Nota Bene Baroque Players
Julie Baumgartel, Artistic Director

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Artistic Director's Message

Contributed by admin on Aug 01, 2014

Julie-Baumgartel-2014.jpg... As I move into my role as AD I would like to thank the outgoing AD, Borys Medicky, for his many years of hard work. The board, musicians and NBBP audience have all appreciated his encyclopedic knowledge, his thoughtful programming, and his musicianship. I am so pleased that he will continue on as a very important part of the group. ...

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Christmas in Leipzig

Contributed by admin on Jul 26, 2014

Saturday, December 13th in Hamilton
Sunday, December 14th in Waterloo

BachLeipziq.jpg1723 was Johann Sebastian Bach’s first Christmas in Leipzig where he had been recently installed as director of music at the famed Thomaskirche. Eager to impress the local church authorities (who had been less than enthusiastic over his appointment), Bach composed a wealth of spectacular festive music, including his Magnificat, Mary’s great hymn of praise upon learning that she will be the mother of Jesus. For this concert in December, the Nota Bene Baroque Players & Singers, conducted by Howard Dyck, perform this splendid Christmas work complete with the rarely-heard Christmas interpolations. The programme also includes two Advent cantatas by Bach: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140, and Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 62.

TICKETS

  • Regular: $40 Adult / 65+: $30 / Student: $15  (*with ID)
  • Ticket purchase available at the door
  • Ticket reservation by phone: 226-808-9567 
  • Ticket reservation by email: Leipzig@notabenebaroque.ca
  • Ticket purchase on-line from the NBBP Box-OfficeHAMILTON OR WATERLOO
  • Ticket purchase from locations in the Hamilton and Region of Waterloo (TBA)

CONCERT DATES (*** NEW ~ HAMILTON PERFORMANCE ***)

* HAMILTON *
DATE: Sunday, December 13th, 2014
CONCERT START TIME: 8:00PM
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* WATERLOO *
DATE: Sunday, December 14th, 2014
CONCERT START TIME: 2:00PM
LOCATION



 

 
 
 
 
 
 

La Serenissima: Music from Venice

Contributed by admin on Jul 24, 2014

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

Venice Canal c.1738With the dawn of the 17th century, The Most Serene Republic of Venice emerged as a cultural jewel of the western world. It had become a major centre of music-making and publishing, attracting musicians and composers from all over Europe. The wealth and power from its far-ranging trade, its unique customs and governance, as well as its inclination to ignore Counter-Reformation ecclesiastical decrees about music, led to a rich flowering of musical innovation in this extraordinary state.

Violinists/violists Sheila Smyth and Valerie Sylvester will curate and perform this concert of masterpieces from the golden age of La Serenissima, joined by violinist Catherine Hewson, Marilyn Fung on G-violone and bass viol, and harpsichordist Borys Medicky.

The concert will include Giovanni Gabrieli’s sonata for three violins, which was the first of its kind, as well as a trio sonata for the unusual pairing of violin and viola by Marco Antonio Ferro. The programme will also feature glorious music by Dario Castello, Massimiliano Neri and of course, Venice’s most heralded composers, Tomaso Albinoni and Antonio Vivaldi.

* Part of the "Classics at the Registry" concert series. 

 


Tickets

  • Adults: $28.00 / Seniors: $25.00 / eyeGO & university: $5.00 / Under 12 - FREE
  • Advance tickets for all concerts can be purchased through the Centre in the Square Box office at 519-578-1570 or visit the Centre in the Square website to purchase tickets online.
  • Ticket purchases available at the door.

