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2017–2018 Season

Events List:

January 1–December 31, 2018
NEWS and most recent changes
As of February 16, 2018.

February 26–March 13, 2018
EMSNS Chamber Orchestra resumes
We are always seeking new members! All instruments at A=440 are welcome. Repertoire to be determined based on instrumentation available.

March 15–March 18, 2018
Femke Bergsma Weekend
Extended weekend of lessons, public coaching, and early music reading for all with Femke Bergsma!
March 16Private lessons with Femke
March 17Improvisation and Ornamentation Workshops
March 17Open Coaching with Femke An afternoon of open coaching -- register your group!
March 17Early Music Reading A real Early Music reading for all!

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.

 

January 1–December 31, 2018 — NEWS and most recent changes

Most recent changes at the bottom:
2018-01-30. Femke Bergsma: Details added for each day: 3/16 and 3/17.
2018-01-31. Femke Bergsma: Titles and details further enhanced.
2018-02-16. EMSNS Chamber Orchestra restart event added.

 

February 26–March 13, 2018 — EMSNS Chamber Orchestra resumes

We are always seeking new members! All instruments at A=440 are welcome. Repertoire to be determined based on instrumentation available.

Mondays 7pm-8:30pm. Feb 26 - May 28 (no rehearsals March 26 and April 2)

You will need to bring a music stand.

Please contact laurenklein@mac.com if you are interested or have any questions!

Faith Tabernacle Church
6225 Summit St, Halifax, NS B3L 1R6
$100 for EMSNS members, $120 for non-members. Weekly payment ($10/$12) or "pay what you can" is accepted.

 

March 15–March 18, 2018 — Femke Bergsma Weekend

Femke Bergsma, recorder virtuoso and experienced workshop leader, will be joining us for a few days of private instruction, public solo and ensemble coaching, and a reading of Medieval and Renaissance music for singers 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.

 
March 16 — Private lessons with Femke

Private lessons with Femke at Sally's Pottery Studio. Spaces are limited. A few spots may be available on alternate days (Thursday March 15th or Sunday March 18th). Recorder technical evaluation and repair consultation also available. For more information or registration, contact Nancy Carr.

Purcell's Cove Pottery Studio -- Sally Ravindra's
16 Pottery Lane, Halifax
$60 per hour

 
March 17 — Improvisation and Ornamentation Workshops

All Early musicians are welcome to a pair of workshops presented by Femke, on Improvisation (9:30-10:30am) and Ornamentation (11:00-noon). Music will be in C (non-transposing) at modern pitch (A440). Final cost will depend on the number of participants. (Details subject to change).

Saturday, March 17, 9 a.m. – noon
Atlantic School of Theology - Chapel
660 Francklyn St, Halifax
Estimated $5-15 per person per workshop, subsidies available

 
March 17 — Open Coaching with Femke

An afternoon of open coaching for pre-registered groups or individuals to present a prepared piece. Space is limited; register with Nancy. $50 per group for a half-hour slot. All musicians welcome!

Saturday, March 17, 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Atlantic School of Theology - Chapel
660 Francklyn St, Halifax
$50 per group

 
March 17 — Early Music Reading

A reading for all! Come with your voice, or instrument (non-transposing, A440) and play some real Early Music -- Medieval and Renaissance, led by Femke Bergsma. Percussion welcome also!

Saturday, March 17, 7:30 p.m.
Atlantic School of Theology - Chapel
660 Francklyn St, Halifax
Free to EMSNS members, others by donation

 

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 and 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.
TBA
To Be Announced
Free for EMSNS members. Non-members are welcome by donation.

 

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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