Concert Archive

Presented here is a list of Early Music Society concerts held since 2013.
  • Aug 15 2021 | Reeding in the Garden
    • Reeding in the Garden
    • Chamber Music among the trees and beds of an extraordinary garden, with a guided tour after the concert. Join us for a program of 18th C. music in the Italian […]

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  • Aug 14 2021 | Reeding in the Garden
    • Reeding in the Garden
    • Chamber Music among the trees and beds of an extraordinary garden, with a guided tour after the concert. Join us for a program of 18th C. music in the Italian […]

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  • Jul 25 2021 | A Great Noyse
    • A Great Noyse
    • EMSI invites you to enjoy a perfect combination of pleasures : live Renaissance music in a harmonious garden. On July 24th and 25th, 2021 A Great Noyse will celebrate the […]

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  • Jul 24 2021 | A Great Noyse
    • A Great Noyse
    • EMSI invites you to enjoy a perfect combination of pleasures : live Renaissance music in a harmonious garden. On July 24th and 25th, 2021 A Great Noyse will celebrate the […]

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  • Apr 3 2021 | Cordiform Opening Night Event
    • Cordiform Opening Night Event
    • You are invited to our “Cordiform Zoom-Party” As we keep enjoying music safely from our homes, let’s enjoy it “in the fashion of the times”! Let’s attend together the première […]

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  • Apr 3 2021 | Cordiform
    • Cordiform
    • Ten Songs from the Chansonnier de Jean de Montchenu Julie Ryning voice and Katelyn Clark clavisimbalum Chansonnier de Jean de Montchenu, c.1475 (Henri de Rothschild MS 2973, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris) […]

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  • Feb 28 2021 | Airs de Cour & Courtly Airs
    • Airs de Cour & Courtly Airs
    • EMSI presents a program of courtly songs and instrumental works from England, France, Italy and Scotland, performed by Victoria artists, soprano Gwen Jamieson, lutenist Doug Hensley and gambist Martin Bonham: […]

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  • Feb 28 2021 | On-the-Air Party
    • On-the-Air Party
    • You are invited to the On-the-Air Party As we are to enjoy music safely from our homes, let’s enjoy it “in the fashion of the times”! Let’s attend together the […]

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  • Jan 9 2021 | The (Virtual) Dark Side of Vivaldi
    • The (Virtual) Dark Side of Vivaldi
    • Join celebrated artists Chloe Kim (violin; Artistic Director of Victoria’s recent Music for the Pause), Jeanne Lamon (violin; Music Director Emerita of Tafelmusik), Christina Mahler (cello), and Christina Hutten (harpsichord) […]

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  • Dec 20 2020 | A Baroque Christmas Online
    • A Baroque Christmas Online
    • As a special seasonal gift, EMSI is pleased to bring A Baroque Christmas to your home!   EMSI presents a varied Christmas programme featuring baroque music from Austria, France, Germany, […]

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  • Oct 4 2020 | A Joyful Restart
    • A Joyful Restart
    • Four outstanding BC early music specialists offer a dazzling spread of some of the finest chamber music of the Baroque Era. Sunny, optimistic trio sonatas by Handel and Bach, a […]

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  • Oct 4 2020 | A Joyful Restart
    • A Joyful Restart
    • Four outstanding BC early music specialists offer a dazzling spread of some of the finest chamber music of the Baroque Era. Sunny, optimistic trio sonatas by Handel and Bach, a […]

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  • Oct 3 2020 | A Joyful Restart
    • A Joyful Restart
    • Four outstanding BC early music specialists offer a dazzling spread of some of the finest chamber music of the Baroque Era. Sunny, optimistic trio sonatas by Handel and Bach, a […]

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  • Oct 3 2020 | A Joyful Restart
    • A Joyful Restart
    • Four outstanding BC early music specialists offer a dazzling spread of some of the finest chamber music of the Baroque Era. Sunny, optimistic trio sonatas by Handel and Bach, a […]

