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
Bach: a Family Business
An afternoon featuring music from the Bach family. Johann Sebastian Bach was surrounded by musical uncles, cousins, and fathers-in-law, while his children continued his legacy, featuring music by J.S. Bach and the best of his family, who produced music of the highest calibre for almost 200 years.
Date: 28 October, 2018 at 3 pm.
Venue: Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 1440 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver (at Hemlock)
Tickets: Adults $18.00, Students with valid ID. $9.00, Children aged 0-12..........Free
Tickets available at the door, or in advance.
Purchase tickets for this concert in advance at:
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.
New Early Music Guild of Oregon Workshop in Switzerland. Click here.
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
Next Workshop: TBA
Instructor: Stacey Boal
Washington and Oregon
Date: March 15-18, 2019
Venue: Menucha Retreat Center, Corbett, Oregon.
Registration: Oct. 13th at 8am.
Early Bird Registration fee (basic) is $456.
Faculty: Lisette Kielson, Mark Davenport, Vicki Boeckman, Gayle and Phil Neuman, Laura Kuhlman; For players of recorders, Renaissance winds, reeds, and strings.
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.
Early Music Guild of Oregon
Early Music Workshop
Dates: 25-30 August, 2019 (Friday to Sunday)
Venue: Castle Glarisegg, Steckborn, on the shores of Lake Constance
Registration: Click here for the Registration form
Brochure: Click here
Further information: Early Music Music Guild of Oregon
Try these links for more events in: the US, the UK and Europe and Israel