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. For performances by our own members, whether busking, playing in Church or for an event, or for a more formal concert, please look at our Member Activities page.
Concerts and Recitals
Early Music Vancouver
Pacific Baroque Orchestra
Check the EM website to buy tickets and for a full list of concerts. First concert of the Winter season begins on 26 September.
Gallery Singers : Vancouver's Early Music Choir
2018-2019 season TBA
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:
Early Music Guild of Oregon
Oregon Renaissance Band and Ensemble De Organography
Performance schedules for both groups
Workshops, Classes and Retreats, here, near and abroad
For BCRS Workshops, please click here. The next Workshop wil be an Intermediate to Advanced level workshop, Saturday, October 20th with Marcelline Moody.
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
Workshops on the Baroque Recorder Repertoire
Baroque Performance Series
A program directed by Alan Thrasher, Professor Emeritus, UBC, the aim being to explore the beautiful solo and trio sonatas of Loeillet and other masters for alto (treble) recorder, with harpsichord.
Level: For intermediate and advanced intermediate players (level to be determined in advance).
Focus: Baroque performance style, including ornamentation, articulation, phrasing, temperament and other elements of musicianship.
New for 2018: Different ornamentation options of same sonatas may be examined, based upon historic recordings and new editions.
For information about the instructor, repertoire, location, scheduling and fee structure, click HERE. Several BCRS members have studied with Alan. Send an email to BCRS be put in touch.
Victoria and Vancouver Island
Lance Eccles' "Solar and Lunar Eclipse"
Date: Saturday, September 8, 10am - 4pm
Venue: James Bay New Horizons , 234 Menzies St., Victoria
Instructor: Stacey Boal
Easy music in the morning with Eccles exploration for the afternoon
Washington and Oregon
Seattle Recorder Society
Late September Workshop for Recorders, Voices and Early Winds
For players of recorders, singers, players of early winds including crumhorns, racketts, dulcians, sackbutts and bagpipes.
Date Saturday, September 29 & Sunday, September 30, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Venue Seattle Pacific University, Queen Anne, Seattle
Cost for this two-day workshop: $165.00
Registration will be online and the deadline is August 15th.
More details and contacts Click here
Workshop Kick off Concert
Date Friday September 28, 7:30pm.
Venue Queen Anne Christian Church
(Concert not included in workshop price)
Date: Spring, 2019
Venue: Menucha Retreat Center, Corbett, Oregon.
Further information: Portland Recorder Society
Sitka Centre, Lincoln, Oregon
Winds and Waves Recorder Workshop
Date: May 3-5, 2018
Venue: Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, just north of Lincoln City, Oregon.
Registration closed until next year Sitka Centre. Scholarships available.
Port Townsend Early Music Workshop
Date: July, 2019
SFEMS Recorder Workshops July 2018
Baroque Workshop: June (Registration opens Feb )
Medieval/Renaissance Workshop: July
Recorder Workshop: July
Classical Workshop: July
Musical Discovery Workshop/Youth Collegium: June
Hidden Valley Early Music Road Scholar
Master classes and consort classes.
Week 1: Recorder and viola da gamba
Dates: 29 Oct. - 4 Nov
Week 2: Recorder, viola da gamba, shawm, and dulcian
Dates: 5 - 11 Nov.
Next Level Recorder Retreat
Dates: February 2018
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 email@example.com or (831) 659-3115.
UK, Europe, Israel
Try these links for more events in: the US, the UK and Europe and Israel