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  • Sep 27 2020 | Beauty and Madness
    • Beauty and Madness
    • A Music for the Pause Exclusive Live Event! We are delighted to announce that Music for the Pause will return for one more very special event. Join violinist Chloe Kim […]

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  • Sep 27 2020 | Beauty and Madness
    • Beauty and Madness
    • A Music for the Pause Exclusive Live Event! We are delighted to announce that Music for the Pause will return for one more very special event. Join violinist Chloe Kim […]

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  • Sep 11 2020 | Bach and Biber
    • Bach and Biber
    • Music for the Pause Program No. 11 – September 11, 7:30 PM – Bach and Biber Jeanne Lamon, Chloe Kim, Christina Mahler & Christina Hutton Biber​ Partia V in G […]

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  • Sep 4 2020 | Meditations on Solo Bach
    • Meditations on Solo Bach
    • Music for the Pause Program No. 10 – September 4, 7:30 PM – Meditations on Solo Bach Christi Myers, Chloe Kim, Kathryn Wiebe & Tyson Doknjas violin Joanna Hood & […]

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  • Aug 28 2020 | Mozart and Bach’s Grandson​
    • Mozart and Bach’s Grandson​
    • Music for the Pause Program No. 9 – August 28, 7:30 PM – Mozart and Bach’s Grandson Soile Stratkauskas, Mieka Michaux & Christina Mahler Mozart​ Flute Quartet in C Wilhelm Friedrich […]

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  • Aug 21 2020 | German Winds
    • German Winds
    • Music for the Pause Program No. 8 – August 21, 7:30 PM – German Winds Soile Stratkauskas, Kathryn Wiebe, Katrina Russell & Christina Hutten Fasch​ Quartet in D Bach​ Trio in […]

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  • Aug 14 2020 | French Baroque Rivals
    • French Baroque Rivals
    • Music for the Pause Program No. 7 – August 14, 7:30 PM – French Baroque Rivals Tyson Doknjas, Chloe Kim & Kathryn Wiebe Guignon​ Les Folies D’Espagne Op. 9 Nicola […]

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  • Aug 7 2020 | Mozart and Friends
    • Mozart and Friends
    • Music for the Pause Program No. 6 – August 7, 7:30 PM – Mozart and Friends Christi Myers & Mieka Michaux Hoffmeister​ Duo for Violin and Viola, Op. 13, No. […]

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  • Aug 1 2020 | Summer Garden Concert 2: A Great Noyse
    • Summer Garden Concert 2: A Great Noyse
    • Both performances now fully booked! EMSI is pleased to present, in cooperation with the Ancient Music Society of Victoria, a second garden concert. The theme is outdoor music of the […]

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  • Jul 31 2020 | Stylus Fantasitcus
    • Stylus Fantasitcus
    • Music for the Pause Program No. 5 – July 31, 7:30 PM – Stylus Fantasticus Jeanne Lamon, Chloe Kim, Christina Mahler & Christina Hutton Schmelzer​ Sonate a 2 in F Major […]

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  • Jul 24 2020 | Birds, Beasts, and Fantasies
    • Birds, Beasts, and Fantasies
    • Music for the Pause Program No. 4 – July 24, 7:30 PM – Birds, Beasts, and Fantasies Soile Stratkauskas, Elyssa Lefurgey-Smith, & Christina Mahler Telemann Fantasia for solo flute No.1 Telemann Gulliver’s Suite for […]

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  • Jul 17 2020 | Mad Italians
    • Mad Italians
    • Music for the Pause Program No. 3 – July 17, 7:30 PM – Mad Italians Chloe Kim, Mark McDonald Corelli Sonata in C Major Frescobaldi Toccata 1 for solo keyboard Vivaldi Violin Sonata in G […]

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  • Jul 12 2020 | Summer Garden Concert 1: Les Délices de la Solitude
    • Summer Garden Concert 1: Les Délices de la Solitude
    • This is our first “real concert” since the month of March! It will be set in the beautiful garden of Dr. Lloyd Howard and organized in accordance with provincial sanitary […]

