• Better Early than never.


What is Early Music?

Early Music is music of the past brought to life through our inspiring live concert series. Repertoire ranges from 800 AD to 1800 AD – from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Our artists use period instruments and apply historical research to instrumental and vocal technique to bring us as close as possible to hearing how the music was originally performed.

Who is EMSI?

The Early Music Society of the Islands scours the world to bring the finest interpreters of Early Music to Victoria audiences. These amazing artists breathe life into the music of the past with freshness and creative passion.

Our 2022-2033 Season

We are excited to be back with a full season of live Early Music performances at some of Victoria’s most acoustically satisfying venues. This season offers something for everyone – from long-time Early Music connoisseurs to those just discovering the beauty of period music.

Oct 29 | A New Springtime of the World
Nov 26 | Masters of the Lute: Dowland to Bach
Dec 10 | Christmas Around Europe
Jan 7 | In the Salon of Madame Brillon
Feb 18 | The Ascendancy of the String Quartet
Mar 18 | Vivaldi: Gloria!
Apr 22 | Concert of the Birds

Flex Passes

Your best way to get the most out of the season

    • Offers significant savings!
    • No need to decide now on what concerts you want to attend.
    • You can use them for yourself or to bring a guest to a performance.
    • Valid for main series concerts and special events.
    • Every Flex pass includes a society membership, which offers additional discounts and benefits

Not ready for a Flex Pass? Tickets for individual concerts can also be purchased. Buy single tickets.