Glorious Revolution

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We’re back in full force in 2016 with two great big shows: Handel’s Messiah with Flying Forms AND a major project of Italian Mannerist music from the late Renaissance and early Baroque, featuring 6 singers and 6 instruments, supported by the Metropolitan Regional Art Council.

But this OCTOBER, we’re excited to join the first ever St. Paul Classical Music Crawl, a Knight Challenge winning project! We’ll be at the Baroque Room from noon to 2pm with Handel, Luzzaschi, Monteverdi and more.


Giuseppe Arcimboldo, 1573

During the Classical Music Crawl, ensembles perform 15-minute blocks of music in a variety of venues, including small spaces such as The Baroque Room and spaces with cathedral-like acoustics such as Union Depot.

Another cool element of the Crawl is that you can register for guided tours led by personalities from Minnesota Public Radio. For details about the tours, visit the Crawl website to register.

And you can hear early music throughout the day, including:

*Apollo Master Chorale
*Lyra Baroque Orchestra
*Cerulean Fire
*Bach Society of Minnesota
*Consortium Carissimi

Hope to see you there!!

Monteverdi madrigals at The Baroque Room

Sunday, May 3, 2015 *7:30PM

*****The Baroque Room season brochure originally advertised this concert at a different time. Please note: we start at 7:30PM

Who wants to hear Carrie, Angie, and Clara sing trios? How about Nick and Andrew singing duets? Well, we’ve got duets, trios, AND madrigals for 5 and 6 voices coming up!!

Angela Grundstand and Carrie Henneman Shaw, sopranos
*David Echelard and Clara Osowski, mystery middle voices
Nicholas Chalmers and Roy Heilman, tenors
Andrew Kane, no label can contain this creature
*John McDaris, bass

* – Glorious Revolution Baroque debut!

Oh – did I forget to mention DAVID DOUGLASS is back to teach us the Zen of early Italian Baroque style?

David Douglass and Miriam Scholz-Carlson, baroque violins
Tulio Rondón, baroque cello
Tami Morse, harpsichord

I’d say ‘we can’t wait’, but just over a week away, so not much waiting needed!!

Germany through the Baroque: Biber, Buxtehude, Bach

Coming in February 2015!!

Glorious Revolution welcomes guest players Joseph Jones (baroque bassoon), Tulio Rondón (baroque cello), and singers Linda Kachelmeier, Nicholas Chalmers, and Andrew Kane, for a program of German Baroque music.

Featuring: G Major toccata for solo keyboard, Biber Passacaglia in D minor for solo violin, and Bach Violin sonata in A major, and Bach’s cantata 150 “Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich”.

Sunday, February 22 *3:00pm
Tickets $15/$10

For tickets, visit The Baroque Room website.

May 17 *8PM – More Duelling Instruments

Gabriel Shuford

Guest soloist Gabriel Shuford, Arharpsichord

May 17 *8PM at the Baroque Room
Tickets $15/$10

Following up on our two violin program, we have a concert of music for *two harpsichords*, featuring GloRev harpsichordist Tami Morse and guest artist Gabriel Shuford.

New York-based Gabriel Shuford is proficient in a wide range of styles, from historical performance, to concert music of the 21st century, to jazz and blues. He performs throughout North America and abroad, and is the recipient of several awards, including the 2011 Baron Prize from Stony Brook University, and top-prize at the 2007 Mae and Irving Jurow International Harpsichord Competition.

Our program will include BACH Concerti for two harpsichords in C Major and C Minor, Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, and BOCCHERINI Concerto for cello in D Major 

Gabriel Shuford and Tami Morse, harpsichord
John West, recorder
Carrie Henneman Shaw, soprano
Miriam Scholz-Carlson and Marc Levine, baroque violin
Tulio Rondón, baroque cello

April 12 *8PM at the Baroque Room — Crossbows rescheduled

We’re happy to announce that Crossbows, Italy and Germany Baroque music for two violins, with guest violinist David Douglass, has been rescheduled for April 12.

Here’s a preview of the program!

Ciaconna Giovanni, Felice Sances (ca. 1600-1679)
La Ciaconna, Tarquinio Merula (1594-1665)

Passacaglia, Biagio Marini (1594-1663)
Canciona la preciosa, Andrea Falconieri (1586–1656)

Toccata VII from Book II, Girolamo Alessandro Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
La Folia, Michel Faronell (c. 1687), arr. David Douglass (2010)


L’Appiana, Merula
La Ruggiera, Merula

La Bergamesca. Marco Uccellini (1603-1680)

Sonata #4, Johann Rosenmüller (1619-1684)

Sonata #4, Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (1623-1680)

Mystery Sonata #1, The Annunciation, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber von Biber (1644-1704

Die Frohlichkeit acht’ keinen Neid, Adam Krieger (1634-1666)
Ihr bleibet nicht Bestand verpflicht’, Krieger
Rinckauer Wein der schmeckt recht rein, Krieger

Carrie Henneman Shaw, soprano


Our violin program scheduled for this weekend has been postponed due to travel disruptions. We’re working on a new date and will announce it here and on Facebook as soon as possible.

Thanks for your support!

Next UP!

