Mission Statement

To engage audiences by presenting historically-informed performances on period instruments.


About the Orchestra

Nota Bene Period Orchestra was founded in 2001 by Daniel Zondervan, Michael Purves-Smith and Richard Cunningham. The intention was to perform music from the 17th and 18th century with special attention to the performance practices of the time.

Playing on authentic or replica instruments, Nota Bene's professional musicians come as close as possible to recreating what the composers from the early Baroque to the early Classical period intended us to hear.

Nota Bene Baroque Orchestra was renamed to Nota Bene Baroque Players in the Fall of 2011. This change was made so that the name clearly reflected the orchestra's identity as Kitchener-Waterloo’s professional Baroque group.