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.
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 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.
For information about the instructor, repertoire, location, scheduling and fee structure, click HERE. Several BCRS members have studied with Alan. Send an e=mail to BCRS be put in touch.
Victoria and Vancouver Island
Recorder Ensemble, Sinfonia 1 and Sinfonia 2
Date: July to August, 201
Venue: Victoria Conservatory of Music
Instructor: Stacey Boal
3 different courses for Intermediate to Advanced players, Sinfonia classes include strings.
Registration: http://vcm.bc.ca/faculty-members/stacey-boal/ Click on the appropriate course at bottom left.
Washington and Oregon
Seattle Recorder Society
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 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