About Ensemble Gaudior

Ensemble Gaudior is dedicated to performing masterpieces of chamber music
from the Baroque and Classical eras, using instruments from those periods or
careful modern copies. By presenting this repertoire to modern concert
audiences, we hope to contribute to the process of moving our world toward
greater harmony. (The name Gaudior is borrowed from the musical unicorn in
Madeleine L¹Engle¹s book A Swiftly Tilting Planet, who time-travels through
the universe joyfully harmonizing with the music of the stars and planets.)
Founded in 2000 and based in the Washington D.C. area, the group is built
around a core instrumentation of violin and basso continuo, but frequently
collaborates with guest artists in order to allow a greater variety of

Mission Statement:

My chief end in presenting these concerts can be summed
up in J.S. Bach’s motto “Soli Deo Gloria”: to celebrate, glorify, and
enjoy God forever, who included music among all the gifts of creation.

Read more about the Artists and Alexandra MacCracken, Director.