encouraging the enjoyment of mediaeval, renaissance and baroque music

Early Music Society of Victoria, (Australia)

The Early Music Society of Victoria (Australia) encourages the enjoyment of mediaeval, renaissance and baroque music.

It runs events such as players' and singers' afternoons, and public concerts.  New members and visitors are most welcome at all activities.


To join the EMSV see the JOIN section for the application form. Annual subscription $10 per email address.

EMSV Members receive "What's On in early music" emails every 2 or 3 weeks.




NEXT EMSV EVENT :  EMSV MEETING - Sunday 24th June 2018      2.30  - 5.00 pm

at Canterbury.

Members see memeber's section for address. Non EMSV members welcome, but email emsvofvic@gmail.com for address.


Any singers / instrumentalists can participate in the group playing, but instruments must be of authentic style for the period.

Prepared items: please let Lyn know via the EMSV email address if you have a prepared item to perform (preferably with a Spanish flavour).

General playing - music will be supplied. Pieces to be played will include music by Spanish or Spanish inspired composers including Lobo - Versa est in Luctum a6; de Victoria – Magnum Mysterium a4; Morales – Ad Tantae a4, Ecce Virgo & Missa Sobre a4; Valls – Cum in Vocarum a6.

The pitch for the afternoon will be A415 and A440.

Enquiries Lyn Hawkins 0407 765 220, or email emsvofvic@gmail.com.


EARLY MUSIC SOCIETY WHAT'S June/July 2018 - see members' section

Items listed must be >50% 'early' and instruments used must be period instruments.         
Please let me know of any concerts coming up, or corrections. Send notices in word, not in pdf to emsvofvic@gmail.com.    Lyn Hawkins


Instrument for sale

Harpsichord Single-manual Flemish harpsichord (2 x 8', with buff) by Dennis Woolley, 1990 (after Hans Moermans, 1584). Excellent condition. $12,000 o.n.o. Contact David on 0401 032825.


Harpsichord Flemish style single manual harpsichord (1 x 8’& 1x4’) 51 keys from low B to top D. In very good condition

with the original construction manual, a tuning key and a set of strings and spare parts, a matching seat and removable music stand. Price $3500 ONO. Available for inspection in Chewton (nr Castlemaine). Steve Saunders 0400995277 or email seventhvalley@ozemail.com.au     


Canberra Recorder & viol weekend.

A combination of technique classes, instrument specific consorts, combined consorts & small mixed ensembles.

Tutors are Ryan Williams (recorders), Laura Moore (viols) and Reidun Turner (viols).

Incl morning & afternoon tea & free admission to Telemann Fantasies concert performed by the tutors at 3PM Sunday. Private lessons available on Saturday afternoon, please contact the tutors. BYO Lunch, tuning A=440Hz

Date: Sat June 23rd - Sun June 24th 2018 9am - 2:30pm Both days

Wesley Music Centre, 20 - 22 National Circuit Canberra To book contact ryanwilliamsrecorders@live.com


Orpheus Recorder Boutique 2019. 6-11 January at Armidale NSW Australia

An intensive and intimate recorder course for intermediate and advanced players of all ages. Six days of technique classes, small ensemble and chamber ensemble. Each group works with a variety of world renowned tutors. Full board is available on campus. Tutors include Antonio Carrilho (Portugal) – Australia: Rodney Waterman, Ryan Williams, Ruth Wilkinson,

Robyn Mellor & Daniel Murphy.  Bookings for ORB2019 open 1st June 2018 Early Bird Discount until the 30th June



Guildford Early Music concerts, Victoria – program needs new organizer

After June, this central Victorian series of early music events has been suspended due to the organisers Steve & Gus Saunders moving from Victoria. If anyone would like to take over the management of the series, contact Steve Saunders: 0400 995 277 or email seventhvalley@ozemail.com.au .








































































































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