Old Instruments, New Ideas.

Manchester Baroque is a new musical group dedicated to performing the music of the 17th and 18th centuries on period instruments. True to the traditions of Manchester as the world’s original modern city, we will create concerts that are more than just music; helping audiences to understand our vision, creating talking points, but above all playing in a style that brings this music back to life. Manchester Baroque will be led by Dr Pauline Nobes, one of Europe’s foremost specialists in historical performance, who is undertaking new research into Manchester’s musical history.

The Music That Made Manchester: Manchester’s Musik 1744/5 Project.

2019 will see the launch of a project to re-create the 1744/5 concert series of Manchester’s “Musick”, perhaps the earliest documented classical music series performed in the city.  Over the next two years Manchester Baroque will explore the repertoire of these Manchester Musick  programmes  of 1744/5, starting with our debut concert on Saturday 9th February 2019. For more information click here.

Manchester Baroque is committed to bringing new insights and ideas to this old music, the performance of which prefigures the growth of the great industrial city Manchester was to become.

 To learn more about Manchester Baroque, Manchester Musick’s 1744/5 programme, the research being undertaken by Artistic Director, Pauline Nobes or to speak with her, please contact us via the website.


Manchester Baroque is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales.The Board of Directors is comprised as follows: Jessica Bowles, Mike Emmerich (Chair), Lucy Makinson and Clive Memmott. Registered Charity, No. 1181935.

Mike Emmerich, Board of Directors

Mike Emmerich, Board of Directors