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.

 
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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.

Performer: Benjamin Narvey, lute

 
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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".

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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!

https://earlymusicseattle.org 

Please consider making a donation to Early Music Voices and/or Early Music Seattle this season.   

 
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From Amsterdam to Lübeck

Neil Cockburn, organist

A co-production with the University of Calgary

Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Available online through March 27

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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.

Live-stream production by Emil Agopian Film - Stagestream Live  

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This concert is free, but feel free to

make a Donation to Early Music Voices

(Previously, The Organ as a Living Time Capsule.  Slight change in programming due to COVID restrictions.)

 
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Le temps des forêts

A film with Constantinople & Suzie LeBlanc

Music composed by Kiya Tabassian

Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Available for 1 week (until May 1)

Dalla Porta d'Oriente - postponed

Constantinople & Marco Beasley, tenor

Co-written by Kiya Tabassian and Hélène Dorion, Le temps des forêts is a poignant tribute to seniors living in Montreal’s long-term care facilities (CHSLDs), which sets the richness of their memories to poetry and music. 
This work was written following several meetings, which took place from 2016 to 2019, between the gatherers of memories, Kiya Tabassian and Suzie LeBlanc, and the residents of a number of CHSLDs. Inspired by the fascinating accounts of their lives and experiences, this work immortalizes in its own unique way the memories the seniors generously shared with the artists.

 

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.