Early Music Voices 2020-2021 Season
In this unusual year, we plan to bring you as much early music as possible. Please keep checking back for the most up-to-date information. Here is the outline of our season so far.
The Calgary Connection
Benjamin Narvey, lute
Sunday, September 27 at 7:30 pm
Pre-concert talk 7pm
Location: Online through October 4th
Lutenist Benjamin Narvey (originally from Calgary) presents music by the two leading lute composers of the high-baroque era: Robert de Visée and Sylvius Leopold Weiss. This music will “connect” Calgary listeners to the splendour of the courts of Dresden and Versailles.
Performers: Benjamin Narvey, lute
Thank you, Rosa Barocca for your ongoing partnerships with EMV, despite our not being able to go ahead with this one!
The Messiah Project
An Evening of Messiah Arias - CANCELLED
Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 7:30 pm
DUE TO INCREASED RESTRICTIONS, THIS PROJECT WILL NOT GO AHEAD. WE HOPE TO WORK WITH OUR SUCCESSFUL AUDITIONEES AT SOME TIME IN THE FUTURE.
PLEASE ENJOY OUR SING ALONG AT HOME - SEE BELOW!
Instead of our usual VoiceScapes Sing Along Messiah, we are planning to present the auditioned Debut Singers in a “solos only” concert. Join us online and enjoy the performances of these talented emerging artists. Please note: We have had to scale back our vision of this project. Rosa Barocca will unfortunately no longer be involved due to current restrictions on gathering. We hope we can still go ahead with a smaller group of players.
Rather than selling tickets, this event will be "by donation".
Sing Along at Home
Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 3:00 pm
Link to watch Seattle Baroque performance: Handel's Messiah
Since we can't come together to sing along with Messiah this year, why not gather with those in your bubble and sing along at home? Early Music Seattle has kindly offered to let us use a link to their 2019 performance of the work. It features the Byrd Ensemble, a choir directed by Markdavin Obenza, with Alexander Weimann (Music Director) conducting the Seattle Baroque Orchestra.
If we all all watch at 3pm, we can sing along together, apart!
Please consider making a donation to Early Music Voices and/or Early Music Seattle this season.
The Organ as a Living Time Capsule
Neil Cockburn, organist
A co-production with the University of Calgary
Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 7:30 pm
The Ahrend organ (built 2006) at the University of Calgary is the child of a rich family tree of scientific, artistic, and cultural traditions. Organist, Neil Cockburn, curates this biographical performance to tell the story of the instrument in word, image, and music.
Dalla Porta d'Oriente
Constantinople & Marco Beasley, tenor
Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 7:30 pm
Location: TBA and Online
Songs of the Italian, Ottoman and Persian renaissances are interwoven in an early 17th-century manuscript by the Polish musician and orientalist Ali Ufki (Albert Bobowski). In this source the author revels in shifting from one language to another and one music to another. Joined by Italian tenor Marco Beasley, Constantinople (Artistic Director: Kiya Tabassian) revisits the music of that period and recreates a bridge between European and Persian cultures.
2020-2021 Ticket Information
In order to remain very flexible in our offerings, EMV will not sell subscriptions this season.
Please expect a combination of online ticket sales and "by donation" events.