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  • Jul 10 2020 | Virtuoses de Paris
    • Virtuoses de Paris
    • Music for the Pause Program No. 2 – July 10, 7:30PM – Virtuoses de Paris Soile Stratkauskas, Jeanne Lamon, Christina Mahler, Christina Hutten Marin Marais Pieces en Trio Suite No.1 Telemann Paris Quartet Sonata No.2 […]

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  • Jul 3 2020 | Violin Virtuosi
    • Violin Virtuosi
    • Music for the Pause Program No. 1 – July 3 7:30PM – Violin Virtuosi Chloe Kim, Christi Meyers, Elyssa Lefurgey-Smith, Kathryn Wiebe Telemann Concertos No 1 & 3 for four violins Guillemain Sonata for two […]

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  • Apr 18 2020 | Victoria Baroque: Plaisirs de la Chambre
    • Victoria Baroque: Plaisirs de la Chambre
    • Emma Hannan soprano Victoria Baroque (PACIFIC NORTHWEST) Soile Stratkauskas flute and direction A sensual selection of music from the salons of Versailles including music by Boismortier, Hotteterre, and Marais. Victoria […]

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  • Mar 14 2020 | Bernstein/Marsh/Schenkman: Vivaldi in Paris
    • Bernstein/Marsh/Schenkman: Vivaldi in Paris
    • As the B.C. Government has placed a ban on all gatherings of 250 or more, EMSI will be cancelling the Saturday March 14 concert, Vivaldi in Paris. A decision on […]

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  • Feb 22 2020 | Concerto Köln: The Four Seasons
    • Concerto Köln: The Four Seasons
    • Concerto Köln (GERMANY) Shunske Sato violin One of the great Baroque orchestras of Europe presents the first ever Victoria performance on period instruments of all the movements of Vivaldi’s Four […]

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  • Jan 11 2020 | The Baltimore Consort: If Music be the Food of Love
    • The Baltimore Consort: If Music be the Food of Love
    • The Baltimore Consort (USA) One of EMSI’s favourite ensembles performs a brand-new programme of music based on Shakespeare’s plays. Danielle Svonavec sings some of the greatest hits from the Bard’s […]

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  • Jan 4 2020 | Bach and Buxtehude
    • Bach and Buxtehude
    • Chloe Kim, baroque violin Martin Bonham viola da gamba Michael Jarvis harpsichord A star is born! Victoria native Chloe Kim, a student at the Juilliard School of Music in New […]

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  • Dec 21 2019 | El Mundo: Christmas in Colonial Latin America
    • El Mundo: Christmas in Colonial Latin America
    • El Mundo (CALIFORNIA) Richard Savino guitar and direction Joyous, celebratory, with a distinctive Latin twist. The music abounds with infectious rhythms, sweet melodies, and the lively spirit of the Christmas […]

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  • Nov 23 2019 | Accademia Hermans: Corelli and the Roman School
    • Accademia Hermans: Corelli and the Roman School
    • Accademia Hermans (ITALY) Fabio Ciofini harpsichord and direction In Arcangelo Corelli, the Baroque style reached its apotheosis. Although his music was revered throughout Europe long after its composition, it was […]

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  • Oct 26 2019 | London Haydn Quartet: Haydn, Beethoven, von Weber
    • London Haydn Quartet: Haydn, Beethoven, von Weber
    • Haydn, Beethoven, von Weber Eric Hoeprich classical clarinet London Haydn Quartet (UK) The programme features Franz Joseph Haydn’s beloved “Lark” Quartet, Beethoven’s early Quartet in F Major, Op. 18, No. […]

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  • Oct 5 2019 | Armonía Concertada: Imaginario: de un libro de música de vihuela
    • Armonía Concertada: Imaginario: de un libro de música de vihuela
    • The Oct 5 Imaginario concert has unfortunately been cancelled due to last minute illness of artist. EMSI apologizes for any inconvenience this has caused to our patrons. Please contact: info@EarlyMusicSocietyoftheIslands.ca […]

