Founded by Alan Choo in the Summer of 2018, Red Dot Baroque is Singapore’s premier period ensemble.
Inspired by the richness of Baroque music and close friendships, Red Dot Baroque was formed by a group of seasoned performers in the Singapore arts scene dedicated to using their expertise and knowledge to stage performances that truly bring out the essence and spirit of Baroque music on period-authentic instruments. Through such performances, it is hoped that canonic works by Bach, Handel and Vivaldi can be experienced in a refreshing new light, and “new” works that are relatively untapped in the wealth of Baroque repertory can be rediscovered and presented to audiences in Singapore and the region. Led by baroque violinist Alan Choo, Red Dot Baroque’s inaugural concert features 12 musicians on historical strings, flutes, harpsichord and voice presenting a program of chamber music and one-to-a-part concerto grossi and concerti.
Our vision is to become an integral part of the ecosystem of arts and culture in Singapore and the region, adding to the growth and vibrancy of the arts scene by providing both audiences with something new and also musicians trained in historical performance a platform to share their expertise with the local communities. We believe that the immediate appeal of Baroque music done with the right spirit, combined with out-of-the-box programming and community engagement activities, could also serve as a gateway for new audiences into the world of music, culture and art.