Join us for the second EMSI concert of the season
Explore the origins of ballet in the dances of Baroque opera. Two of the world’s leading authorities on Baroque dance, accompanied by one of Britain’s most distinguished Baroque ensembles, brings to life the elegance, humour, and passion of the early form. Works include those by Bach, Couperin, Handel, Lully, Rameau.
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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.