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December 2020

A Baroque Christmas Online

20 December 2020 - 1 September 2021
Online Victoria, British Columbia Canada

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, Italy – and Canada! In addition to works by Biber, Campra, Telemann, and the featured work, the charming Cantata Pastorella by Benedikt Aufschnaiter (1665-1742), the concert includes the seventeenth-century “Huron Carol” sung in the original Huron/Wendat.   Jan van der Hooft  tenor Paul Luchkow  baroque violin Elyssa Lefurgy-Smith  baroque violin…

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January 2021

The (Virtual) Dark Side of Vivaldi

January 9 - December 31
Online Victoria, British Columbia Canada

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) for "The Dark Side of Vivaldi". Drama, tragedy, and haunting beauty - you'll hear it all in this exclusive program of fiery Italian works. Click here to purchase tickets and watch the concert! Listen to the pre-concert talk:   Vivaldi ​Trio Sonata Op. 1, No. 1 g minor Stradella ​Trio…

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February 2021

Airs de Cour & Courtly Airs

February 28 - September 1
Online Victoria, British Columbia Canada

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: sublime melodies from the high Renaissance and early Baroque. The courtly songs of the late 16th and early 17th Centuries could be considered the apotheosis of a musical form that stretches back to the 11th and 12th Centuries with the music of the Trouvères and Troubadors. Reveling in the bitter…

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April 2021


April 3 - September 1
Online Victoria, British Columbia Canada

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) This program features ten stunning works taken from the fifteenth-century Chansonnier de Jean de Montchenu. The heart-shaped songbook was copied around 1475 and created for a priest named Jean de Montchenu, who was living in Geneva at this time. The beautifully adorned and carefully created manuscript sits in a cordiform…

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