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 and may view the latest version on this website in the Members' section.


Next EMSV MEETING – Sunday February 3rd

2.30  - 5.00 pm


At St Paul's Anglican church, Margaret St, Canterbury - email emsvofvic@gmail.com for details


A renaissance / early baroque musical afternoon of seasonal choral / instrumental works.

Any singers / instrumentalists are welcome to participate in the group playing, but instruments must be of authentic style for the period. Members who wish to perform a short (less than 5 min) item, please let Lyn know by email (emsvofvic@gmail.com) as performing slots will be limited to 4 – first in best dressed.

General playing - Pieces to be played will include items we didn’t get around to at Christmas:

Praetorius Magnificat Super chorale a8; Marenzio – Hodie Christus a4; Lassus – Alma Redemptoris a8; Byrd – This Sweet & Merry Month; Anon – La Dolce Vista a6.

The pitch will be A440, but performers may use A415 as the harpsichord is transposing.


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


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