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Adelaide Baroque began in 1977 establishing a tradition in the field of authentic early music performance. It has performed known baroque repertoire and freshly discovered and newly commissioned works. Adelaide baroque has staged well-regarded baroque master class programs, performed internationally to critical acclaim, undertaking tours to Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and mainland China and commissioned a series of new works for period instruments from composers including Tristram Cary, Quentin Grant, Natalie Williams and Anne Cawrse.


  • Lynton Rivers - recorder
  • Jayne Varnish - recorder
  • Katrina Brown - harpsichord
  • Kat Stevens - violin

Adelaide Baroque’s lead ensemble has performed with leading national and international baroque musicians in their concerts. In recent years they have included:

  • 2012 - Robert MacFarlane (tenor), Tim Marks (bass), Catherine Finnis (cello), Graham Strahle (viola da gamba)
  • 2011 - Early Dance Consort (Sydney), Emma Horwood (soprano), Louisa Perfect (soprano),Thomas Flint (bass) 
  • 2010 - Jane Downer (oboe ,UK), Laura Vaughan (viola da gambe and cello, Melbourne)
  • 2009 - Lucinda Moon (violin)
  • 2008 - Syntony (choir), Anne Cawrse (composer)
  • 2007 - David Coomber-Kitgaard (recorder, New Zealand), Natalie Williams (composer)
  • 2006 - Sally-Anne Russell (soprano), Julie Hewison (violin, Melbourne), Miriam Morris (viola da gamba, Melbourne), Laura Vaughan (viola da gamba, Melbourne)
  • 2005 - Lucinda Moon (violin), Ben Dollman (violin), Jane Downer (oboe, UK)
  • 2004 - Kate Morgan (cello, Sydney), Rosalind Halton (harpsichord, Newcastle)
  • 2003 - Sally Anne Russell (soprano), Kate Morgan (cello)
  • 2002 - Hans Maria Kneihs (recorder, Vienna), Marion Middenway (cello, Paris), John O’Donnell (organ/harpsichord)
  • 2001 - Early Dance Consort (Sydney), Antony Chesterman (oboe, Sydney)
  • 2000 - Alison Crum and Roy Marks (viola da gamba, UK)