Concert Date

  • Sunday, January 11th, 2015

Concert Start Time

  • 3:00PM

Location


 

 


The Mystery Solved

Contributed by admin on Jul 23, 2014

with guests Derek Conrod and Joe Sharp
Sunday, January 18th, 2015


Natural HornHave you ever watched a horn player perform and wondered how on earth they change the pitch of their instruments with only 3 keys? Well, if you think that’s hard, it gets a whole lot crazier with the natural horn and zero keys.Tafelmusik's principal horn Derek Conrod and his protégé, Joe Sharp join NBBP with a virtuosic concerto for 2 horns by Vivaldi, as well as excerpts from Handel’s Water Music. Along the way they promise to solve the mystery of the valveless horn in a surprising demonstration that will leave you awestruck and thinking “How do they DO that??” Not to be outdone, the NBBP strings will offer a Vivaldi double violin concerto of their own as well as a sparkling string sinfonia by Johann Stamitz.

TICKETS

  • $25 Regular and Seniors / Student (*with ID) FREE (LIMITED NUMBERS OF TICKETS)
        

     
  • Ticket purchases available at the door.
  • Tickets Available from the NBBP Box-Office (TBA)

CONCERT DATE

  • Sunday, January 18th, 2015

CONCERT START TIME

  • 3:00PM

LOCATION

  • The Church of St. John The Evangelist (Anglican)
    23 Water Street North
    Kitchener ON
    N2H 5A4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

"Messiah Sing-Along" Fundraiser and Performance

Contributed by admin on Jul 23, 2014

Saturday, March 28th, 2015 ~ Sing-Along Messiah
Sunday, March 29th, 2015 ~ Messiah Performance

Haendel 1733Following the unqualified success of last season’s Messiah performance, the Nota Bene Baroque Players have decided, by popular demand, to repeat both the Sing-Along and performance of Handel’s great masterpiece. Again this year, these will take place one week before Easter, just as the composer intended. Howard Dyck will conduct the the Nota Bene Baroque Players & Singers and four outstanding soloists in what is easily the most beloved choral work in the English-speaking world.

Handel’s Messiah may indeed be the most familiar choral/orchestral work in the entire musical canon. However, the authenticity of performance made possible by the exceptional calibre of the Nota Bene Baroque Players & Singers gives this perennial favourite a freshness and spontaneity rarely heard heard anywhere else.   

TICKETS

  • Sing-Along Tickets (March 28th): Pay What You Can
    (Feel free to call and reserve your ticket [226-808-9567 - leave a message!] OR
    reserve your FREE ticket on our on-line NBBP Box-Office (TBA))
         
  • Messiah Performance (March 29th) Tickets:
    $35 Regular and Seniors / StudentS (*with ID) FREE (LIMITED NUMBERS OF TICKETS)
     
  • Ticket purchase available at the door
  • Ticket reservations by phone: 226-808-9567 
  • Ticket purchase from locations in the Region of Waterloo (TBA)
  • Tickets for Both Performances Available from the NBBP Box-Office (TBA)

CONCERT DATES

  • Saturday, March 28th, 2015 ~ Sing-Along Messiah
  • Sunday, March 29th, 2015 ~ Messiah Performance

CONCERT START TIME

  • 2PM ~ For Both Events

LOCATION


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

For Two to Play

Contributed by admin on Jul 22, 2014

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

 

Two HarpsichordsThe seventeenth-century harpsichord maker Jean Denis called the harpsichord “the most perfect instrument of all instruments”.  How does one improve upon perfection?  By bringing two harpsichords together, of course!  Guest harpsichordist Cynthia Hiebert joins Borys Medicky in a concert of solos and concerti for two harpsichords by J.S. Bach, C.P.E Bach, Gaspard Le Roux, Antonio Soler, Johann Krebs and François Couperin.

* Part of the "Classics at the Registry" concert series. 

 


Tickets

  • Adults: $28.00 / Seniors: $25.00 / eyeGO & university: $5.00 / Under 12 - FREE
  • Advance tickets for all concerts can be purchased through the Centre in the Square Box office at 519-578-1570 or visit the Centre in the Square website to purchase tickets online.
  • Ticket purchases available at the door.

Concert Date

  • Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Concert Start Time

  • 3:00PM

Location