The mission of Lyrica Baroque is to support a diverse community of students, teachers, artists, institutions and audiences of all ages through education, collaboration and performance. Lyrica Baroque seeks to promote the extraordinary classical musical history of New Orleans by performing accessible chamber music at the highest level of artistic excellence.
We are called Lyrica Baroque because the earliest documented classical music in New Orleans came from the Baroque period (1600s-1700s). Classical music, including chamber music, was a unifying force for the diverse ethnicities that were part of Louisiana’s earliest days. Louisiana’s rich classical music tradition dates back to the Baroque period, with classical musical performance and education being an integral part of the state’s cultural heritage.
Lyrica Baroque is committed to continuing this New Orleans longstanding tradition of uniting communities through chamber music.
Baroque & Classical Music in New Orleans
1736 Spiritual Songs from the Ursuline Convent were Baroque remixes of popular tunes by classical composers, with changed lyrics from secular to sacred so that women and the Catholic faithful could enjoy the pleasures of current music without compromising their virtue. These songs are the oldest known musical document in Louisiana history.
The Historic New Orleans Collection
who we are
Christ Church Cathedral
Pel Hughes Printing
N.O. Vative Printing
The Roots of Music
New Orleans Friends of Music
The Tchoup Yard
Crescent City String Academy
Palacios House of Arts
University of New Orleans
Langston Hughes Academy
Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra
The Willow School
St. Katharine Drexel Prep
YAYA Arts Center