Baroque Chamber Orchestra

Aldo Abreu, Director

This ensemble is open by audition to upper intermediate players. This orchestra specializes in virtuoso music from the Baroque period (1600-1750) and features the works of Vivaldi, Bach, Corelli, Telemann, and Marcello among others. BCO also participates in several masterclasses with renowned guest artists who specialize in Baroque music. Prior guest artists have included Martin Pearlman of Boston Baroque, violinist Christopher Verrette of Tafelmusik, cellist Phoebe Carrai, harpsichordist Kenneth Cooper, violist Joan Ellersick, and cellist Dan Ryan of Musicians of the Old Post Road. Additionally, members of this group are able to audition to perform a Baroque concerto with the orchestra. While orchestra assignments are made by level, not age, most members are in grades 7-12.

Rehearsals: Saturday, 8:00-10:00 AM

Audition Information

New this year, NEC Prep will be reviewing all large ensemble auditions via video. For more information, please click here. Fall auditions are available on a space-availability basis.

2019-2020 Concert Dates

January 12, 2020
Baroque Ensembles at 11:30am in NEC's Williams Hall

May 10, 2020
Baroque Ensembles at 11:30am in NEC's Williams Hall

For Current Students


19-20 Baroque Chamber Orchestra Rehearsal Calendar

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Attendance is required at all regularly scheduled classes, rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and performances. The full attendance policy may be reviewed here.

Still have questions?

E-mail the Preparatory School Office at or call (617) 585-1160.