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 2023-2024 Season

Watch here as we roll out our next 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.

July 1 | Garden Concert – Magdalena Consort

July 2 | Garden Concert – Magdalena Consort