Vernon Proms
Classical Music Festival

period music ensemble

Oko Baroquo

Oko Baroquo

Oko Baroquo

Oko Baroquo is Vernon’s own period music ensemble. 

Cuyler Page, the founder of Oko Baroquo, plays bassoon and contrabassoon with many BC orchestras and chamber ensembles and is well-known for his passion for early music. He was one of the founders of the Vancouver Society of Early Music in 1969, now world-renown organisation.

Susanne Zeindler came to Vernon fresh from university and has been living here, enjoying viola with her friends and community ever since. She loves playing this rich expressive instrument in various ensembles, exploring style and musical conversation.

Carole Ruth has studied and played violin in orchestras and chamber music groups since she was twelve. She has also been teaching violin for 40 years at the Vernon Community Music School.

Jim Leonard, who plays continuo organ for Oko Baroquo, is an Associate of the Royal Canadian College of Organists and one of Canada’s finest organists. He has held church positions for 44 years in Ontario and taught music in Ontario High Schools for 29 years. After moving to Vernon, he has been enjoying being a part of the Okanagan music scene.