Founded in 2008, our mission is to provide exceptional performances of sublime masterworks from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries on instruments peculiar to the period in which the music was composed. Our repertoire also includes commissioned works and traditional music from around the world, following a practice used by many Baroque composers.
Grand Cru (great growth) is a classification of an entity's potential to produce something superb. It also refers to any item of high quality, or the quality of a region or area.
The core ensemble is transverse flute or recorder, and theorbo, lute, Baroque guitar, or oud. We are regularly assisted by performers of viola da gamba, Baroque cello, harpsichord, Baroque violin, lute/guitar, and voice.
The ensemble, in diverse configurations, is available for concerts, workshops, and short-term residencies.