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

The EMSV WHAT'S ON column has changed editor from Lyn Hawkins to Jim Bland.

However it will work the same as before as the contact email for concert notices and instruments for sale is still emsvofvic@gmail.com

EMSV members - Your subscription for the year July 1st 2018/ 30th June 2019 is now due. Membership form is in the JOIN section of the website. The annual subscription is now $15 per email address.




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).

EMSV players’ meeting –  FEBRUARY 2021 -  new date to be announced, 



Because of the fluid position with Covid, the February 2021 meeting has been postponed until Victoria is back to allowing up to 30 people in a private venue, when I'll send out the notice to register


The afternoon will start with prepared items followed by group playing/ singing.
Those 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 5 – first in best dressed.

General playing will include principally English renaissance music
All music will be supplied. Item to be workshopped include:
Dowland First book of Airs (a4 + lute in tab)
Gibbons Blessed Are All They a5
Purcell The Night a 4
Byrd Though Amaryllis Dance a5
Morley Fire, Fire, My Heart a5
Gibbons Blessed Are All They a5

Then if we have time
Galilei In Exita Israel a4 + lute / kbd
Gabrieli G O Magnum Mysterium a8
Isaac Optime Pastor a6

Pitch for the group items will be A440.

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

The harpsichord is transposing A440 / A415.

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