Mystic, poet, saint, visionary, Doctor of the Church: Hildegard was many things, but perhaps above all she was a composer of inspired music. This internationally acclaimed ensemble transports audiences back to the 12th century and makes it possible to share Hildegard’s ecstasy.
“A rewarding, musical (very) Early Music adventure—a harmoniously unique, deeply spiritual aural experience.” Crescendo
Baroque music lovers now have an opportunity to own their own harpsichord! An EMSI member is looking to sell a Quebec-built instrument dating from the late 1960s. For those who know harpsichord brands, this one is similar to a Zuckerman. Interested? Please send us a message and we’ll pass it on to the vendor.
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:
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!
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:
The new website has information on:
Visit the Concerts page and, most important, renew your membership in EMSI for the 2013-14 season.
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Boston Early Music Festival comes to Victoria!
For the first time ever, Victoria audiences will have the opportunity to experience a semi-staged baroque opera, performed in a period style by one of the world’s leading baroque music ensembles.
Close to thirty singers, dancers, and musicians will perform a double bill of operas by Marc-Antoine Charpentier, first played for the Dauphin of France.
It is the most ambitious production in EMSI’s almost thirty-year history.
To ensure the best seats, purchase your tickets early for this special event.
For more information about the opera see the concert page
Welcome to the launch of the 2013-14 season!
Chamber music, lute, German cantatas, the Polish Baroque, the music of Bach, Handel, and Rossi are offerings in this year’s concert series.
In addition to a wonderful regular season line-up with the biggest names in early music, we look forward to a collaboration with Pacific Opera Victoria in presenting our first Baroque opera!
Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers and La Couronne de Fleurs is Boston Early Music Festival’s semi-staged double-bill production performed in period style.
For information on purchasing your tickets for this season highlight (gala or regular performances) and our concert series, please visit the Tickets page.