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  • Apr 6 2019 | Constantinople: Gate to the East
    • Constantinople: Gate to the East
    • Constantinople (MONTREAL) Marco Beasley tenor (ITALY) Kiya Tabassian setar and direction Doors open at 6:45 pm. Pre-concert talk at 7:10 pm. Italian, Ottoman, and Persian songs are interwoven in Majmua, […]

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  • Mar 23 2019 | Choir of Clare College Cambridge: Victoria’s Requiem and Penitential Motets
    • Choir of Clare College Cambridge: Victoria’s Requiem and Penitential Motets
    • Choir of Clare College Cambridge (UK) Doors open at 6:45 pm. Pre-concert talk at 7:10 pm. Thirty-two voices-strong, the fresh young vocalists of the Choir of Clare College give a […]

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  • Mar 9 2019 | Chiaroscuro String Quartet: Quartets of Haydn, Beethoven, and Schubert
    • Chiaroscuro String Quartet: Quartets of Haydn, Beethoven, and Schubert
    • Chiaroscuro String Quartet (EUROPE) Doors open at 6:45 pm. Pre-concert talk at 7:10 pm. Chiaroscuro Quartet brings together some of the finest period string players from across Europe: France, Spain, […]

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  • Feb 24 2019 | Corina Marti: Tabulatura Ioannis De Lyublyn 1540
    • Corina Marti: Tabulatura Ioannis De Lyublyn 1540
    • Corina Marti harpsichord (SWITZERLAND) Doors open at 2:30 pm.  Harpsichord virtuoso Corina Marti performs preludes, fantasias, and dances from the manuscripts of Johannes of Lublin and Johannes Fischer Morungensis: fresh, […]

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  • Jan 26 2019 | Tafelmusik: J.S. Bach, The Circle of Creation
    • Tafelmusik: J.S. Bach, The Circle of Creation
    • Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra (TORONTO) Elisa Citterio violin and direction Doors open at 6:45 pm. Pre-concert talk at 7:10 pm. This all-Bach multimedia creation combines text, music, and stunning projected video […]

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  • Dec 22 2018 | Victoria Baroque: A Festive Baroque Christmas
    • Victoria Baroque: A Festive Baroque Christmas
    • Victoria Baroque Jeanne Lamon violin and direction (TORONTO) Rebecca Genge soprano (TORONTO) Kris Kwapis trumpet (SEATTLE) Doors open at 6:45 pm. Pre-concert talk at 7:10 pm. Victoria’s own Baroque orchestra, […]

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  • Nov 17 2018 | Schenkman and Mobley: “My heart trembles” Cantatas by Handel
    • Schenkman and Mobley: “My heart trembles” Cantatas by Handel
    • Byron Schenkman and Friends (SEATTLE) Reginald Mobley countertenor (MIAMI) Byron Schenkman harpsichord and direction Doors open at 6:45 pm. Pre-concert talk at 7:10 pm. Byron Schenkman, one of EMSI’s favourite […]

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  • Oct 27 2018 | London Handel Players: A Celebration of Baroque Dance
    • London Handel Players: A Celebration of Baroque Dance
    • London Handel Players (UK) Mary Collins and Steve Players dancers (UK) Doors open at 6:45 pm. Pre-concert talk at 7:10 pm. Explore the origins of ballet in the dances of […]

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  • Sep 29 2018 | Psallentes: Angels of the Ghent Altarpiece
    • Psallentes: Angels of the Ghent Altarpiece
    • Psallentes (BELGIUM) Doors open at 6:45 pm. Pre-concert talk at 7:10 pm. The angels of the Ghent Altarpiece, one of the apexes of European art, are the inspiration for this […]

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  • Apr 22 2018 | The Tallis Scholars: War and Peace
    • The Tallis Scholars: War and Peace
    • The Tallis Scholars UK Peter Phillips, music director   Doors open at 1:45 pm. Pre-concert talk at 2:10 pm. To commemorate the centenary of the end of World War I, […]

