Project Description

Grantee Profile: Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado

Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado (BCOC) was founded in 2005 by artistic director Frank Nowell, who held a lifelong dream to bring Denver a professional orchestra devoted to music from the 17th and 18th centuries. The BCOC enchants Colorado audiences through music from period instruments in the traditional Baroque style. The organization strives to present a balance between familiar Baroque favorites and rarely performed music of the time. BCOC is the region’s only professional period-instrument orchestra.

In addition to a series of concerts, the Chamber Orchestra provides educational programs for youth and adults, and a unique outreach program called Baroque Out of Bounds. This series offers more intimate performances at nontraditional venues, allowing audiences to engage more deeply with the musicians. BCOC believes that music from the Baroque era speaks powerfully to our time, and should be accessible to all.

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation provides general operating support to the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado.

To learn more about Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, visit their website at