2019–2020 Season

We publish notices of early music events in the wider community as a courtesy to support early music endeavours here in Nova Scotia. If interested in these events, contact these organizations directly. Contact us if you wish to list your early music event here.

Community Events List:

July 19–July 25, 2020
Boxwood Canada 2020
Registration for our 2020 festival is underway!

October 26, 2020
George Frideric Handel: Solomon
Presented by: Dalhousie Collegium Cantorum.

December 31, 2020
EMSNS updates as of: 2020-05-01
The latest updates to our website. Watch here for event changes.

 

July 19–July 25, 2020 — Boxwood Canada 2020

Registration is now open. Check out the line-up at http://boxwood.org/canada/

With programs for adults, teens and children, Boxwood brings together world-renowned artists to share their love of traditional and early music and dance in the beautiful UNESCO heritage site of Old Town Lunenburg in Nova Scotia, Canada. Professionals and amateurs alike are welcome at Boxwood, where the focus is on community building and making music together.

Town of Lunenburg
Nova Scotia

 

October 26, 2020 — George Frideric Handel: Solomon

Presented by: Dalhousie Collegium Cantorum.

Handel’s 1748 oratorio Solomon is not frequently performed in its entirety. Most will know the popular “Arrival of the Queen of Sheba” instrumental movement, as well as the overture. The last time a complete performance as heard in Halifax was in the mid-1980s under the direction of Dr. Walter Kemp.

This performance, conducted by Gary Ewer, will feature Lucy Hayes Davis in the title role of Solomon, along with soloists Betty Allison and Julia MacVicar (sopranos), Jason Davis (tenor), and Michael Donovan (bass). The choir and soloists will be accompanied by an orchestra featuring well-known early music ensemble Réjouissance and friends.

Dalhousie Collegium Cantorum is an 80-voice community choir, directed by Gary Ewer, and accompanied by Tara Scott

Tickets: $25 regular /$20 for students available at Dalhousie’s Fountain School of Performing Arts, from choristers, online at brownpapertickets.com, or at the door.

Monday, October 26, 7:30 p.m.
St. Andrew’s Church
6036 Robie St., Halifax NS

 

December 31, 2020 — EMSNS updates as of: 2020-05-01

Latest updates are at the bottom. Stay tuned for more news!

2020-03-19. Postponed the Dalhousie Collegium Cantorum.event until Oct 26.
2020-03-22. Postponed the Dance event. Date TBA.
2020-05-01. AGM meeting will use Zoom.