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  • Mar 24 2018 | La Rêveuse: A Telemann Celebration
    • La Rêveuse: A Telemann Celebration
    • La Rêveuse FRANCE   Doors open at 6:45 pm. Pre-concert talk at 7:10 pm. A master of instrumental music, Telemann enjoyed more fame and adoration in his time than even […]

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  • Feb 10 2018 | Elinor Frey & Luc Beauséjour: Bach and Sons
    • Elinor Frey & Luc Beauséjour: Bach and Sons
    • Elinor Frey, cello Luc Beauséjour, harpsichord MONTREAL   Doors open at 6:45 pm. Pre-concert talk at 7:10 pm. Two of Canada’s leading exponents of historically-informed performance bring to life masterpieces […]

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  • Jan 13 2018 | Diderot String Quartet: Bach to the Future: Legacy of the Fugue
    • Diderot String Quartet: Bach to the Future: Legacy of the Fugue
    • Diderot String Quartet NEW YORK Doors open at 6:45 pm. Pre-concert talk at 7:10 pm. When Leipzig composer Felix Mendelssohn revived Bach’s music, it finally received universal admiration. The Diderot […]

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  • Dec 22 2017 | Monica Huggett: Vivaldi Gloria and Magnificat
    • Monica Huggett: Vivaldi Gloria and Magnificat
    • Monica Huggett, violin and music direction UK Pacific Baroque Orchestra   Doors open at 6:45 pm. Pre-concert talk at 7:10 pm. Celebrate the holidays with a fresh take on some […]

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  • Nov 18 2017 | Asteria: "My Heart Remains With You"
    • Asteria: "My Heart Remains With You"
    • Asteria NEW YORK Sylvia Rhyne, soprano Eric Redlinger, tenor and lute   Doors open at 6:45 pm. Pre-concert talk at 7:10 pm. Through the tale of Sir Yvain, one of […]

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  • Oct 14 2017 | Cantores: 14th C Music from the Papal Chapel in Avignon
    • Cantores: 14th C Music from the Papal Chapel in Avignon
    • Diabolus in Musica FRANCE   Doors open at 6:45 pm. Pre-concert talk at 7:10 pm. There was a time when the Christian world bowed to Avignon. The wealth, splendour, and […]

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  • Sep 30 2017 | Boston Early Music Festival Ensemble: Duets of Love and Passion
    • Boston Early Music Festival Ensemble: Duets of Love and Passion
    • Boston Early Music Festival Ensemble BOSTON Amanda Forsythe, soprano  Colin Balzer, tenor   Christian Immler, baritone   Emőke Baráth, soprano   Doors open at 6:45 pm. Pre-concert talk at 7:10 pm. Handel […]

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  • Aug 12 2017 | Gli Angeli Genève: Johann Schein’s "Fountains of Israel"
    • Gli Angeli Genève: Johann Schein’s "Fountains of Israel"
    • Gli Angeli Genève SWITZERLAND   Doors open at 6:45 pm. Pre-concert talk at 7:10 pm. A century before Bach, northern Germany succumbed to the lush charms of a bold, new music […]

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  • Apr 29 2017 | The Purcell Project
    • The Purcell Project
    • Doors open at 6:45 pm. Pre-concert talk at 7:10 pm. Karina Gauvin, soprano Francis Colpron, recorder and direction MONTREAL Les Boréades de Montréal Canada’s own superstar soprano joins forces with […]

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  • Mar 4 2017 | In a Strange Land: Elizabethan Composers in Exile
    • In a Strange Land: Elizabethan Composers in Exile
    • SPECIAL EVENT Doors open at 6:45 pm. Pre-concert talk at 7:10 pm. Stile Antico UK Torn between conscience and obedience, Philips, Dering, and Dowland, several of England’s greatest composers, chose […]

