SEICENTO BAROQUE ENSEMBLE
- Arts & Culture
LocationPO BOX 171BOULDER, CO 80306 United States
The group is an auditioned chamber choir which uses historically-informed performance practices and period instruments as it brings to life works by Monteverdi, Carissimi, Schütz, Purcell, Biber, Mielczewski, Scheidt, Charpentier, Vejvanovsky and other baroque composers. Seicento Baroque Ensemble’s concerts are performed with vocal soloists as well as baroque strings, violas da gamba, harpsichord, recorders, sackbuts, baroque flute and oboe, all who specialize in historic performance.
With a name inspired by the Italian word Seicento which means "six hundred" and refers to the culturally rich 1600s in Italy, the Seicento Baroque Ensemble was founded in 2011 to fill a void in the Colorado choral scene by performing worthy but rarely-heard music of the early baroque musical period.