You are invited to a Vivaldi Party!

In these times of isolation in our homes and bubbles, EMSI invites you to a Vivaldi party on Sunday January 24th, 2021 at 7 pm. Here is how to attend: 1 Plan ahead. Get a ticket for The Dark Side of Vivaldi here. If needed, update your…

Now online: The Dark Side of Vivaldi

Vivaldi is well-known for his many concertos, particularly The Four Seasons, but much of this prolific composer's work is rarely programmed, and so, like the dark side of the moon, remains out of sight. Join us online for an enlightening performance…

In Memoriam

It is with great sadness that the Directors of the Early Music Society of the Islands write to tell you of the untimely and unexpected death of Michael Jarvis (1958-2020). He was widely regarded as one of Canada’s leading performers on early…

The Dark Side of Vivaldi now on Friday November 27th

Due to the new temporary non-essential travel restrictions in and out of the Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health regions, we have changed the date of this concert to Friday November 27th so that our Vancouver-based harpsichordist, Christina…

36th Annual General Meeting

All new and returning EMSI members are invited to join us for our AGM, to be held via Zoom on St Cecilia's Day, November 22nd at 3pm. If you have not yet purchased your 2020/2021 EMSI membership, please do so here in order to receive your information…

The Gothic Voices postponed

Dear EMSI friends and supporters, I am sorry to inform you that the Medieval Christmas concert scheduled for December 19th has been postponed to a future season. Given the quarantine period required by visitors from outside Canada, The Gothic…

Music for the Pause

Our eleven concert video series, filmed in the beautiful Chapel of the New Jerusalem at Christ Church Cathedral, will be live-streamed each Friday at 7:30 PM, from July 3rd to September 11th! Watch the concerts live here  (a FaceBook account…

Dear Music Lovers

The Early Music Society of the Islands hopes that you and your loved ones are staying safe in these difficult times. This website will soon contain information on EMSI’s planned 2020-21 season but, at this time, we are uncertain about how…

Update for the April 18 concert

As was to be expected, this concert will be cancelled and we come to the end of our 2019-20 season. 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…