Grand Cru Baroque

Presented by Baroque Northwest
              a 501(c)(3) organization

Welcome to Grand Cru Baroque!

Founded in 2008, our mission is to provide exceptional performances of sublime masterworks from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. Our repertoire also includes commissioned works and traditional music from around the world, following a practice used by many Baroque composers.

Baroque Northwest is the presenting organization for the Grand Cru Baroque ensemble. The organization also presents workshops directed by members of the ensemble and occasionally by visiting artists. We are not a presenting organization for other ensembles. We are, however, interested in learning about individual artists. Please feel free to send us URLs of your work..

News & Events

After sixteen years of a public concert subscription series, we are changing our performance model. We will still give public concerts in the Seattle area, as well as in Oregon, but our current focus is fundraising for recording projects and concerts based on each recording. Before recording each project we will advertise a public concert of the material. You may contribute to the recording projects by clicking HERE, and then choose the project or projects to support. Using an eighteenth-century model, the performance and subsequent recording will take place after we have reached our fundraising goals.

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Projects and Concerts

For 2014-15 our projects will be produced using an 18th-century model: a performance (and recording) will take place once we have achieved our fundraising goals.

Our current projects (and accompanying concerts) are listed below. Please support our endeavors by clicking on the highlighted link below and make a tax-deductible contribution to the project of your choice. Think of your contribution as an investment in sonic art.

Recording 1: Michel Blavet (1700-1765), Troisième livre de sonates (1740)

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Recording 2: Baroque and Far From Home: Music from 18th-century New Orleans for voices and instruments (Ursuline Manuscript, 1736)

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