THE CAPE TOWN BAROQUE FESTIVAL
Cape Town’s foremost baroque music ensemble, Camerata Tinta Barocca (CTB), will present the first Cape Town Baroque Festival in September 2017 – and plans to present it annually!
The 2017 festival will be held from Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 September 2017.
Baroque musicians from across South Africa have been invited to perform at the 2017 festival, which will feature works by 17th and 18th century composers. The festival will be held mainly at the St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Green Point, Cape Town, which has been CTB’s home for a number of years.
Over the past five years, great strides have been made in South Africa in the field of historical performance and early music. With the festival, CTB aims to bring together early musicians from across the country in order to build a tightly-knit historical performance community – a creative exchange that is very valuable and necessary in this field.
The festival will see the first collaboration between CTB and the Durban-based ensemble Baroque2000, who, along with CTB, is the only other ensemble in South Africa that perform 18th century orchestral music on a regular basis.