Please be assured, the work still goes on from our end of things as we look forward to the 2020-21 year and undertake planning for 2021-22.
At some point, we will update the website with the upcoming season and you will be able to purchase your choices through the McPherson Box Office.
When you are contacted regarding the tickets you have pre-purchased for the April concert, please do consider receiving a tax receipt for a donation of your purchase back to the Society.
Regional arts organizations, as well as the people and businesses they support, will experience unprecedented hardship as the world and our community navigates through this Covid-19 pandemic.
Thank you so much for your patronage that has allowed the Society to offer superb Early Music in Victoria.
During this period, on behalf of the Artistic Director and the entire EMSI Board of Directors, I wish the best to you as you care for yourself and the meaningful people in your life. Please take care, we will see you in the new Season.
President, Early Music Society of the Islands
Founded in 1985 and based in Victoria BC, the Early Music Society is a non-profit, volunteer-run society dedicated to offering accomplished performances of music composed prior to 1800.
EMSI embraces the idea that early music deserves to be heard with close to its original intent. To that end, our concerts feature period instruments, accurate scores, and historical performance practices.
Renowned artists, both international and homegrown, have graced our stage.
The list of soloists and ensembles presented by EMSI is a who’s who of the international early music scene :
|Anonymous 4||Nancy Argenta||Baltimore Consort||Concerto Koln|
|Ens. Clement Janequin||Fretwork||The Harp Consort||John Holloway|
|Monica Huggett||Dame Emma Kirkby||Ton Koopman||London Baroque|
|Orlando Consort||Red Priest||Jordi Savall||Sequentia|
|Stile Antico||Tafelmusik||Daniel Taylor||Collegium Vocale Gent|
|Boston Early Music Festival|
and a host of others.