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Upcoming Performances

Recent Performances

Key'mon Murrah, countertenor

Wednesday, July 26, 2023, 7:15pm

In concert with Bourbon Baroque

University of Louisville School of Music

Comstock Hall

105 W Brandeis Ave.

Louisville, Kentucky 40208


New Lens: Philip Glass

Sunday July 17, 2022 7pm

Bourbon Baroque performs the music of American minimalist icon Philip Glass.

90.5 WUOL Classical Louisville and 21c Museum Hotel present New Lens, a series of concerts and conversations exploring diverse and intriguing sounds and ideas in new music, art, and society.

21c Museum Hotel Louisville

Atrium Gallery

700 West Main Street

Louisville, Kentucky 40202


Nicolas Fortin Memorial Concert

Saturday June 4, 2022 5pm

Featuring past scholarship recipients:

Wei-Shuan Yu, viola da gamba ('17)

Paulina Francisco, soprano ('18)

Seth van Embden, viola ('19)

Michael Delfin, harpsichord ('21)

Logan Street Market

1001 Logan Street

Louisville, KY 40204

$20 suggested donation

All proceeds to benefit

The Nicolas Fortin Scholarship

Kentucky Opera: Orfeo

Friday, February 11, 2022, 8pm
Sunday, February 13, 2022, 2 pm

Music by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Libretto by Ranieri de’ Calzabigi

Presented in collaboration with Louisville Ballet

Featuring Bourbon Baroque

What would you do for a second chance?

This 90-minute emotional roller coaster ride will leave you breathless with a reminder to cherish those you love.

Don’t miss director Kelly Kitchens’ moving, contemporary approach to the Greek myth. Produced in collaboration with Louisville Ballet, Orfeo features thrilling choreography by Robert Curran who brings Gluck’s famous ballet sequences to life.

Judith Yan conducts the period instrumentalists of Bourbon Baroque in one of opera’s most beautiful scores. Celebrated mezzo-soprano Catherine Martin stars in the title role with acclaimed sopranos Flora Hawk and Catherine Goode rounding out this trio of dazzling singing actors.

Sung in Italian with English captions.

Brown Theatre
315 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202

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Händel's Messiah w/ Bourbon Baroque

Saturday, November 27, 2021, 8pm
Sunday November 28, 2021, 3pm

Bourbon Baroque presents:
MESSIAH by George Frideric Händel
-an oratorio in three parts-

Performed LIVE on period instruments with a chamber choir of Early Music specialists.

The most performed and recognizable choral work of the Baroque canon, George Frideric Händel's oratorio Messiah is celebrated annually each holiday season across the globe. A handful of these performances have the added nuance of the period instrument sound achieved only by experts in the field of the historical performance practice.

Now in its ninth year, Bourbon Baroque's energetic interpretation has remained Kentucky and Southern Indiana's only complete historically informed performance of this hallowed work. Characterized by its chamber choir of only twelve Baroque aficionados, Bourbon Baroque sets an intimate yet dramatic tone for this seasonal benchmark each Thanksgiving weekend.

With talent from across the country, our audience enjoys a fresh performance that establishes the beginning of the holiday season and has quickly become a mainstay of Louisville's highly anticipated cultural festivities.

Calvary Episcopal Church
821 S. Fourth Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40203

Free Admission

with ONE non-perishable donation to

Dorothy Jones Food Pantry

Urban Bourbon Concert Tour

Friday, October 29, 2021 thru Sunday, October 31, 2021


The music of Johann Sebastian Bach
1st Orchestral Suite in C Major (BWV 1066)
Ein Feste Burg ist unser Gott (BWV 80)

Josefien Stoppelenburg, soprano
Allison Gish, mezzo-soprano
Zackery Morris, tenor
David Rugger, bass
Alice Culin-Ellison, Sarah Cranor, violin
Allison Monroe, viola
Lara Turner, cello
Phil Spray, violone
Sarah Schilling, Luke Conklin, oboe
Kelsey Schilling, bassoon

John Austin Clark, harpsichord/organ

Cash libations / Cash comestibles

Get Tickets:

Weekend Pass

Entry for all 3 concerts

Copper & Kings

Friday October 29, 2021, 8PM

Peerless Distillery

Saturday October 30, 2021, 8PM

Noble Funk Brewery

Sunday October 31, 2021, 3PM

Messiah 2020: In Soli - tüde

Sundays in Advent, 3PM


A four-part online documentary on one of the most celebrated works of the Baroque canon, from the perspective of the musicians under the yoke of a global pandemic.
Bourbon Baroque presents the "solo" material from Händel's oratorio Messiah, including a behind the scenes look of the production process, interviews with stakeholders, and illuminating one-on-one conversations with the musicians on how they have navigated the Covid-19 experience.

ADVENT I (Nov. 29): David Rugger, bass-baritone
ADVENT II (Dec. 6): Zackery Morris, tenor
ADVENT III (Dec. 13): Allison Gish, mezzo-soprano
ADVENT IV (Dec. 20): Emily Yocum Black, soprano


Alice Culin-Ellison, violin
Sarah Cranor, violin/viola
Lara Turner, cello
John Austin Clark, harpsichord

Le Pouvoir de L'Amour: Nicolas Fortin Memorial Concert

Saturday, February 8, 2020, 7:30PM

Bourbon Baroque
John Austin Clark & Alice Culin-Ellison, directors

Featuring past scholarship recipients:
Paulina Francisco, soprano 2018
Seth Van Embden, viola 2019

Phoebe Gelzer-Gavatos, violin
Michael Hill, viola
Lara Turner, cello
David Walker, theorbo

Tim Faulkner Gallery
991 Logan St.
Louisville, KY 40203

$20 suggested donation (no tickets)

TFG Art Bar will be open for all of your libation needs before, during, and after the concert!

All proceeds to benefit the Nicolas Fortin Scholarship

La Chandeleur

Sunday, January 26, 2020, 6PM

Music in observance of the halfway point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox

Performed on period instruments by

Bourbon Baroque
Alice Culin-Ellison, violin
John Austin Clark, harpsichord

A Golden Wire
Parker Ramsay, baroque harp
Arnie Tanimoto, viola da gamba

with Jason Steigerwalt, baritone

Maddox & Rose
900 E. Main Street, Ste. 104
Louisville, Kentucky 40206

Signature candles and cocktails by Maddox & Rose and Kentucky Peerless

Sweet and Savory Crepes made to order by Wiltshire Pantry, using ingredients infused with Kentucky Peerless Bourbon, are available for purchase

$40 online
$50 at door

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