2018–2019 Season

Non-members are welcome at all Society events by donation.

EMS Events List:

January 20, 2019
Call for Participation: Mid-Winter Tune-Up
Submit your request to perform at the Mid-Winter Tune-Up by January 20th!

January 26, 2019
Mid-Winter Tune-Up
One of our most enduring and popular events. Perform whatever music you or your group have been working on.

March 23–March 24, 2019
Early Music Camp
It's that time again for our Early Music Chamber Camp weekend.

April 27, 2019
Dance The Night Away
Geoffrey Lee-Dadswell will lead all comers in an evening of 15th-17th century dance, band members also welcome!

June 15, 2019
Annual General Meeting
This gathering also features refreshments and live student performances from the community.

 

January 20, 2019 — Call for Participation: Mid-Winter Tune-Up

The annual Mid-Winter Tune-Up is one of our most enduring and popular events, when our members perform pieces that they have been working on, whether as individuals or as part of a group. Members of the EMSNS, or ensembles including at least one member, are invited to share the fruits of their musical labours. The only restriction is a time limit of 8 minutes.

If you are interested in participating, please email Jay Perry at jayperry@ns.sympatico.ca, or phone 902-425-3828 and leave a message, by Sunday, Jan 20.

Please include the following information:
• name of performer/group
• your group's instruments
• title, composer and date (if known or approximate) of the composition
• duration of the piece (approximate)
• number of chairs needed to seat your entry
• the names of those in each group (for planning the program to minimize traffic crossing the floor during performances)
• any special requirements for your performance (e.g. need a harpsichord, etc.)

Participants are asked to bring their own music stands and lights.

 

January 26, 2019 — Mid-Winter Tune-Up

The Mid-Winter Tune-Up is one of our most enduring and popular events.

Come and play/sing some of whatever you've been working on by yourself or with a group, in a convivial, non-judgmental, supportive atmosphere—or just be part of the audience. As always, we'll finish the evening with snacks and drinks, so please bring finger foods, and we'll provide the drinks!

All members of the EMS, or ensembles including at least one member, are invited to share the music on which they have been working. The only restriction is a time limit of 8 minutes.

If you are interested in participating, please email Jay Perry at jayperry@ns.sympatico.ca, or phone 902-425-3828 and leave a message, by Sunday, Jan 20. Please include the following information:

• name of performer/group.
• instrumentation comprising your group.
• title, composer and date (if known or approximate) of the composition.
• duration of the piece (approximate).
• number of chairs needed to seat your entry, and the names of those occupying the seats (for planning the program to minimize traffic crossing the floor during performances)
• any special requirements for your performance (e.g. need a harpsichord, etc.)

Please bring your own music stands and lights.

We're looking forward to hearing your musical offerings! And do invite your friends to come and listen.

Saturday, January 26, 7:30 p.m.
Bethany United Church Fellowship Hall
2669 Joseph Howe Drive, Halifax
Free to EMSNS members, public by donation.

 

March 23–March 24, 2019 — Early Music Camp

It's that time again for our Early Music Chamber Camp weekend. Participating instrumentalists and singers will enjoy a weekend of chamber music collaborations with coaching from local early music specialists.

St. Mark's Anglican Church
5522 Russell St. Halifax

 

April 27, 2019 — Dance The Night Away

Learn dances of the Renaissance/Baroque and trip the light fantastic to a live band – and/or, bring your instrument and play in the live band itself.

Saturday, April 27, 7:30 p.m.
Fairview United Church
3524 Dutch Village Rd., Halifax
Free for EMSNS members. Non-members are welcome by donation.

 

June 15, 2019 — Annual General Meeting

An awful lot of fun for a meeting!

This gathering also features refreshments and live student performances from the community.

Saturday, June 15, 3 p.m.
Venue to be announced - stay tuned!

Free. Donations welcome.


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