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  • Feb 5 2017 | Mozart and Le Mozart Noir
    • Mozart and Le Mozart Noir
    • Northwest Baroque MASTERWORKS PROJECT NOTE: This is a matinée performance Monica Huggett, violin UK Pacific Baroque Orchestra Alexander Weimann, music director Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, the son of a […]

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  • Jan 14 2017 | Locura & Tormenta: Spanish and Italian music of the XVIIth century
    • Locura & Tormenta: Spanish and Italian music of the XVIIth century
    • Doors open at 6:45 pm. Pre-concert talk at 7:10 pm. Raquel Andueza and La Galanía SPAIN One of Spain’s leading early music ensembles, Raquel Andueza and La Galanía have appeared […]

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  • Dec 17 2016 | J.S. Bach: The Magnificat
    • J.S. Bach: The Magnificat
    • Northwest Baroque MASTERWORKS PROJECT Doors open at 6:45 pm. Pre-concert talk at 7:10 pm. Alexander Weimann, music director Molly Quinn, Danielle Sampson, Meg Bragle, Aaron Sheehan, Jesse Blumberg VANCOUVER/USA Five […]

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  • Nov 26 2016 | Toque of the Town
    • Toque of the Town
    • Doors open at 6:45 pm. Pre-concert talk at 7:10 pm. Fuoco E Cenere FRANCE A unique staged performance combines music of the French Baroque by Charpentier, Rameau, Marais, and Lully […]

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  • Oct 29 2016 | Love Makes Me Sing in the French Style
    • Love Makes Me Sing in the French Style
    • Doors open at 6:45 pm. Pre-concert talk at 7:10 pm. musica fantasia Julie Ryning, soprano and percussion Katelyn Clark, clavicimbalum VANCOUVER Courtly love in the 13th and 14th centuries is […]

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  • Sep 17 2016 | Handel and his Rivals: Opera Arias from 18th century London
    • Handel and his Rivals: Opera Arias from 18th century London
    • Northwest Baroque MASTERWORKS PROJECT Doors open at 6:45 pm. Pre-concert talk at 7:10 pm. Amanda Forsythe, soprano USA Pacific Baroque Orchestra Alexander Weimann, music director Possessed of astounding technique, deep […]

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  • Aug 6 2016 | J.S. Bach: Mass in B Minor
    • J.S. Bach: Mass in B Minor
    • Northwest Baroque MASTERWORKS PROJECT Doors open at 6:45 pm. Pre-concert talk at 7:10 pm. Arion Baroque Orchestra MONTREAL Alexander Weimann, music director Yulia Van Doren, Shannon Mercer, sopranos Krisztina Szabo, […]

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  • Apr 16 2016 | Tears of St. Peter: Collegium Vocale Gent
    • Tears of St. Peter: Collegium Vocale Gent
    • SPECIAL EVENT Doors open at 6:45 pm. Pre-concert talk at 7:10 pm. Collegium Vocale Gent (Belgium) Philippe Herreweghe, director Tears of St. Peter: 21 Sacred Madrigals Founded in 1970, Collegium […]

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  • Mar 5 2016 | Tafelmusik: House of Dreams
    • Tafelmusik: House of Dreams
    • SPECIAL EVENT Doors open at 6:45 pm. Pre-concert talk at 7:10 pm. Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra (Toronto) House of Dreams A magical journey to the meeting places of baroque art and […]

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  • Feb 20 2016 | Back Before Bach: Piffaro
    • Back Before Bach: Piffaro
    • Doors open at 6:45 pm. Pre-concert talk at 7:10 pm. Piffaro, The Renaissance Band (Philadelphia) Back Before Bach Music familiar to Bach’s father, Johann Ambrosius Bach, a Stadtpfeifer in the […]

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  • Jan 16 2016 | Dramatic Baroque Suites: Victoria Baroque Players
    • Dramatic Baroque Suites: Victoria Baroque Players
    • Doors open at 6:45 pm. Pre-concert talk at 7:10 pm. Victoria Baroque Players Steven Devine, harpsichord and direction (UK) Dramatic Baroque Suites with Four Horns Spectacular large scale baroque suites […]

