“The pleasure in music making, replete with smiles among them as they play, is tangible. It is a joyous thing to behold.”

–Rochester Post-Bulletin

May Concerts Cancelled: A Message from our Executive Director

April 6, 2020

Dear Lyra Friends,

We are sad to announce the cancellation of Lyra’s May concert and Celebration Ball. It has become clear that cancelling these events is the best action to take to help ensure the safety of our musicians and all of you in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

During these unprecedented and uncertain times Lyra needs your support. We are committed to paying our musicians at least 50% of their concert fees as they face months of lost work and growing financial instability. If it is financially possible for you, please consider these options:

  1. Click here to donate online to Lyra
  2. Donate the cost of your ticket to Lyra
  3. Request vouchers to use next season
  4. Request a refund

You may write to me at tami@lyrabaroque.org to make these requests.

In the meantime, we have decided to resurrect the Lyra Ledger to help us stay connected while socially distancing. Subscribe to our Newsletter by entering your email at the bottom of the page, or by contacting info@lyrabaroque.org. This week’s edition includes:

  • Passaggi Flashback – watch videos from Lyra’s Jan 25, 2020 performance with Bruce Dickey, cornetto
  • Q&A With Lyra Musicians – if you have your own questions to ask, for the group or for specific musicians, write to cassidy@lyrabaroque.org
  • Upcoming Live Stream Concerts – information about concerts online given by Jennifer Lang (violin) and Charles Asch (cello)

As always, we are sending our best to you, your neighbors, and the entire community—with hopes to stay healthy and help each other during this difficult time.

Tami Morse
executive director


Lyra’s first recording in 13 years is now available. Hear “Allegro Assai,” the first track from C.P.E. Bach Concertos:

Buy the CD online or at any of our upcoming events!


Lyra is entering its 35th year of performing early music on period instruments.

Take a look at our 2019-2020 brochure here.


Watch Lyra’s artistic director Jacques Ogg perform J.S. Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in F-sharp Minor (BWV 859) for the Netherlands Bach Society’s ongoing project, All of Bach. This project seeks to record all of Bach’s works and provide free online access to each recording. Visit Jacques’ All of Bach page to watch him perform this beautiful piece, and to hear an interview about how Jacques started playing harpsichord, why he loves Bach, and how he feels about F-sharp minor.

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