All concerts take place at the Rock on Locke -
​St. John the Evangelist Church, ​320 Charlton W., Hamilton, ON
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The Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra came to Hamilton for an unforgettable performance of some of their core repertoire last Wednesday night. If you weren't one of the lucky ticket-holders for this event, don't worry-  they will be back!

The ministry and volunteers at the Rock on Locke, the Hammer Baroque volunteers, ​​and Venue Director Steve McKay helped everything run smoothly, even when the church was filled to capacity. And the orchestra, of course, played beautifully.  Under the direction of guest soloist Catherine Manson of the London Haydn Quartet, we heard the music of Bach, Vivaldi, and Telemann played with the precision and conviction that has made Tafelmusik an ensemble of international renown. We wish them all the best on their future Ontario tour dates, and thank them sincerely for making Hammer Baroque a part of their touring season.

Here are two excerpts from Capella Intima`s recent programme of madrigals​​, presented in 2015:

Thomas Tallis' "If ye love me"​

​John Farmer's "Fair Phyllis"​​​​
Many thanks to HAMMER BAROQUE patrons for making the Tafelmusik concert such a great success!

The Globe and Mail`s Robert Harris called this programme ``phenominally inspired`` music-making, and judging by the reaction on May 25th, Hamilton audiences heartily agreed!  Tafelmusik has our deepest gratitude for sharing this beautiful programme.

The 2016-17 season at HAMMER BAROQUE kicks off with a return visit from the Eybler String Quartet, Saturday, September 3rd, 4pm, with a twist-  this concert takes place in the new arts space at the Cotton Factory, 270 Sherman Street North. Comfortable seating, easy parking, and wonderful acoustics for Beethoven are just a few reasons to check out this major hub of the Hamilton arts renaissance!


Saturday, October 1st, Hammer Baroque joins with the Rock on Locke in presenting three Hamilton ensembles in Open Rehearsals and mini-concerts. 

3pm-4pm -  The Bach Elgar Choir in Open Rehearsal with Artistic Director Alexander Cann.

4pm-5pm -   Capella Intima, the ensemble-in-residence at Hammer Baroque, launches their debut CD on the Musica Omnia label!  

5pm-6pm - Azuline Duo  ​f
eatures award-winning young musicians Sara Traficante (flute) and Emma Rush (guitar). 

For a preview of Capella Intima`s cd, please visit​​



HAMMER BAROQUE Artistic Director Bud Roach spoke with Alison Melville at length recently, about her career in early music, and her life-long devotion to the recorder and historical flutes. 
Saturday, December 3rd, 4pm, at the Rock on Locke.

Past Concerts
Next Concert:   

Saturday, November 9th, 4pm, we welcome the Eviole Ensemble, featuring mezzo soprano Laura Pudwell, with instrumental and vocal music by Purcell, Strozzi, Dowland, and others.

Complimentary beer samples provided by the Highlander Brew Company!