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Early Music FAQs

What is Early Music?

Technically, Early Music is music of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, and Early Classical periods (roughly 1200 to 1800). But when talked about as a movement, the words “Early Music” are typically closely associated with historically informed performance and the Early Music Revival.

You can read a full list of our Early Music FAQs here.

General FAQs

What is Chatham Baroque, Inc?

We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that specializes in the weird and wonderful world of Early Music, and we produce and present concerts and educational experiences.

What are your concerts like?

The three concert series that we present are:

  • Chatham Baroque: Our core trio of artistic directors, Andrew Fouts (violin), Patricia Halverson (viola da gamba), and Scott Pauley (theorbo and baroque guitar), welcome various combinations of guest artists to Pittsburgh for 5 unique programs during the concert season. These programs generally range from 3-10 performers. Each concert weekend is comprised of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday shows at various locations in the Pittsburgh area.
  • Renaissance & Baroque: This concert series has been a pillar in Pittsburgh’s Early Music community since 1968. In this series, we present a variety of Early Music groups from the breadth of the various historical periods, styles, and genres. The personnel for these concerts range from solo recitals to large chamber ensembles of a dozen or more. Concerts are typically on Saturday at 8:00 PM.
  • Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions: PB&J is Chatham Baroque’s Saturday morning children’s series held at McClintic Hall at Calvary Episcopal Church. Click here for more info.
How long do concerts last?

Most concerts last between 1.5 – 2 hours with a 15 minute intermission.

How should I dress for the concert?

There is no dress code. Concertgoers come dressed as they are comfortable, some formally, some casually.

Where are you located?

Our office is located in Lawrenceville, but our concerts are all over the place. Click here for a list of venues.

Our mailing address is:

Chatham Baroque, Inc.
100 43rd St
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Where do I sign up for the mailing list?

Right here.

What time does the box office open and when can I get into the performance hall?

The box office opens one hour before performances and we typically open the doors for seating 30 minutes before show time.

What does it mean to subscribe?

Subscriptions grant you admission to all concerts in the Chatham Baroque series, Renaissance & Baroque series, or both. Benefits include discounts and bonus tickets. Click here for more details.

May I bring children to the concert?

Our concerts are most appropriate for children over the age of 8 years. For a concert experience tailored to the needs of younger kids, check out our Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions.

Are your concerts accessible to those with mobility issues?

Please click here to view the accessibility of our venues.