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Victoria, British Columbia Canada

February 2021

Airs de Cour and Courtly Airs

February 27
Online Victoria, British Columbia Canada

Songs from the courts of Louis XIII of France, Elizabeth I of England and Mary, Queen of Scots. To bring warmth to frigid February, EMSI presents a program of courtly songs and instrumental works from France, England and Scotland, performed by Victoria artists, soprano Gwen Jamieson, lutenist Doug Hensley and gambist Martin Bonham:  gorgeous 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…

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April 2021


April 3
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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