Events & links

EMSV February Players’ Meeting             Sun 16th Feb, 2:30 pm

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Beginners Viol consort

A new viol consort has been formed to cater specifically for the needs of beginners who wish to participate in consort playing, but lack the audacity to inflict their lack of skill on more experienced groups.
The group is based in Glen Waverley and meets once every fortnight on a Monday morning.
We presently have a quartet, but we would like to recruit two more players so that we can look towards attempting the full range of Renaissance viol music.
Those interested in joining the group should contact
Knobby CLARKE 
0408 793 793


EMSV Soiree in the afternoon     Sundar March 29th.   Advance notice

St Paul's Anglican Canterbury, cnr Church and Margaret Sts, Canterbury

Groups and individuals are invited to prepare items to play at the soiree.

Items should be <8 minutes long, from the medieval to baroque periods and instruments must be of authentic style for the period.

Please let Lyn know if you are intending to play. The harpsichord is transposing A440/415.


Italian Baroque Sessions Academy (Baroque Workshop)  Van Dieman’s Band

Hobart, March 1st – 5th

Tutors: Enrico Gatti (Italy), Baroque Violin; Elena Bianchi (Italy), Baroque Winds;

Julia Fredersdorff, Baroque Violin and Artistic Director; Donald Nicolson, Harpsichord/Organ/Continuo

Easter Viol School, in Brisbane run by BEMF, Fri April 10th – Sun 12th , for viols and lutes
Tutors: Brent Wissick (USA), Polly Sussex (NZ), Jenny Eriksson, Michael O'Loghlin (viols) & Joseph Meyers (lute)    as part of the Brisbane Early Music Festival April 6th - April 12th     



Australian Early Music Societies (non-commercial)

Australian Viola da Gamba Society (AVDGS),

Early Music Assoc. of NSW,

Canberra Recorder & Early Music Society

Early Music Society of Queensland

Recorder & Early Music Society of WA


4. Early Music Resources on the web (free scores) - for full list of sites see members' page

IMSLP/Petrucci music library, international library of free sheet music.

Choral Domain:, free choral scores.


Website Links

Australian early music web links:


Australian Bach Society

Aust Brandenburg Orchestra

Australian Chamber Choir, Douglas Lawrence,

Australian Historical Performance Initiative (based NSW)

Australian Viola da Gamba Society

Box Hill Choral, Andrew Wailes,

Canberra Recorder & Early Music Society

Consort Eclectus

Duniera, Mount Macedon

Early Arts Guild

Early Music Queensland

Early Music Society of NSW (EMA)

Early Music Society of Victoria (EMSV)

Early Music Studio, Melb Uni,

Elysium ensemble 

Ensemble Gombert 

Gloriana Chamber Choir, Andrew Raiskums,

Ironwood Chamber Ensemble

Kew Philharmonic Chamber Choir

La Compañia

Latitude 37 

Lyre Winds (recorder group)

Ludovico's Band

Melbourne Bach Choir

Newman college, Choir, 

Opera Down Under (baroque productions)

Organs of The Goldfields

Peninsular Summer Music Festival 

Promenade of Sacred Music, Sth Grampians, 

Psallamus – Gregorian chant, Latin mass

Recorder & Early Music society of WA

Scot's church, Melbourne

Society of Organists, Victoria, 

St John's Southgate, cantata services,

St Mary's Basilica Geelong

St Peter's Eastern Hill 

The Consort of Melbourne 

Tudor Choristers, Andrew Blackburn, 

Victorian Recorder Guild 

Woodend Winter Arts Festival 


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