Long ago, the sparkling fiddle tunes and haunting ballads of the British Isles came across the water—taking root in the hills of Virginia, mingling with southern hymns and African spirituals, creating the soulful music we call Appalachian. The people of the mountains raise their communal voices in celebration of daily life—love, singing, dancing and prayer. 25 years ago, Jeannette Sorrell had an obsession and a dream. The obsession was baroque music, as it was meant to be done—alive and full of emotional impact. The dream: a period-instrument orchestra in Northeast Ohio. Apollo’s Fire “burst on the scene with dazzling style” (The Plain Dealer). Four European tours and 24 CD releases later, Apollo’s Fire has played to sold-out crowds in New York, Boston, Washington, San Francisco, Madrid, Bordeaux, the Tanglewood Festival and the BBC Proms in London.