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2017–2018 Season

Events List:

December 12, 2017
Helios Vocal Ensemble
Inner Space is excited to present Helios Vocal Ensemble, Atlantic Canada’s premier vocal ensemble, in an evening of festive Christmas music.

December 13, 2017
Réjouissance Early Music Ensemble
Eighth Annual Olde World Christmas Celebrating 15 Centuries of Carols.

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.

 

December 12, 2017 — Helios Vocal Ensemble

Inner Space is excited to present Helios Vocal Ensemble, Atlantic Canada’s premier vocal ensemble, in an evening of festive Christmas music. The program will feature works by Lassus, Praetorius and Sweelinck, as well as settings of ancient carols from England and Germany. Join us for a festive sing-along before the evening’s end.

Eszter Horvath, soprano
Elisabeth Stones, soprano
Andrew Pickett, countertenor
Garth MacPhee, tenor
John Mark Dawson, bass

- Jack Chen

Tuesday, December 12, 7:30 p.m.
Studio 21 Fine Art Gallery
1273 Hollis St, Halifax, NS
Tickets $20–$43 from Inner Space Concerts

 

December 13, 2017 — Réjouissance Early Music Ensemble

Eighth Annual Olde World Christmas Celebrating 15 Centuries of Carols.
With Special Musical Guest Kirsty Money performing on the ancient Nyckelharpa.

Musical selections will include a set of carols from our new cd, a set of old carols based on audience favourites, and baroque masterworks including a Telemann 3 violin concerto.

Medieval gingerbread and hot apple cider will be served!

Tickets will be available starting Monday November 20th. Tickets may be purchased through the Bethany United Church Office located just inside the main entrance on Joseph Howe Drive. Please speak with either Dana or Lyn in the office and they will be happy to look after you. Unfortunately, we are not able to ‘hold’ tickets until the night of, all tickets must be paid for in advance.

Thanks very much,
Shawn (for Rejouissance)

Wednesday, December 13, 7:30 p.m.
Bethany United Church
7171 Clinton Avenue, Halifax
Preferred Table Seating $30/Regular $25/Family $60/Student $15

 

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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