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:

September 28, 2019 – January 31, 2020
Early Music/Baroque Ensembles with Jennifer Publicover and Guest Instructors.
Discover the distinct musical vocabulary of the Baroque and Renaissance periods in Europe.

October 19, 2019
Nocturne: Art at Night.
A fall festival that brings art and energy to the streets of Halifax and Dartmouth once every October.

July 31, 2020
EMSNS updates as of: 2019-10-15
The latest updates to our website. Watch here for event changes.

 

September 28, 2019 – January 31, 2020 — Early Music/Baroque Ensembles with Jennifer Publicover and Guest Instructors.

Featured are such beloved composers as Bach, Monteverdi, Telemann, and Händel. Learn how to bring this music to life with historically informed approaches to rhythm, ornamentation, and articulation. We have our own beautiful harpsichord and are open to intermediate+ keyboardists, singers, string players, and wind players. There are opportunities to borrow/rent Baroque wind instruments and Baroque-style bows for bowed instruments.

There will be 14 coached sessions spread through the 2018-2019 season, led by specialists selected to cater to the particular mix of instruments/voices in the group. Repertoire will also be specially selected to suit the group’s particular needs. Sheet music will be provided ahead of time for individual practice. Members are expected to also rehearse independently and come committed and prepared to take advantage of this unique and wonderful opportunity.

Past specialist guest instructors have included: Garth MacPhee, harpsichord and voice; Andrew Pickett, voice; Ivor Rothwell, recorder and bassoon; Karen Langille, violin; Marie Bouchard, harpsichord; Hilary Brown, cello. We look forward to working with these coaches and more this year, including Kirsty Money, Baroque violin/viola.

Rehearsal times are tailored to the needs of the ensembles. One main rehearsal period will be Sundays at 6:45pm. Starts from Sept. 28, 2019 onward.

For more information and registration, please visit: https://www.jenniferpublicove...

St. George's Round Church
2222 Brunswick St., Halifax

 

October 19, 2019 — Nocturne: Art at Night.

A fall festival that brings art and energy to the streets of Halifax and Dartmouth once every October. The event primarily showcases and celebrates the visual arts, but also includes a number of musical components.

Three separate ensembles, each of which includes members of the Early Music Society of Nova Scotia, will participate in a joint Nocturne event under the EMSNS banner.

The unusual partnership consists of Hausmusik, the Early Music Society Orchestra and the Holy Heart Schola Cantorum. There will be an exciting blend of Gregorian Chant and other medieval music, and Renaissance and Baroque music.

This Nocturne event will take place at "The Link", a wonderfully sonorous space that "links" Dartmouth's Alderney Landing market with the ferry terminal on the Dartmouth side. There will be room to sit, stand, play and sing, as the three ensembles alternate their unique styles of music.

Come and hear your fellow EMSNS members as they enchant the ferry travellers embarking and disembarking throughout the night.

Saturday, October 19, 6 p.m. – midnight
The Link
Dartmouth Ferry Terminal
Free to all.

 

July 31, 2020 — EMSNS updates as of: 2019-10-15

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

2019-09-30. Nocturne updates.
2019-10-15. Updated start time for Never Too Late. Next board mtg date. Title for March Event.