North Carolina

Baroque Orchestra

Upcoming Events

St. Paul's Episcopal, Wilmington, NC
Dec 8-9 at 7:30 PM -

Handel's Messiah

St. Paul's Episcopal

16 N 16th St, Wilmington, NC

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Dec 11, 2022 - 04:00 PM

Handel's Messiah

Trinity Cathedral1100 Sumter St, Columbia, SC 29201

1st Presbyterian Church Kinston, NC
Dec 12, 2022 - 07:00 PM

Handel's Messiah. Donations appreciated.

2101 N. Herritage St. Kinston, NC 28501

St. Paul's Anglican Church, Greenville, SC
Dec 16, 2022 - 07:00 PM

Bach, Telemann and Graupner

St. Paul's Anglican Church

304 E Camperdown Way, Greenville, SC

Central United Methodist Church, Spartanburg, SC
Dec 17, 2022 - 03:00 PM

Bach, Telemann and Graupner

Central United Methodist

233 N Church St, Spartanburg, SC 29306

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Jan 8, 2023 - 04:00 PM

BWV 155

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

1100 Sumter St., Columbia, SC 29201

King's Counterpoint. Handel's Esther
Mar 4, 2023 - 07:00 PM

Handel's Esther Oratorio

Grace Church Cathedral

98 Wentworth St., Charleston, SC 29401

King's counterpoint. Handel's Esther
Mar 5, 2023 - 03:00 PM

Handel's Esther Oratorio

Kadol Kadoshh Beth Elohim

90 Hassell St., Charleston, SC 29401

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Mar 26, 2023 - 04:00 PM

Bach's Magnificat

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

1100 Sumter St, Columbia, SC

Craven Community College, New Bern, NC
Apr 20, 2023 - 07:30 PM

NCBO full orchestra directed by Frances Blaker

Craven Community College Orringer Auditorium

Craven Community College New Bern, NC

About

The North Carolina Baroque Orchestra (NCBO), a period instrument ensemble, was co-founded in 2011 by sisters and musical collaborators Frances Blaker and Barbara Blaker Krumdieck for the purpose of providing orchestral and chamber music opportunities for musicians specializing in baroque performance practice.

It was clear from their first concerts in 2011 that there was a need for NCBO. The musicians were hungry for an opportunity to play baroque orchestral music on period instruments at a professional level, and the audiences were excited by their exuberant, refreshing and inspiring performances.

The North Carolina Baroque Orchestra maintains a goal of presenting refined, stylistic, artistic and fun performances, engaging both the players and the listeners in the stories and historical context behind the music.

Frances Blaker - Conductor & Artistic Director

Frances Blaker is a virtuoso recorder player and world-renowned expert in baroque performance practice, teaching workshops throughout The United States and Europe. She is a unique and exciting conductor, inspiring the NCBO players to bring new life to old music! Ms Blaker lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where she maintains an active teaching studio and works on her compositions.

Barbara Krumdieck - Executive Director & Cellist

Barbara manages all of the details involved in putting performances together. The NCBO players travel in from near and far. Some are in the Carolinas, but a large number of the players travel in from all over the country including California, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee , Georgia, Washington, D.C., Texas, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Virginia. Ms. Krumdieck contracts the musicians, arranges for their transportation and housing, provides them with music and makes them feel welcome and valued within NCBO. She is also liaison between the orchestra and choir directors who contract NCBO for their special projects.

Board Members

Barbara Blaker Krumdieck

Executive Director

George Bohmfalk

Chair

Thomas Miller

Chair Elect

Chuck Latham

Treasurer

Jane Cain

Member

Mary Lathem

Member

Support NCBO

Your donations to the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra are critical in supporting the performances of these master musicians.

Levels

Friends of Telemann

Up to $99

Friends of Couperin

$100-$249

Friends of Vivaldi

$250-$499

Friends of Handel

$500-$999

The Bach Family

$1,000+

Contributions to NCBO

Fund projects

Your donations help fund our instrumental projects with artistic director Frances Blaker.

Enrich musicians

Your donations help fund our annual orchestra building retreat, a week of working together with Frances Blaker in rehearsals, sectionals and seminars which is followed by several concerts.

Support communities

Your donations help support our efforts to bring period-instrument orchestral and chamber music concerts to underserved communities through-out the southeastern United States.

Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law. The North Carolina Baroque Orchestra is a 501(c)(3) organization, Fed. Tax ID: 84-2690097. Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-814-5400. The license is not an endorsement by the State.

Testimonials

The superb North Carolina Baroque Orchestra accompanied. There were just nine performers for this evening’s concert, but their full tone belied that number. The balance with the choir of about thirty was very fine. Phrasing and rhythm were tight and they created the tone and moods needed in this wide-ranging dramatic work.

WITH ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH CHOIR, DIRECTOR RONNIE WISE – HANDEL’S ‘MESSIAH’

This way-ahead-of-its-time harmonic adventure was a challenge for the orchestra for its difficult intonation, which they passed with sparkling confidence and brilliance.

DIRECTED BY FRANCES BLAKER – FRANZ BIBER’S PARS III FROM MENSA SONORA (1680)

Contact / Subscribe

Contact us via email or the address below, or sign-up to be on our mailing list to hear about upcoming performances.

Mailing Address:

PO Box 2305, Davidson, NC 28036

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