Saturday, January 11, 2014 *8PM
The Baroque Room, St. Paul
$15/$10 – Adults/senior & students
Tickets available at


Carrie Henneman Shaw, soprano
David Douglass and Miriam Scholz-Carlson, baroque violins
Tami Morse, harpsichord
Tulio Rondon, viola da gamba

Renowned violinist David Douglass joins Glorious Revolution for a concert of some of the earliest music written specifically for the violin. These works give a sense of the emergence of virtuosic violin playing in the different styles of countries across Europe and include Sances, Merula, Marini, Falconieri, Faronell, Uccellini, Rosenmüller, Schmelzer, Biber, with songs by Adam Krieger.

Tickets for March 8 and 9 concerts

For those of you who have recently attempted to buy advance tickets for the Friday night show at the Baroque Room, they are experiencing a technical problem, so the ticket-buying site is down.

If you *really* want to request tickets in advance, e-mail Carrie at, and I’ll add your name to the list. You’ll be able to pay at the door.

Thanks, and hope to see you there!!

A New Dawn in France, 1716

Paris After the Sun King

March 8 *8PM, The Baroque Room, St. Paul
March 9 *7PM, St. Edward’s the Confessor, Wayzata

Featuring guest artists – tenors Nicholas Chalmers & Andrew Kane; Craig Trompeter, viola da gamba; and Immanuel Davis, traverso.


We invite you to explore this critical moment in French history – the year after the death Louis XIV, one of the most culturally transformative rulers in European history. With the newly crowned 6-year-old Louis XV and his surrogate ruler, Phillipe II Duc d’Orleans, now ruling over France, composers faced the challenge of reading the tea leaves and trying to figure out how they would survive and thrive as instruments and musical form fell out of favor to be replaced by the newest whims of the social elite and the bourgeois public.

Through a variety of works published in 1716 — from Francois Couperin’s landmark harpsichord manual, ‘L’art de toucher’, to Montéclair’s nearly operatic cantata ‘Pyrame et Thisbé’ to the twilight of gamba virtuosity in Marin Marais’ ‘Le Labyrinthe’, we hope you can indulge with us in the sensual intensity of late Baroque Paris!

Tickets are $15/adult and $10/seniors and students, and are available in advance for Friday night’s performance at Tickets are also available at the door both Friday and Saturday.


Next weekend – The 1685 extravaganza!

Greetings, friends!

We’re kicking off 2013 with a program dedicated to one of the most important years in Baroque music history – 1685!

Friday through Sunday, January 11 – 13, we’re partnering with the Twin Cities Lute Co-op to present the Twin Cities Baroque Festival, a mini-festival celebrating the Baroque’s most auspicious birth year – 1685, the year of Bach, Handel, and Scarlatti. However! – our festival is not just about what these giant composers created – but rather what created them! Glorious Revolution Baroque and Terzetti Lute Duo present concerts exploring the conditions that paved the way for the late Baroque’s iconic class of 1685.

With guest artists Angela Grundstad and Kim Sueoka, sopranos; Clara Osowski and Linda Kachelmeier, mezzosopranos; Brian Link, countertenor; tenors Nicholas Chalmers and Andrew Kane; and bass-baritone Jon Ten Brink; baroque violinist Jin Kim and baroque violist Jennifer Kalika, Glorious Revolution’s 1685 concert presents works composed or published in 1685 by Purcell, Lully, Charpentier, and Corelli! See below for details on this and other events in the festival.

Friday – Glorious Revolution Baroque – 1685 Concert *8PM, The Baroque Room
Saturday – Young Artists Play Bach – *4PM, The Baroque Room
Saturday – Terzetti Lute Duo – *7:30PM, Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Paul
Sunday – Glorious Revolution Barouqe – 1685 Concert *7PM, The Baroque Room

1685 – Purcell, Lully, Corelli, Charpentier

Glorious Revolution Baroque at The Baroque Room
Friday, January 11, 2013 *8PM
Sunday, January 13, 2013 *7PM

Admission: $15, adults; $10 students and seniors

Available at the door or online at

Young Artists Play Bach
Glorious Revolution Baroque at the Baroque Room
Saturday, January 12, 2013 *4:00 – 5:00PM

Admission: Free!

Miriam Scholz-Carlson invites instrumental students at any level to bring their favorite Bach to play at the Baroque Room. First come, first served. Doors will be open throughout and any and all instruments are welcome. To participate, contact Miriam at [The Baroque Room has a harpsichord available. Please contact for more information.]

The Terzetti Lute Duo
Phillip Rukavina and Thomas Walker Jr.
with special guest
Sahar Hassan, soprano
Presented in cooperation with In cooperation with the Twin Cities Lute Co-op

Saturday, January 12, 2013 *7:30PM

Immanuel Lutheran Church
104 Snelling Avenue, St. Paul

Joined by Twin Cities soprano Sahar Hassan, Terzetti Lute Duo performs music for two lutes, and Baroque songs with lute accompaniment, in a program that illustrates the evolution of the lute through 1685 (and a bit beyond), from one-man madrigal ensemble to virtuosic soloist to dramatic improviser.

For more information call 651-699-1808. Tickets available at the door only. Suggested donation $10.00

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