Vancouver has a wealth of Early Music concerts and Workshops both near at home and further afield. The links below are merely a guide. If you know of an upcoming event and think it should be posted, please contact us here.
Early Music Society of the Islands
Check EMSI website for a full list of concerts:
Victoria Baroque Players
Check their website for a full list of concerts:
Pacific Baroque Festival
Pacific Baroque Festival 2017 will recognize the death of Georg Philipp Telemann, one of the greatest and most prolific composers of 18th Century Europe, with a programfeaturing his music and music of his contemporaries.
Program available here
Tickets: available in October
Early Music Guiid of Oregon
Oregon Renaissance Band and Ensemble De Organography
Performance schedules for both groups
Workshops, Classes and Retreats, here, near and abroad
For details about the workshops below, which are all in Canada or the Pacific NorthWest region, click on the specific links.
For workshops abroad scroll down to UK, Europe, Israel
Victoria and Vancouver Island
Spring recorder workshop in Victoria - April 28th (Friday)
Francis Colpron and Femke Bergsma
Date: Friday, 28 April, 2017, 6:30-9:30 pm
Venue: The Big Room at James Bay New Horizons, 234 Menzies St. Victoria BC
Francis will lead a 2 hour workshop. Music will be available by mid April. Femke will do a 1 hour session on recorder maintenance and repair. A few small repairs may be done on the spot. Bring your notebook and your ailing instruments!
Cost: about $30 for the 2 sessions (depending on number of registrations).
Contact: Catherine Henderson firstname.lastname@example.org
Denman Island Baroque Festival and Workshop
Date:May 6-14, 2017
Venue: Denman Island
Faculty: Marco Vitale (harpsichord and musical director), Enrique Gomez-Cabrero Fernandez (Baroque violin) and Romeo Ciuffa (recorders and other winds).
This is an 8 day festival of baroque music featuring a workshop for talented amateur singers and instrumentalists in performance of English baroque chamber works and a major work. At the end of the week there will be a concert by participants. The Festival will also feature a community concert/dance, concerts by professional baroque musicians, lectures related to the music and an exhibition. Still some vacancies.
We welcome recorder players with experience in baroque ensemble playing.
Contact: email@example.com Website:
Ancient Music Society
Next workshop: TBA
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website: www.ancientmusicvictoria.com or Facebook
Kyuquot Sound Recorder Workshop
Date: TBA, 2017 Venue: Kyoquot Inn
Faculty: Matthias Maute & Sophie Larivière
Focus: Early Baroque, contemporary & more
Level: Upper Intermediate to Advanced
Contact: Nancy Gorbman (206-852-4762) email@example.com
Further details: TBA
Washington and Oregon
Date: March 17-20, 2017
Venue: Menucha Retreat Center, Corbett, Oregon.
Waiting list open. 2 full Scholarships for teachers available. Apply now: http://portlandrecordersociety.org/?page_id=137
Sitka Centre, Lincoln, Oregon
Winds and Waves Recorder Workshop
Date: April 2017
Venue: Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, just north of Lincoln City, Oregon.
Faculty: Tish Berlin and Frances Blaker
Registration closed until next year Sitka Centre. Scholarships available.
Port Townsend Early Music Workshop
Date: July 9-15, 2017
Registration now OPEN. Details and registration here.
SFEMS Recorder Workshops July 2017
Baroque Workshop: June 18-24 (Registration opens Feb 20)
Medieval/Renaissance Workshop: July 2-8
Recorder Workshop: July 16-22
Classical Workshop: July 23 – 29
Musical Discovery Workshop/Youth Collegium: June 18-23
Hidden Valley Early Music Road Scholar
Celebrating the Music of German Speaking Lands
Dates:Week 1: 30 Oct. - 5 Nov. Week 2: 6 - 12 Nov.
Venue: Hidden Valley, Carmel Valley, Ca
Registration: To register by telephone, call Road Scholar Registration toll-free at 1-800-454-5768 and ask for program number #6254RJ. To register online Click here.
For more information contact Peter Meckel at firstname.lastname@example.org or (831) 659-3115.
UK, Europe, Israel
Try these links for more events in: the US, the UK and Europe and Israel