Music City Baroque continues to bring a fresh perspective to the beautiful and enduring music of the Baroque era. The music of composers such as Bach and Vivaldi — expressive, elegant, and passionate — continues to move people today, hundreds of years after it was written. Winning praise for their "lively and joyous approach," the musicians use authentic instruments and style to recreate the original sound of the music.
Founded by organist and conducter Murray Somerville, Music City Baroque has brought early music to Nashville audiences for over ten years. A few highlights include performances of J.S. Bach's B Minor Mass and St. Matthew Passion, and performances with renowned early music specialists such as Monica Huggett and Robert Mealy.
Now under the artistic leadership of violinist Allison Nyquist, Music City Baroque continues its tradition of exciting programs of great music that create an awareness of the history, context, and tradition behind the music and how that enhances how we experience the music, and of collaborations with guest artists, educational institutions and arts organizations.