English

GÖTEBORG BAROQUE is a Swedish music ensemble that focuses on Swedish, German, and Italian music from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The ensemble consists of eight singers and twenty-three musicians performing on period instruments. Since 2004, Göteborg Baroque has held its own concert series in the German Church in Gothenburg. Their programmes feature both major standard works such as Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s St John Passion as well as an ongoing exploration of the unknown gems hidden in the Düben collection (Uppsala University Library), the world’s largest collection of original scores from the baroque era.

Göteborg Baroque regularly tours Sweden and Europe and has released two CDs. Their debut CD from 2007 was entirely devoted to music by Dieterich Buxtehude and was followed in 2010 by “Ach Swea Thron” containing festival music from the Düben Collection including music by Christian Geist, Johann Valentin Meder, Franz Tunder as well as Buxtehude.

Both CDs have been released by Footprint Records (Sweden) and are distributed by Naxos Sweden. (distribution in the UK: Discovery Records)