Concerts & Events

Delights from the Cape Town Baroque Orchestra, South Africa

At the tip of Africa the Cape Town Baroque Orchestra drives a newly flourishing Early Music Scene under Artistic Director Erik Dippenaar. The Orchestra includes some of South Africa’s finest musicians and vocalists who mainly perform music of the 18th century. Here are two recent recordings by the Orchestra. In the first, the Orchestra plays William Hayes’ (1708-1777) delightful, joyous Harpsichord concerto in G major with Erik Dippenaar directing from harpsichord. The second recording is one of a series in which Orchestra members explore early repertoire originally written to be played and sung at home – Lynelle Kenned (Soprano) and Erik Dippenaar (Early Keyboardist) perform.