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  • Dec 19 2015 | Praetorius Christmas Vespers
    • Praetorius Christmas Vespers
    • SPECIAL EVENT Doors open at 6:45 pm. Pre-concert talk at 7:10 pm. Early Music Vancouver Vocal and Instrumental Ensemble, La Rose des Vents Cornetto and Sackbut Ensemble (Montreal), St. Christopher […]

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  • Nov 14 2015 | Swithun: Dialogos
    • Swithun: Dialogos
    • Doors open at 6:45 pm. Please note: there is no pre-concert talk for this event. Dialogos (France) Swithun! Music from Winchester c.1000 Dialogos explores early polyphony from Winchester (10th–11th centuries) […]

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  • Oct 17 2015 | Chaconne: Ensemble Caprice
    • Chaconne: Ensemble Caprice
    • Doors open at 6:45 pm. Pre-concert talk at 7:10 pm. Ensemble Caprice (Montreal) Chaconne! Voices of Eternity In the baroque era, chaconnes, with their steady harmonic progressions, were associated with […]

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  • Sep 26 2015 | Handel and Haydn: Byron Schenkman & Friends
    • Handel and Haydn: Byron Schenkman & Friends
    • Doors open at 6:45 pm. Pre-concert talk at 7:10 pm. Byron Schenkman & Friends (Seattle) Handel and Haydn: Harpsichord Concerti Byron Schenkman, one of EMSI’s favourite performers and known for […]

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  • Apr 25 2015 | Hildegard of Bingen: VocaMe
    • Hildegard of Bingen: VocaMe
    • Doors open at 6:45 pm. Pre-concert talk at 7:10 pm. VocaMe Germany Sigrid Hausen, mezzo-soprano Sarah M. Newman, soprano; Petra Noskaiová, mezzo-soprano Gerlinde Sämann, soprano Michael Popp, music direction and […]

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  • Mar 28 2015 | Henry Lawes: Jeffrey Thompson, La Rêveuse
    • Henry Lawes: Jeffrey Thompson, La Rêveuse
    • Doors open at 6:45 pm. Pre-concert talk at 7:10 pm. Jeffrey Thompson, tenor La Rêveuse (France) Henry Lawes: Songs of an English Cavalier Henry Lawes lived through the troubled times […]

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  • Mar 7 2015 | Mozart Piano Sonatas: Kristian Bezuidenhout
    • Mozart Piano Sonatas: Kristian Bezuidenhout
    • Doors open at 6:45 pm. Pre-concert talk at 7:10 pm. Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano (South Africa/UK) Mozart Piano Sonatas Bezuidenhout’s interpretation of Mozart has caused a sensation at the world’s major […]

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  • Feb 15 2015 | Handel Theodora: Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Vancouver Cantata Singers, Alexander Weimann
    • Handel Theodora: Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Vancouver Cantata Singers, Alexander Weimann
    • Doors open at 2:30pm. There is no pre-concert talk for this concert. The Northwest Baroque Masterworks Project Part of an extraordinary week exploring the music of G.F. Handel with Pacific […]

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  • Dec 20 2014 | Bach Christmas Oratorio: Stephen Stubbs
    • Bach Christmas Oratorio: Stephen Stubbs
    • Doors open at 6:45 pm. Pre-concert talk at 7:10 pm. The Northwest Baroque Masterworks Project An exciting new collaboration with the EMSI, Early Music Vancouver, Pacific Baroque Orchestra and Pacific MusicWorks Stephen […]

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  • Nov 29 2014 | Vivaldi and his Imitators: Accademia Hermans
    • Vivaldi and his Imitators: Accademia Hermans
    • Doors open at 6:45 pm. Pre-concert talk at 7:10 pm. Accademia Hermans (Italy) Vivaldi and his Imitators In the eighteenth century, Antonio’s Vivaldi’s works were consistently fresh, wildly popular—and widely […]

