June Covid Update

There will be no capacity restriction for our June 5th Dueling Setars concert, but EMSI kindly requests that patrons continue to wear a mask at all times while inside the venue, for the continued safety and comfort of our artists, volunteers…

February Covid Update

As we welcome you back to the concert hall, EMSI is keeping the health and comfort of our guests, musicians and volunteers in mind. Our March 5th Musica Pacifica concert will maintain the 50% capacity limit to allow for physical distancing,…

Quicksilver Postponed

EMSI has made the difficult decision to cancel January's Quicksilver concert, in light of rapidly escalating covid transmission. The safety of our members, volunteers and patrons is our prime concern, and the Board of Directors could not feel…

Covid Safety Plans

25 Oct 2021 UPDATE: Despite the lifting of provincial capacity restrictions for indoor events as of today, EMSI will continue to limit the audience size to 325 (50% capacity) for the Baltimore Consort in December, and require masks to be worn…

Tickets on sale now!

The Early Music Society of the Islands has partnered with Tix to bring you easy, no-fee ticket purchases. Thanks to Tix, we are able to replace our traditional subscription packages with the new Flex Pass. Choose to join us for 5 or more concerts…

Membership renewals available soon!

The Early Music Society of the Islands is gearing up for an exciting new series of concerts for our upcoming 37th season. Annual memberships for the 2021-22 season will be available beginning in June, so please check back soon, or subscribe…

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…