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2017–2018 Season

Events List:

November 13, 2017
Pierre Perron CAMMAC-style reading
A CAMMAC-style reading in honour of Pierre Perron, 2pm at First Baptist Church.

November 18–November 19, 2017
Early Music Camp
Application deadline EXTENDED! to Tuesday, October 24th, 18:00.

December 28, 2017
Charpentier Messe de Minuit
The annual reading of Charpentier's Christmas Mass At St. James' - 7pm!

January 27, 2018
Mid-Winter Tune-Up
The annuals Mid-Winter Tune-Up is a chance to see (and hear) a little bit of what everyone is up to.

February 10, 2018
Early Music Movie Night
Vision: From The Life Of Hildegard von Bingen Note: Date to be confirmed!

March 14–March 18, 2018
Femke Bergsma Weekend
Weekend of lessons, public coaching, and early music reading for all with Femke Bergsma!

April 21, 2018
Dance The Night Away
Geoffrey Lee-Dadswell will lead all comers in an evening of 15th-17th century dance, band members also welcome!

May 5, 2018
Handel Oratorio Reading
Eszter Horvath leads us in an exciting reading from the oratorios of a composer Haydn called "The master of us all": Georg Frideric Handel.

June 16, 2018
Annual General Meeting
The annual paperwork, plus lots of music and fun. Note venue to be confirmed.

 

November 13, 2017 — Pierre Perron CAMMAC-style reading

A CAMMAC-style reading in honour of Pierre Perron, a veteran community music leader and educator. All are welcome to join in singing and playing. Pierre has given much to the Halifax musical community and we encourage you to attend this celebration.

Monday, November 13, 2 p.m.
First Baptist Church
1300 Oxford St, Halifax
Free

 

November 18–November 19, 2017 — Early Music Camp

Our third annual camp! It's that time again for our Early Music Chamber Camp weekend.

We are pleased to announce that in addition to our past coaches Lauren Klein, Andrew Pickett and Jennifer Publicover, we will also be welcoming Kirsty Money and Max Kaspar. They are fabulous musicians who are both members of Symphony Nova Scotia, and are well-known locally for their Early Music projects.

November 18-19 2017
St. Mark's Church (Gottingen and Russell Sts)
Tuition $40, $30 for EMSNS members

Saturday, November 18, 2017
9 am meet time
9:30 am - 4 pm coaching and rehearsal sessions, please bring your lunch and we will provide beverages.
4:30 pm faculty recital

Sunday, November 19, 2017
1 pm - 4:30 pm coaching and rehearsal sessions
4:30 pm participants presentation

To register online, please click here: https://goo.gl/forms/CY9juxK1...

To register by hand: go to the "Join" page, print the PDF form and mail it in.

St. Mark's Anglican Church
5522 Russell St. Halifax
EMSNS members $30, others $40.

 

December 28, 2017 — Charpentier Messe de Minuit

Our annual reading of Charpentier's Christmas Mass has become an EMSNS holiday tradition. We'll also have a chance to sing through the ancient French carols underlying this beloved work. All singers and instrumentalists welcome (not 7pm start time).

Thursday, December 28, 7 p.m.
St. James Anglican Church
2668 Joseph Howe Dr, Halifax
Free for EMSNS members. Non-members are welcome by donation.

 

January 27, 2018 — Mid-Winter Tune-Up

The ever-popular Mid-Winter Tune-Up, a chance for groups and individuals to showcase the short pieces (up to 8 minutes) they have been working on. Share your music,or come and listen! A call for participation will be circulated in December. Venue to be announced.

Saturday, January 27, 7:30 p.m.

 

February 10, 2018 — Early Music Movie Night

Our film night last year was so fun, we've decided to do it again! This year we'll see the award-winning Vision: From The Life Of Hildegard von Bingen, depicting the musical abbess's struggle to increase the role of women within her order. With a pre-film chat by Dr. Jennifer Bain.

Saturday, February 10, 7:30 p.m.
MacAloney Room, Dalhousie Arts Centre
Room 406, 6101 University Ave, Halifax
Free for EMSNS members. Non-members are welcome by donation.

 

March 14–March 18, 2018 — Femke Bergsma Weekend

Femke Bergsma, recorder virtuoso and experienced workshop leader, will be joining us for a weekend private instruction, public solo and ensemble coaching, and a reading of medieval and Renaissance music for singer and players (on the evening of Saturday, March 17th). This year's focus will be on ornamentation and improvisation. To arrange private lessons, or to register a spot in the public coaching, please contact Nancy Carr at thecarrs (at) hfx.eastlink.ca or 902-477-9839.

 

April 21, 2018 — Dance The Night Away

Back by popular demand, Geoffrey Lee-Dadswell leads us in an evening of dance from the courts of 15th-17th century France, Italy and England, as we explore the movement in the music we enjoy playing so much. And if dancing's not for you, come nad help supply the tunes!

Saturday, April 21, 7:30 p.m.
Fairview United Church
3524 Dutch Village Rd., Halifax
Free for EMSNS members. Non-members are welcome by donation.

 

May 5, 2018 — Handel Oratorio Reading

Selections from the oratorios of Handel, led by Eszter Horvath. Something for singers and instrumentalists. Please note the venue is to be announced. Music will be available for 'C' tuned instruments only.

Saturday, May 5, 7:30 p.m.

 

June 16, 2018 — Annual General Meeting

An awful lot of fun for a meeting! Featuring food, drink, and performances by the winners of this year's EMSNS Kiswanis Festival Early Music Awards.

Saturday, June 16, 3 p.m.
First Baptist Church
1300 Oxford St, Halifax
Free. Donations welcome.


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