A Joyful Restart

Alix Goolden Hall, Victoria Conservatory of Music 907 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC

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 striking sinfonia by the revolutionary Italian composer Alessandro Stradella, and Telemanns's imaginative Paris Quartet in E minor, finishing with an otherworldly passacaglia.   Soile Stratkauskas […]

A Joyful Restart

Alix Goolden Hall, Victoria Conservatory of Music 907 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC

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 striking sinfonia by the revolutionary Italian composer Alessandro Stradella, and Telemanns's imaginative Paris Quartet in E minor, finishing with an otherworldly passacaglia.   Soile Stratkauskas […]

A Joyful Restart

Alix Goolden Hall, Victoria Conservatory of Music 907 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC

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 striking sinfonia by the revolutionary Italian composer Alessandro Stradella, and Telemanns's imaginative Paris Quartet in E minor, finishing with an otherworldly passacaglia.   Soile Stratkauskas […]

A Joyful Restart

Alix Goolden Hall, Victoria Conservatory of Music 907 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC

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 striking sinfonia by the revolutionary Italian composer Alessandro Stradella, and Telemanns's imaginative Paris Quartet in E minor, finishing with an otherworldly passacaglia.   Soile Stratkauskas […]

A Baroque Christmas Online

Online Victoria, British Columbia

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 […]

The (Virtual) Dark Side of Vivaldi

Online Victoria, British Columbia

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 […]

Airs de Cour & Courtly Airs

Online Victoria, British Columbia

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 […]

On-the-Air Party

Online Victoria, British Columbia

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 première of the concert Airs de Cour and Courtly Airs, the very moment it will be aired: Sunday, February the 28th, 2021 at 5:30 pm.  And let’s […]

Free

Cordiform

Online Victoria, British Columbia

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 […]

Cordiform Opening Night Event

Online Victoria, British Columbia

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 of the concert Cordiform, the very moment it will be aired: Saturday, April the 3rd, 2021 at 7:00 pm. Then, let’s applaud the musicians and have a […]

Free

A Great Noyse

RSVP for address Victoria, British Columbia

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 season with Renaissance bagpipes, shawms, sackbuts and dulcian in the heart of Oak Bay. This local Renaissance wind consort will play in the most delightful […]

A Great Noyse

RSVP for address Victoria, British Columbia

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 season with Renaissance bagpipes, shawms, sackbuts and dulcian in the heart of Oak Bay. This local Renaissance wind consort will play in the most delightful […]

Reeding in the Garden

RSVP for address Victoria, British Columbia

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 style composed by German and French composers (Telemann, Corrette, Boismortier, Bach and Heinichen) performed by three Canadian musicians (Martin Bonham, Pierre Cayer and Katrina Russell): […]

Reeding in the Garden

RSVP for address Victoria, British Columbia

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 style composed by German and French composers (Telemann, Corrette, Boismortier, Bach and Heinichen) performed by three Canadian musicians (Martin Bonham, Pierre Cayer and Katrina Russell): […]

Wassail, Wassail! Music for the Yuletide Season

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

SPECIAL EVENT! The Baltimore Consort (USA) Danielle Svonavec 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 the season. Don’t […]

$40

— POSTPONED — The (Very) First Viennese School

St. Andrew’s Cathedral 740 View St, Victoria, British Columbia

EMSI has made the difficult decision to cancel January's concert, in light of the rapidly escalating public health situation. We hope to reschedule this wonderful ensemble in a future season. Please find ticket exchange and refund information here. Quicksilver (New York)   Music in Vienna had its first great flourishing long before Mozart and Haydn. […]

$30

— POSTPONED — Wind Quintets: the Origin Story

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

EMSI is sorry to cancel February's concert, but would like to reschedule the Canova Winds performance in a future season. Please contact EMSI if you haven't already done so regarding exchanging, donating or refunding your tickets by emailing boxoffice@emsivictoria.ca or leaving a message at 250 882 5058. Canova Winds (USA) Canova Winds explores the emergence […]

$30

In Memory of Jeanne Lamon

Online Victoria, British Columbia

A concert in memory of legendary baroque violinist Jeanne Lamon, who touched thousands of lives with her exceptional musicianship, leadership, warmth, and generosity in Canada and abroad. The music of Bach was close to Lamon’s heart through her life, and one of her final musical endeavours was the transcription of Bach’s otherworldly and monumental Chaconne […]

by donation

Dancing in the Isles

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

Musica Pacifica (CALIFORNIA) “Some of the finest baroque musicians in America.” American Record Guide During the 17th and 18th centuries, an astounding range of musical styles, influences and cultural remnants co-existed in the British Isles. At the same time that the most fashionable continental musicians were transforming the cultural life of London, centuries-old Irish and […]

$30

Bach’s Easter Oratorio

St. Andrew’s Cathedral 740 View St, Victoria, British Columbia

SPECIAL EVENT! Ensemble Caprice (MONTREAL) Ensemble Vocal Arts-Québec Matthias Maute conductor Janelle Lucyk soprano William Duffy alto Arthur Tanguay-Labrosse tenor Jonathon Adams bass 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 […]

$40

Imaginario: the Making of an Imaginary Songbook

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

Armonia Concertada (ARGENTINA)  María Cristina Kiehr soprano Ariel Abramovich vihuela   In the long tradition of songbooks over the ages, there is a significant gap: songbooks of the Spanish Renaissance for voice and vihuela, a relative of the guitar. Instrumentalist Ariel Abramovich has filled in that gap with an imagined songbook, encompassing songs from the […]

$30

Music for Two Flutes

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

Soile Strakauskas baroque flute (Victoria) Janet See baroque flute (Seattle) Caroline Nicolas viola da gamba and cello Kevin Payne theorbo 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 […]

$30

Kalhor and Tabassian in Dialogue, Dueling Setars

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

Internationally renowned Grammy award winner, Kayhan Kalhor is joined by Ensemble Constantinople co-founder Kiya Tabassian in a program of improvised music on the ancient Persian instrument, the setar, in a joint presentation by EMSI and Early Music Vancouver. ”Rather than a duel, the two setarists’ ninety or so uninterrupted minutes onstage turned out to be […]

$45

— POSTPONED — CD Madness

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

Please check back soon for the new date! EMSI has been the grateful recipient of a donation of over 500 good quality Early Music CDs. We want you to have them, so we will be holding a one-day sale event to raise funds for the society. It will be a lively and fun event, with […]

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