Bach: Mass in B minor

Guest Artists

North Carolina Baroque Orchestra


The North Carolina Baroque Orchestra (NCBO), a period instrument ensemble based in Davidson, NC, was co-founded in the summer of 2011 by sisters Frances Blaker and Barbara Blaker Krumdieck. Ms. Blaker, a virtuoso recorder player and internationally acclaimed teacher residing in the SF Bay Area, is Artistic Director. Executive Director and cellist, Ms Krumdieck, lives in Cornelius, NC. The orchestra has played many instrumental sets under the baton of Ms. Blaker, including recent concerts in the Carolinas to celebrate NCBO’s 10th Anniversary. In November 2022 Ms. Blaker will direct NCBO in a set of concerts titled “Stranger in a Strange Land: a musical story of outsider composers.”

NCBO frequently performs larger works from the Baroque era with choirs and performs regularly with Bach Akademie Charlotte, S.C. Bach, Raleigh Bach Soloists, Davidson College, Wake Forest University Choirs, Wingate University Singers, Charlotte Master Chorale, Trinity Cathedral Singers, and many other choral groups throughout the Southeastern United States. Recent performances include Handel’s Messiah, Judas Maccabaeus, and Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day; Bach’s B Minor Mass, St. Matthew Passion, Easter Oratorio, Christmas Oratorio and numerous Cantatas; Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas; Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri; and many other great works from the Baroque period.

NCBO is a 501c3 nonprofit organization composed of professional musicians specializing in historically informed performance of 17th- & 18th-century music. Visit their website to keep up-to-date with Join their email list by sending a message to ncbaroqueorchestra(at)