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  • Nov 8 2014 | Monteverdi Madrigals: Pacific MusicWorks, Stephen Stubbs
    • Monteverdi Madrigals: Pacific MusicWorks, Stephen Stubbs
    • Doors open at 6:45 pm. Pre-concert talk at 7:10 pm. Pacific MusicWorks (Seattle) Stephen Stubbs, lute and direction (Seattle) Monteverdi Madrigals: Songs of Love and War Many of America’s leading early music specialists, […]

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  • Oct 4 2014 | Dowland in Dublin: La Nef, Michael Slattery
    • Dowland in Dublin: La Nef, Michael Slattery
    • Doors open at 6:45 pm. Pre-concert talk at 7:10 pm. La Nef (Montreal) Michael Slattery, tenor (USA) Dowland in Dublin Could the great John Dowland have been born in Ireland? What […]

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  • Apr 12 2014 | Monica Huggett (UK): Seventeenth-century German cantatas
    • Monica Huggett (UK): Seventeenth-century German cantatas
    • EMSI is proud to present the Victoria debut of Harry Van der Kamp, the legendary Dutch bass with more than 120 CDs to his credit. The equally distinguished Monica Huggett […]

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  • Mar 14 2014 | Boston Early Music Festival (USA): Charpentier
    • Boston Early Music Festival (USA): Charpentier
    • Boston Early Music Festival: Vocal, Chamber and Dance Ensembles (USA) Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers and La Couronne de Fleurs For the first […]

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  • Feb 22 2014 | Simphonie Nouvelle (Seattle): Emanuel Bach Tricentennial
    • Simphonie Nouvelle (Seattle): Emanuel Bach Tricentennial
    • Visit the webpage of Jeffrey Cohan 2014 marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of C.P.E. Bach. EMSI celebrates by hosting one of the world’s great keyboardists and some of Seattle’s […]

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  • Feb 1 2014 | Profeti della Quinta (Israel): Il Mantovano Hebreo
    • Profeti della Quinta (Israel): Il Mantovano Hebreo
    • Il Mantovano Hebreo: Italian madrigals and Hebrew prayers by Salomone Rossi Salomone Rossi, a member of the Jewish community in Mantua, was one of the greatest Italian composers of the […]

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  • Dec 14 2013 | Nancy Argenta, Jeanne Lamon (Canada): Christmas in Bach’s Leipzig
    • Nancy Argenta, Jeanne Lamon (Canada): Christmas in Bach’s Leipzig
    • EMSI’s Christmas concert is always highly anticipated as the most entertaining of the season. This year, the towering Christmas cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach are performed by some of Canada’s […]

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  • Nov 24 2013 | Esteban La Rotta (Montreal): Birth of the lute soloist
    • Esteban La Rotta (Montreal): Birth of the lute soloist
    • Esteban La Rotta, one of Canada’s leading players of early plucked instruments, will perform music from the Codex Faenza, the Buxheimer Organ Book and other sources as well as pieces […]

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  • Nov 23 2013 | Pallade Musica (Montreal): Terreno e vago
    • Pallade Musica (Montreal): Terreno e vago
    • In the early seventeenth century, Italians relished adventurous nuance, extreme dynamics and the chance to demonstrate skilful playing. Pallade Musica expresses these qualities passionately  in this programme of Italian chamber music for […]

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  • Nov 2 2013 | ¡Sacabuche! (USA): The Golden Era of the Polish Baroque
    • ¡Sacabuche! (USA): The Golden Era of the Polish Baroque
    • EMSI delights in bringing to its audience neglected masterpieces. On this occasion, the musicians of ¡Sacabuche! (singers, sackbuts, violins and organ) illuminate the works of Jarzębski, Mielczewski, Szarzyński and Zieleński, […]

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  • Oct 5 2013 | London Handel Players (UK): Handel at Home
    • London Handel Players (UK): Handel at Home
    • To the public, Handel was the great man of theatre, the titan who dominated the English music scene for half a century. His friends saw another side; in his rooms […]

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