Announcing Lyra’s 2022-2023 Season!

Season and individual tickets now on sale

Enjoy our five stunning orchestra concerts and eight chamber programs live in St. Paul and Rochester, MN, or via livestream!

Lyra Baroque Orchestra is committed to the safety of our musicians and our audience. Please take a moment to read our Covid-19 Health and Safety Policy before attending a performance.

Chamber Concert VI

Far from the Triumphing Court

Seventeenth-century England was a hotbed of religious and political upheaval. It also saw the emergence of “broken consorts”—collections of dissimilar instruments playing together in chamber settings. Hear how composers such as John Dowland, William Lawes, and Thomas Morley managed to survive and create music of unearthly beauty (even for these motley ensembles) when they found themselves at odds with the church and crown.

Curtis Foster, recorders
Ginna Watson, violin
Julie Elhard, treble and bass viols
Phillip Rukavina, lute

Thursday, February 16, 2023
7:30 p.m.
Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester, MN

Friday, February 17, 2023 
12 noon
The Baroque Room, St. Paul, MN

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Chamber Concert V

Basses, Bach, and Bassoon!

Ground Bass welcomes Joseph Jones in music from Bach’s cantatas with bassoon obligato, a Buxtehude basses-only extravaganza, and Couperin’s La Forqueray for solo harpsichord.

Julie Elhard, viola da gamba
Eva Lymenstull, viola da gamba and violoncello
Tulio Rondón, piccolo cello and violoncello
Sara Thompson, bass
Jacques Ogg, harpsichord
Joseph Jones, bassoon

Wednesday, January 18, 2023
7:30 p.m.
WSU – DuFresne Performing Arts Center – Recital Hall
175 West Mark Street
Winona, MN. 55987

Thursday, January 19, 2023 – CANCELED due to inclement weather
7:30 p.m.
Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester , MN

Friday, January 20, 2023
12 noon
The Baroque Room, St. Paul, MN