Upcoming Events | 2018 - 2019 Season


Details of future Great Lakes Baroque performances will be announced soon.






Events from our Third Season, 2017 - 2018


15 June 2018: Great Lakes Baroque brewed fun with an all-Bach program

Great Lakes Baroque presents an All-Bach Program in Milwaukee’s Cabot Theatre, 15 June 2018 — TWO PERFORMANCES!

Great Lakes Baroque founders and internationally-renowned harpsichordists Jory Vinikour and Philippe LeRoy and The Great Lakes Baroque Ensemble were joined by soprano Kristin Knutson, tenor Scott Brunscheen, bass Ryan de Ryke, violinist Allison Nyquist, and flautist Leela Breithaupt in two performances of an all-Bach program including Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 (BWV 1050), Concerto for two harpsichords in C major (BWV 1061), the cantata ‘Non sa che sia dolore’ (BWV 209), and ‘Schweight stille, plaudert nicht’ (BWV 211), the effervescent ‘Coffee Cantata.’

15 June 2018
4:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Cabot Theatre at Broadway Theatre Center
158 N. Broadway
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202



26, 27, 28 January 2018: John Blow’s Venus and Adonis and Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas

Great Lakes Baroque and Florentine Opera present John Blow’s VENUS AND ADONIS and Henry Purcell’s DIDO AND AENEAS [Image © by Florentine Opera]

Great Lakes Baroque co-founder and Artistic Director Jory Vinikour led a cast including Sandra Piques Eddy, Alisa Jordheim, Leroy Y. Davis, Colleen Brooks, and Randall Scotting and Great Lakes Baroque Ensemble in performances of an enchanting double bill of Baroque operas from Seventeenth-Century England, John Blow’s Venus and Adonis and Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.

26, 27, and 28 January 2018
Florentine Opera
Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
123 State Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202



13 October 2017: Music for the Last Queen

Great Lakes Baroque presents MUSIC FOR THE LAST QUEEN - Friday, 13 October 2017

Acclaimed violinist Allison Edberg Nyquist and cellist Paul Dwyer joined keyboard virtuoso and Great Lakes Baroque co-founder Philippe LeRoy in Music for the Last Queen, a delightful programme featuring music by French composers active in the last quarter of the Eighteenth Century. Composers whose music will be performed include Jean-Jacques Beauvarlet-Charpentier, Armand-Louis Couperin, Jean-Baptiste Janson, Amédée Rasetti, Nicolas Séjan, and Simon Simon.

Friday, 13 October 2017, 7:30 PM [Pre-performance lecture at 6:30 PM]
North Shore Congregational Church
7330 North Santa Monica Boulevard
Fox Point, WI 53217




Events from our Second Season, 2016 - 2017


16 June 2017: Rachel Barton Pine returns!

Great Lakes Baroque presents RACHEL BARTON PINE and JORY VINIKOUR in performance of music by Johann Sebastian Bach

Acclaimed violinist Rachel Barton Pine returned to Great Lakes Baroque, joining Jory Vinikour in performances of four Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord obbligato by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Friday, 16 June 2017, 7:00 PM
North Shore Congregational Church
7330 North Santa Monica Boulevard
Fox Point, WI 53217


24 March 2017: Great Lakes Baroque presents Suzanne Lommler, mezzo-soprano

Great Lakes Baroque presents mezzo-soprano SUZANNE LOMMLER

In recent seasons, brilliant young mezzo-soprano Suzanne Lommler has garnered rave reviews for her performances with Chicago's Haymarket Opera Company. With Jory Vinikour on harpsichord and fortepiano and Paul Dwyer on Baroque cello, Suzanne performed music by Georg Friedrich Händel, Franz Joseph Haydn, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Friday, 24 March 2017, 7:00 PM
North Shore Congregational Church
7330 North Santa Monica Boulevard
Fox Point, WI 53217


18 November 2016: Fireworks for Two Harpsichords!

Celebrating the release of their Delos recording of Padre Antonio Soler's Six Concerti for Two Harpsichords, Great Lakes Baroque founders Philippe LeRoy and Jory Vinikour performed music for two harpsichords by Soler, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Johann Christian Bach, and other composers.

Friday, 18 November 2016, 7:00 PM
North Shore Congregational Church
7330 North Santa Monica Boulevard
Fox Point, WI 53217



Events from our First Season, 2015 - 2016


♪ SPECIAL EVENT ♪
17 June 2016: Rachel Barton Pine and Jory Vinikour play J. S. Bach

Internationally-acclaimed violinist RACHEL BARTON PINE and harpsichordist and GLB founder JORY VINIKOUR, joining forces to play music by J. S. Bach on 17 June 2016 [Photos © by Lisa-Marie Mazzucco (Rachel Barton Pine) and Nuccio di Nuzzo (Jory Vinikour); used with permission]

Internationally-acclaimed violinist Rachel Barton Pine joined Jory Vinikour for a special performance featuring works by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Photos © by Lisa-Marie Mazzucco (Rachel Barton Pine) and Nuccio di Nuzzo (Jory Vinikour); used with permission.

Friday, 17 June 2016, 7:00 PM
North Shore Congregational Church
7330 North Santa Monica Boulevard
Fox Point, WI 53217


17 April 2016: The Virtuoso Flute

Baroque flautist STEPHEN SCHULTZ, guest artist with GLB on 17 April 2016 [Photo © by Stephen Schultz; used with permission]

Baroque flautist Stephen Schultz joined Baroque violinist Allison Edberg Nyquist, Baroque cellist Craig Trompeter, and harpsichordist Jory Vinikour in performances of virtuoso chamber works for flute.

Sunday, 17 April 2016, 5:00 PM
North Shore Congregational Church
7330 North Santa Monica Boulevard
Fox Point, WI 53217


28 February 2016: From Westminster to Wisconsin - If music be the food of love

Sopranos CHELSEA MORRIS and ERICA SCHULLER, appearing with GLB on 28 February 2016 [Photos © by Chelsea Morris & Erica Schuller; used with permission]

Featuring songs and duets by Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695), If music be the food of love united sopranos Chelsea Morris and Erica Schuller with the instrumental trio of David Walker (theorbo), Craig Trompeter (Baroque cello and viola da gamba), and Great Lakes Baroque founder Jory Vinikour (harpsichord) in performances of music by England's greatest composer of the Seventeenth Century.

Sunday, 28 February 2016, 5:00 PM
North Shore Congregational Church
7330 North Santa Monica Boulevard
Fox Point, WI 53217


13 September 2015: Io vidi in terra

Presenting a programme of Italian songs and duets from the Seventeenth Century, Io vidi in terra brought internationally-renowned soloists mezzo-soprano Céline Ricci and countertenor José Lemos together with Deborah Fox on theorbo and Baroque guitar, Baroque cellist Craig Trompeter, and harpsichordist Jory Vinikour. The music of Claudio Monteverdi, Marco da Gagliano, Barbara Strozzi, Tarquinio Merula, Agostino Steffani, and other composers resounded in Great Lakes Baroque's first concert.

Sunday, 13 September 2015, 7:30 PM
St. Joseph's Convent Chapel
Milwaukee, WI 53215