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Non-members are welcome at all Society events, and are requested to make a donation.
Saturday, September 22, 2012, 7:30 pm - Beginning with Bach. St James Anglican Church.
One of our most popular events last year, this is a welcoming get-together for early music lovers both new and returning, as we revel in chorales and choruses by the incomparable Johann Sebastian Bach. All instrumentalists and singers are welcome! Led by conductor, violinist and singer, Eszter Horvath. Free for members, non-members welcome by donation.
Saturday, October 20, 2012, 7:30 pm - Dance The Night Away. Bethany United Church.
Geoffrey Lee-Dadswell leads us in a fun, friendly, frolicking evening of dance from the courts of 15th–17th-century France, Italy and England. Get on your feet and get your pulse racing as we explore the dance steps that lie at the heart of of the music we enjoy playing so much. And if dancing's not for you, come and help supply the tunes! Free for members, non-members welcome by donation.
November 9–11, 2012 - Vincent Lauzer Weekend. Our main event of 2012–13! We are very lucky to have Vincent Lauzer, one of the world's top young recorder superstars, joining us for a weekend of workshops, private instruction, and brilliant virtuoso performance.
Friday, November 9, 7:30 pm - EMSNS Reading Evening, First Baptist Church. Songs and madrigals, all players and singers welcome. Free for members, non-members welcome by donation.
Saturday, November 10, First Baptist Church:
9:30 am: Recorder Technique Class ($10 admission, $5 members)
10:30 am: Baroque Phrasing Class ($10 admission, $5 members)
1:30–5 pm: Coaching sessions for early music ensembles ($20/group, observers welcome) - to sign up, contact Nancy Carr, 477-9839, email@example.com.
Saturday, November 10, 7:30 pm, St. George's Round Church: Special Concert: “Flauto dolce solo” — Vincent Lauzer, solo recorder. Admission: $25, $20 (seniors), $10 (students/unwaged); $5 discount for Society members.
Sunday, December 30, 2012, 7:30 pm - Charpentier Messe de minuit. St James Anglican Church.
Our annual reading of Charpentier's Christmas Mass based on French carols has become a beloved holiday tradition. All players and singers welcome. Free for members, non-members welcome by donation.
Saturday, January 19, 2013, 7:30 pm - Mid-Winter Tune-Up. Venue tba.
The much-loved Mid-Winter Tune-Up, a chance for groups and individuals to showcase the short pieces (up to 8 minutes) they have been working on. A call for participation will be circulated in December. Free for members, non-members welcome by donation.
Saturday, February 9, 2013, 7:30 pm - Early Music Lecture.
7:30 pm, Room 406, Dal Arts Centre.
Dr. Jennifer Bain, medieval music scholar and head of the Music Department at Dalhousie University, will speak to us on the intriguing topic of "Hildegard von Bingen: the First Opera Composer?" Free for members and students, non-members welcome by donation.
Stay tuned for more information on our spring events: Dal Student Concert (March), Never Too Late (to learn an early instrument!) (April), and of course our Annual General Meeting (May), featuring music by the Prince Edward Consort!
Updated: September 14, 2012 |
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