Enjoy the best of Baroque

Six of our houses are taking part in the BBC’s major new season celebrating the Baroque era in music and drama this month, with a programme of six live concerts and a live drama.

Presented by Radio 3’s Katie Derham, the concerts will feature performances by musicians who are leading interpreters of music of the period.

Katie, who will be joined by the Antique Roadshow's Lars Tharp, will also explore the historical and social context of this fascinating era as revealed through each house.

Katie said:
'They're going to be really special events. Each concert has been carefully programmed to feature music that has particular significance to the location and, during each interval, I'll tell the story of Baroque through the story of the house we're in.'

Missed a concert?
Listen again to those performances that have happened and find out more about the upcoming events.

    Sunday 3 March

    The Vyne, Hampshire
    The Vyne's concert included a programme inspired by the English Baroque performed by the BBC Singers and St James Baroque.

    If you missed the concert, why not listen again and discover more about the Baroque connections to the house.

    Wednesday 6 March

    Hatchlands Park, Surrey: 1-2pm

    Listen again to the live lunchtime concert by harpsichordist Carole Cerasi at Hatchlands Park, home to the outstanding Cobbe Collection of historic keyboard instruments.

    Sunday 10 March

    Powis Castle, Powys

    Held in the 18th-century ballrooom, the programme for the afternoon concert was inspired by the first Marquis of Powis's links to James II and the music played in his exiled court in Paris.

    Sunday 17 March

    Clandon Park, Surrey: 2-4pm

    The concert at Clandon took place in the Marble Hall and featured Italian Baroque including music by Vivaldi and Handel.

    If you missed the concert, listen again and discover more about the Baroque connections to the house.


    Sunday 24 March

    Ham House and Garden, Surrey: 2-4pm

    In the sumptuous Long Gallery, the audience enjoyed a programme inspired by the German Baroque with music by members of the Bach family.

    Sunday 31 March

    Tredegar House, Newport: 2-4pm

    The Riding School at one of the outstanding houses of the Restoration period will host a programme of music by Purcell, Corelli and Biber.