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:
Next concert: Applausi Festiviwith Kati Debretzeni leader/violin (UK)
Date: Friday, 12th January, 7.30 pm
Venue: St. John the Divine, 1611 Quadra St.Pacific Baroque Festival
Le Grand Siècle: Music in the Glow of the Sun King
Dates: 15-18 February
Venues: Alix Goolden Performance Hall, Christ Church Cathedral
Pacific Baroque Festival 2018 celebrates the 350th anniversary of François Couperin "le Grand", whose profound influence transformed French music towards the end of Louis XIV’s reign.
Program available here
Tickets: available in December
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
“Here’s the Summer,” a two day Early Music Workshop for players of recorders, early winds, and strings.
Date: Saturday and Sunday, July 14th and 15th, 2018.
Venue: Vernon Community Music School, 1705 32nd Ave., Vernon,
British Columbia, V1T 2J3, Canada.
Faculty: Laura Kuhlman, Gayle and Phil Neuman of The Oregon Renaissance Band.
The music of Purcell, Caspar Othmayr, Clemens non Papa, William Sandys, Guillaume Costeley, Clement Janequin, Ludwig Senfl and others from the 15th through the 20th century will be featured in the
The group will also play a concert titled "The Oulde Almaine," featuring a wide variety of music and period instruments including settings of the "La monica" melody from the 16th through the 18th centuries, in Kelowna B.C. on Friday, July 13th and in Vernon on
Sunday, July 15th joined by the popular B.C. group Oko Baroquo. (Admission to the Vernon concert is included in the workshop fee.)
For more information about the workshop, concerts, and registration www.vernonproms.ca/2018events/2018/orb-workshop
Hope to see you there!
Gayle, Phil, and Laura
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: Jan. 1-April 24
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
Date: April 6-9, 2018
Venue: Menucha Retreat Center, Corbett, Oregon.
Registration: Opens & October
Faculty: Frances Feldon, Bob Wiemken, Vicki Boeckman, Gayle and Phil Neuman, Laura Kuhlman; For players of recorders, Renaissance winds, reeds, and strings.
More details: http://portlandrecordersociety.org/
2 full Scholarships for teachers available.
Recorders without Borders
Date: Sat. April 21, 11 am - 2 pm.
Venue: St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2117 Walnut St., Bellingham
Faculty: Vicki Boeckman, Nina Stern, Peter Maund (Percussion)
Concert: 4 pm.
Fees: Workshop only $40, Workshop + Concert $50 (US)
More details: Click here for flyer and sign-up form
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-985-9916
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.
Faculty: Tish Berlin and Frances Blaker
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