10th Annual Pacific Baroque Festival, 6-9 March 2014

Join the many who are planning to refresh their spirits with the music of Johann Sebastian Bach from March 6 to 9! An impressive line-up of musicians will help the Pacific Baroque Festival celebrate its 10th anniversary with a delightful range of music from this baroque master:

  • Canadian soprano Shannon Mercer
    Shannon Mercer’s voice proved as floating as ever.” Le Soleil
  • Victoria-raised Tyler Duncan (baritone)
    Duncan is one of those rare lyric baritones… ideal for singing Bach’s music.” Toronto Star 
  • Organ virtuoso Edoardo Bellotti, one of the world’s leading exponents of baroque improvisation
  • Soile Stratkauskas (baroque flute)
    Ms. Stratkauskas is a formidably talented baroque flautist” Music in Victoria
  • Festival Artistic Director Marc Destrubé (violin)
    Destrubé is a brilliantly soulful player” The Georgia Straight
  • Pacific Baroque Orchestra, early music for modern ears
  • The internationally-acclaimed Victoria Children’s Choir

EMSI Members receive a special discount on their Festival Passes! Seniors/Students can experience all 4 concerts for $65: only $17.50 each concert! Adults: $85: a $15 savings! Please purchase these Passes on-line.

This will be a special occasion for Victoria’s early music lovers.  Learn more by visiting the Pacific Baroque Festival website. This March let J. S. Bach refresh your spirits!

EMSI Has a New Website!

Check out EMSI’s new website, up and running at http://earlymusicsocietyoftheislands.ca/. A completely new look and feel will make your visits more informative and responsive. Some highlights:

  • You can download the season brochure and ticket order form.
  • Most concert listings now include a link to the artists’ pages where audio samples can be played.
  • Each page has an updated bar with links to news and the next few concerts.
  • Did you know there are seven different ways to purchase tickets? They’re all listed and you’ll find a link to the Royal McPherson box office’s ticketing engine.
  • The site works quickly on desktops, laptops and tablets.

The new website has information on:

  • Society membership and support
  • each upcoming concert
  • special events, volunteer and membership activities
  • the EMSI music bursary

Visit the Concerts page and, most important, renew your membership in EMSI for the 2013-14 season.

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