Wassail, Wassail! Music for the Yuletide Season

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church 924 Douglas St, Victoria

SPECIAL EVENT! The Baltimore Consort (USA) José Lémos countertenor Danielle Svanavec soprano With its always festive cornucopia of instruments — lute, cittern, viols, crumhorns, recorders, rebec and percussion—the Baltimore Consort offers old carols and dance tunes from the British Isles, Germany, France, Spain and the New World. EMSI’s Christmas concert is always a highlight of […]

$40

The (Very) First Viennese School

St. Andrew’s Cathedral 740 View St, Victoria

Quicksilver (New York) Music in Vienna had its first great flourishing long before Mozart and Haydn. The Emperors of the 17th century were great connoisseurs and brought together virtuosi from Italy and Austria at their splendid court in Vienna. Quicksilver baroque orchestra brings to life the extravagant and sumptuous sonatas of masters such as Bertali, […]

$30

Wind Quintets: the Origin Story

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church 924 Douglas St, Victoria

Canova Winds (USA) Canova Winds explores the emergence of one of classical music’s most loved ensembles. Concertgoers may be familiar with well-known wind quintets by Nielsen, Hindemith and Barber, but the form originates with Giuseppe Cambini, Franz Danzi, Anton Reicha and Beethoven. Each period wind instrument is unique and playful on its own, but merged […]

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Dancing in the Isles

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church 924 Douglas St, Victoria

Musica Pacifica (CALIFORNIA) This high-energy program of rousing folk and dance music from eighteenth-century England, Ireland and Scotland has something for everyone. Soulful tunes and merry jigs are juxtaposed with Purcell, Corelli and Vivaldi. The music of Scottish composers such as James Oswald, “Red Rob” Mackintosh, and Niel Gow defies categorization as either classical or […]

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Bach’s Easter Oratorio

St. Andrew’s Cathedral 740 View St, Victoria

SPECIAL EVENT! Ensemble Caprice (MONTREAL) Ensemble Vocal Arts-Québec On the Saturday before Palm Sunday, EMSI is pleased to present one of Bach’s towering achievements performed by one of the world’s most sought-after early music ensembles. First performed in Leipzig in 1725, this oratorio has been among the best-loved of Bach’s masterpieces, but opportunities to hear […]

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Imaginario: the Making of an Imaginary Songbook

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church 924 Douglas St, Victoria

Armonia Concertada (ARGENTINA)  María Cristina Kiehr soprano Ariel Abramovich vihuela Two of Europe’s leading performers of Early Music showcase the work of Juan Vasquez (c. 1500 - 1560) in songs of aching beauty and sadness. This is Spanish music at its most compelling and moving. “expressive ardour…profound sensuality”  Gramophone Tickets $30; subscriber, senior, member and […]

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Music for Two Flutes

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church 924 Douglas St, Victoria

Soile Strakauskas baroque flute (Victoria) Janet See baroque flute (Seattle) Caroline Nicolas viola da gamba and cello Kevin Payne lute The eighteenth century was the golden age of the flute and some of the best baroque musicians from the Pacific Northwest present a varied selection of beautiful music from around Europe. The featured composers include […]

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