Pauley, theorbo and guitar

With special guest artists:

Nell Snaidas, soprano

Raquel Winnica Young, mezzo-soprano

Evan Few, violin

Paula Fagerberg, harp

Paul Shipper, percussion and guitar


Chatham Baroque: Through the Wood, Laddie – Music of Baroque Scotland and Acadia

Friday-Sunday, January 26-28, 2024

Friday, January 26, 7:30 p.m., Teutonia Männerchor

Saturday, January 27, 7:30 p.m., Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall in Carnegie, PA

Sunday, January 28, 2:30 p.m., Hicks Memorial Chapel, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary


A unique program featuring special guests Chris Norman (wooden flutes and pipes) and Pascale Beaudin (soprano), both with roots in the Canadian Maritime provinces. The ensemble and superb guest artists bring to life a program of music ranging from Baroque Scotland to French Canadian folk tunes from the Acadian tradition.


Andrew Fouts, violin

Patricia Halverson, viola da gamba

Scott Pauley, theorbo

With special guest artists:

Pascale Beaudin, soprano

Chris Norman, wooden flutes and pipes


Apollo’s Fire: Violin Fantasy

Sunday, February 18, 2024, 4:00 p.m.

Calvary Episcopal Church


Grammy-winning ensemble Apollo’s Fire returns to the R&B stage with a new program based on Heinrich Biber’s stunning Sonatas on the Mysteries of the Rosary, along with instrumental works inspired by the baroque tradition of Stylus fantasticus (the “fantastical style”). Apollo’s Fire concertmaster Alan Choo joins with Grammy-winning harpsichordist Jeannette Sorrell, Pittsburgh favorite Andrew Fouts and a colorful ensemble of lutes, harp, cello, and lirone to present their unique interpretation of these masterworks, in celebration of their new album release.


Apollo’s Fire artists include:

Jeannette Sorrell, harpsichord, director

Alan Choo, Andrew Fouts, violin

Rebecca Reed, cello

Billy Simms, Brian Kay, plucks

Kivie Cahn-Lipman, lirone

Anna O’Connell, harp

Peter Bennett, organ


Chatham Baroque: Joy of Bach

Friday & Saturday, March 15 & 16, 2024

Friday, March 15, 2024 7:30 p.m., Calvary Episcopal Church

Saturday, March 16, 2024, 7:30 p.m., Calvary Episcopal Church


Featuring Bass-Baritone Jonathan Woody singing J.S. Bach’s Cantata, Ich habe genug (BWV 82) and the joyous Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 for two violas, two violas da gamba, and continuo, this program celebrates Bach’s birthday with some of his most beloved works.


Andrew Fouts, violin

Patricia Halverson, viola da gamba

Scott Pauley, theorbo 

With special guest artists:

Jonathan Woody, bass-baritone

Kathryn Montoya, oboe

Cynthia Keiko Black, violin

Rebecca Humphrey Diedrich, cello

Martha McGaughey, viola da gamba

  1. Tracy Mortimore, bass

Justin Wallace, harpsichord and chamber organ

Alan Lewis, organ prelude


Parker Ramsay, harp & harpsichord, and Arnie Tanimoto, viola da gamba: In the Court of the King – Music of Bach and Marais

Saturday, April 6, 2024, 7:30 p.m. 

Hicks Memorial Chapel, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary


Music from courts of 17th and 18th Century Europe showing the world in which viol virtuoso and composer Marin Marais lived, and his influence on the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.


Parker Ramsay, harp and harpsichord

Arnie Tanimoto, viola da gamba



Subscriptions, which include seven concerts plus one bonus ticket are $240 ($180 with senior discount). Single tickets at Early Bird Price: $40 General Admission, $30 Senior Discount, and $20 Students. Full Price: $45 General Admission, $35 Senior Discount, and $25 Student. Full price charges are applied beginning on the Friday two weeks prior to each concert program. For more information, or to purchase subscriptions and tickets, visit



Chatham Baroque is pleased to announce a special collaboration with Calvary Episcopal Church in conjunction with their program initiative for the city-wide Violins of Hope exhibition.


Hope Across the Centuries

Monday, November 6, 2023, 7:30 p.m.

Calvary Episcopal Church


Music exists only in its sounding moment—but that moment can happen again and again, across time and space, even as everything around it changes. This concert focuses on instrumental and vocal music from the Sephardic tradition and seventeenth-century Venice. Pittsburgh-based ensemble Chatham Baroque plays instruments from the Violins of Hope collection in bringing fresh life to music by the Jewish Venetian composer Salamone Rossi, including Psalm-settings for soprano and mezzo-soprano, and sonatas for two violins. Pittsburgh composer David Stock’s musical memorial, “For Emily,” rounds out the program.


Sarah Nadler, soprano

Raquel Winnica, mezzo-soprano

Andrew Fouts, Paul Miller, violin

Scott Pauley, lute, theorbo, and baroque guitar

Patricia Halverson, viola da gamba

Elizabeth Gassler, violin and cello

Alan Lewis, chamber organ


Additionally, on Friday, December 8, 2023, at 8:00 p.m., Calvary Episcopal Church and Chatham Baroque will perform George Frideric Handel’s Messiah in Pittsburgh’s only complete performance of this monumental work. Vocalists Sarah Nadler, soprano, Raquel Winnica Young, mezzo-soprano, Guy Russo, tenor, Edward Vogel, bass, and more, join the Calvary Choir and Chatham Baroque in bringing the majesty of Handel’s joyous refrains and exultant arias to audiences just in time for the holidays.


About Chatham Baroque:
Each year, Chatham Baroque presents a series of captivating, historically informed performances, drawing from a vast repertoire of classical music styles, eras, and locales from the Medieval Period through the early 19th Century.

As one of the country’s leading period instrument ensembles and early music presenters, each season features several concerts with the distinguished Chatham Baroque ensemble with artistic directors Andrew Fouts (violin), Patricia Halverson (viola da gamba), and Scott Pauley (theorbo and baroque guitar) as well as concerts by renowned touring ensembles specializing in music of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical period.

Chatham Baroque concerts are performed with period instruments, which are restored or replica versions from the time when the music was written. Concerts are held in a variety of settings across Pittsburgh from churches to concert halls, and performers actively engage audiences with lively commentary and insights into the music.  To learn more, please visit


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