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 […]

Garden Concert: A Great Noyse

RSVP for address Victoria, British Columbia

A Great Noyse is Victoria's only Renaissance wind ensemble. Performing on authentic reproductions of instruments used over 400 years ago, the five-person ensemble creates a unique sound that you simply won't hear anywhere else on the Island. From elegant masques in the stately gardens of royalty to lively dances on the village green, the haut, […]

Garden concert: A Great Noyse

RSVP for address Victoria, British Columbia

A Great Noyse is Victoria’s only Renaissance wind ensemble. Performing on authentic reproductions of instruments used over 400 years ago, the five-person ensemble creates a unique sound that you simply won’t hear anywhere else on the Island. From elegant masques in the stately gardens of royalty to lively dances on the village green, the haut, […]

Garden Concert: Banquo Folk Ensemble

RSVP for address Victoria, British Columbia

Join us in an exquisite garden for a tour of medieval Europe, from 13th Century Scotland, to the trouvères of France, the dance music of Italy and the pilgrim songs of Spain. Banquo Folk Ensemble has been performing in Victoria for over 20 years. Vocalists and multi-instrumentalists, they take early music from the written and […]

Garden Concert: Banquo Folk Ensemble

RSVP for address Victoria, British Columbia

Join us in an exquisite garden for a tour of medieval Europe, from 13th Century Scotland, to the trouvères of France, the dance music of Italy and the pilgrim songs of Spain. Banquo Folk Ensemble has been performing in Victoria for over 20 years. Vocalists and multi-instrumentalists, they take early music from the written and […]

Garden Concert: In the Trees

RSVP for address Victoria, British Columbia

Baroque music for two violins, recorder, bassoon, recorder and cello, performed in a beautiful garden. Music by Boismortier, Marais, Corette, Handel and more.   Performers: Carolyn Hatch, violin Elyssa Lefurgey-Smith, violin Kerry Graham, bassoon and recorder Martin Bonham, cello and viola da gamba   The program will draw from: Sonata Sesta, Sonata in Imitation of […]

Garden Concert: In the Trees

RSVP for address Victoria, British Columbia

Baroque music for two violins, recorder, bassoon, recorder and cello, performed in a beautiful garden. Music by Boismortier, Marais, Corette, Handel and more.   Performers: Carolyn Hatch, violin Elyssa Lefurgey-Smith, violin Kerry Graham, bassoon and recorder Martin Bonham, cello and viola da gamba   The program will draw from: Sonata Sesta, Sonata in Imitation of […]

Vivaldi’s Other Seasons

First Metropolitan United Church 932 Balmoral Road, Victoria, BC

Hélène Brunet soprano Rodolfo Richter violin and direction Ensemble Castor (AUSTRIA) BUY TICKETS NOW A light-hearted alternative to the familiar Four Seasons, this programme includes concerti and cantatas by Vivaldi related to nature, its sounds and its powerful events: bird song, tempests, rural life and the hunt. One of Italy’s leading exponents of the baroque […]

$31

A New Springtime of the World

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

Diabolus in Musica (FRANCE) In the twelfth century, in the famous words of George Duby, “a new world blossomed on the old Latin stump.” This new world witnessed the composition by troubadours of the first secular songs on themes of courtly love. Musicians were joyfully reinventing beauty for a new age. Diabolus in Musica present […]

$31

CD Madness Sale

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

700 quality gently used Early Music CDs for sale A fun, lively event to chase away the winter doldrums Live music while you shop Come in your best periwig, doublet-and-hose or wimple Get great bargains on top-notch CDs Progressive sale – as the afternoon wears on, the prices come down! Saturday, November 12, 2:30pm, St. […]

Masters of the Lute: Dowland to Bach

First Church of Christ, Scientist 1205 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC

Thomas Dunford lute (FRANCE) Thomas Dunford has quickly established himself as the most exciting and acclaimed member of the new generation of lutenists. In his Victoria debut, he will bring his unrivaled virtuosity to masterpieces of the Renaissance and to the unparalleled masterpieces of J.S. Bach, including an arrangement for lute of the famous Chaconne […]

$31
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