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.

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. To insert concert notices or instruments for sale, email Jim Bland through the EMSV email address emsvofvic@gmail.com


To join the EMSV click HERE for the application form. (Annual subscription $15 per email address)


EMSV MATINÉE / CONCERT - Sunday 15th May, 2022.  2.30  - 5.00 pm  (Bookings close Wednesday 11th May)


Upstairs function room, The Auburn Hotel (formerly the Geebung Polo Club),

85 Auburn Rd, (cnr Victoria Rd) Hawthorn East.

Sumptuous afternoon tea and soft drinks provided.  Alcoholic drinks to be paid for directly to the hotel by the guests.

EMSV members $15 per head. Non-members $20 per head.

The EMSV Harold McDonald prize will be presented at the Matinee.


People wishing to perform:  Please email your request to perform to emsvofvic@gmail.com or text Lyn on 0407 765 220 with what they will play/sing and its duration.  Performances are to be limited to 12 groups, each a maximum of 5 minutes duration.  First in, best dressed. Instruments must be authentic for the period of the music being performed (medieval, renaissance or baroque).

If you need the EMSV harpsichord please email the emsv email address and let them know, including the pitch you want it at, (modern A440 or baroque A415)

BOOKING FORM. (text details may be emailed if that is easier) Bookings must be received by Wednesday 11th May.

Name (s) of people attending,

           EMSV Members & their friends:






People wishing to perform: pieces should be approx. 5 minute item. Groups may do two brackets up to 5 minutes each.

If you wish to perform an item please tick here.                   Number of people performing:  _________

Performing groups: please only list the performance on one form.



DIRECT DEBIT (preferred method of payment) to account: The Early Music Society of Victoria Inc

                                    CBA:   BSB No 063-001     CBA Account no 00908428              

Under receiver account description put  ‘Matinée” & your surname

When paying by direct debit, please email the treasurer Peter Brewer on emsvofvic@gmail.com with the form above and include the date of your direct debit


CHEQUE (please email emsvofvic@gmail.com the date you posted the cheque.

I enclose a cheque for ___________   ($15.00 / $20 per person) made payable to the Early Music Society of Victoria, Inc.

Please post your completed form and cheque to:  EMSV,  PO Box 100,  Park Orchards, Victoria, 3114


Enquires to Lyn Hawkins, 0407 765 220 or by email emsvofvic@gmail.com





Early music interest concerts. 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 concert notices in word format (not in pdf) to emsvofvic@gmail.com (Jim Bland).
The What's On column is emailed to EMSV members.






Membership Application Form : 

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