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SEASON 2015/2016

CONCERTS –  MASTERCLASSES – LECTURES – AND MORE

Early Music Alberta presents:

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FRIDAY
MAY 6
2016
8:00PM

2016 EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL
CONCERT
BACH WORKS FOR SOPRANO AND FLUTE

Jolaine Kerley, soprano
Terri Hron, recorder
Josephine van Lier, violoncello piccolo
Katelyn Clark, harpsichord

Tickets $40/$30 Students/seniors/members

First Presbyterian Church
10025 105 St NW, Edmonton

SATURDAY
MAY 7
2016
9:30 AM

2016 EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL
RENAISSANCE READING SESSION

Recorders, oboes, sackbuts, viola da gambas, vielles, violins, cellos, etc.:
all are welcome for a morning of playing. Interested auditors welcome also. Pitch will be A-440

Bill Damur, session leader

FREE

First Presbyterian Church
10025 105 St NW, Edmonton

SATURDAY
MAY 7
2016
12:30 PM

2016 EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL
EARLY MUSIC AND DANCE

Much secular Renaissance music has associated dances and songs. In this two-hour workshop participants will learn several period dances including bransles, pavans and almans from Itailian, French and English traditions. The class will conclude with dancing to live music performed by the Borealis consort and guests. No prior dance experience is required, however comfortable shoes are a must. Class size is limited to 24 people. Dance Mistress Cath Jackel has taught Renaissance dance for more than 25 years. The Borealis Consort is a group of Edmonton musicians with a particular interest in renaissance dance music.

Cath Jackel and Borealis Renaissance Consort

FREE

First Presbyterian Church
10025 105 St NW, Edmonton

SATURDAY
MAY 7
2016
3:00PM

2016 EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL
CONCERT
COMMUNITY ENSEMBLE CONCERT

Community musicians
La Folia – Edmonton’s baroque strings ensemble, Josephine – artistic director
Da Camera Singers – John Brough – artistic director
Arioso Women’s Choir – Jolaine Kerley – artistic director

Tickets $15/$10 Students/seniors/members

First Presbyterian Church
10025 105 St NW, Edmonton

SATURDAY
MAY 7
2016
8:00PM

2016 EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL
CONCERT
JOHN BLOW – OPERA VENUS AND ADONIS

Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière – stage director, baroque dance, recorder
Jolaine Kerley, Venus
Mark Wilkinson, Adonis
Julie Harris, Cupid
Megan Shartrand, Shepherdess, Grace
Wendy Grønnestad-Damur, Shepherd, Huntsman, Grace
Jacques Arsenault, Shepherd, Huntsman, Grace
John Giffen, Shepherd, Huntsman, Grace
Stéphanie Brochard, baroque dance
John Brough, conductor
Aiyana Anderson, baroque violin
Shannon Johnson, baroque violin
Charles Pilon, baroque viola
Josephine van Lier, baroque cello
Joëlle Morton, bass
Terri Hron, recorder
Marnie Giesbrecht, harpsichord
Caroline Guilbeault, artwork

Tickets $40/$30 Students/seniors/members

First Presbyterian Church
10025 105 St NW, Edmonton

SUNDAY
MAY 8
2016
1:30PM

2016 EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL
MASTERCLASSES

Subject to change or cancellation.
There are masterclasses available for
  • recorder
  • voice
  • harpsichord
  • chamber music.
Participation by pre-registration only. Participants $40 for a half hour masterclass. Call 780-240-9623 or email info@earlymusicalberta.ca to register for a class
Auditors free.

First Presbyterian Church
10025 105 St NW, Edmonton

SUNDAY
MAY 8
2016
3:00PM

2016 EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL
BAROQUE DANCE WORKSHOP

Marie-Nathalie Lacoussiere (Montreal) – instructor

Come and experience the Baroque period with Canada’s leading choreographer and dancer Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière. Open to anyone wishing to experience 17th and -18th century dances. We will explore the  basic steps of the Menuet – Bourrée and Gigue. Participants  should bring comfortable clothing  (exercise or dance) and flexible shoes or socks.

Tickets $15/$10 Students/seniors/members

First Presbyterian Church
10025 105 St NW, Edmonton

SUNDAY
MAY 8
2016
8:00PM

2016 EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL
CONCERT
VIOLA DA GAMBA CONSORT – ENGLISH VIOL MUSIC

Sarah Poon, treble gamba
Jennifer Bustin, treble gamba
Josephine van Lier, tenor gamba
Joëlle Morton, bass gamba
Colin Ryan, bass gamba

Tickets $40/$30 Students/seniors/members

First Presbyterian Church
10025 105 St NW, Edmonton

MORE EVENTS TO BE ANNOUNCED

EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

SEASON 2015/2016 PAST EVENTS

Early Music Alberta presents:

SUNDAY, MARCH 62016 – 3:00 PM

SOPRANO – TRUMPET – STRINGS

Dawn Bailey, soprano
Frederic Payant, baroque trumpet
Laura Veeze, baroque violin
Aiyana Anderson, baroque violin
Jeanette Comeau, baroque viola
Josephine van Lier, baroque cello
Marnie Giesbrecht, harpsichord

A printable program is available for download.

Tickets $40/$30 Students/seniors/members

Location:
CONVOCATION HALL – UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA

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Early Music Alberta presents:

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2015 – 8:00 PM

LE DONZELLETTE SEMPLICETE

Luigi Rossi (c1597-1653)
Cantata Noi Siam tre Donzellette Semplicete (three simple maidens) for 3 sopranos & basso continuo

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
Works for one, two and three sopranos and continuo.

This concert features a rarely performed and very comical cantata for 3 sopranos and continuo by Luigi Rossi. The cantata tells the story of three sisters who are on their way home from a party and laughingly re-enacting their favourite parts of the evening. They remember which songs and dances they liked best, discuss the fashion faux-pas of the party, and compare the pick-up lines used by men trying to woo them.

All three singers will perform secular solo works and duos by Claudio Monteverdi as well.

It promises to be an amazing concert!

Dawn Bailey, soprano
Catherine Kubash, soprano
Nola Shantz, soprano
Josephine van Lier, baroque cello
Judy Loewen, harpsichord

Tickets $40/$30 Students/seniors/members

Holy Trinity Anglican Church
10037 84 Ave, Edmonton, AB

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Early Music Alberta presents:

SUNDAY, JANUARY 102016 – 3:00 PM

BACH & GOLDBERG

Purcell Golden sonata
Goldberg trio sonata in C
Bach Goldberg variations (transcription for violin,  viola and cello)

Laura Veeze, baroque violin
Charles Pilon, baroque viola, baroque violin
Josephine van Lier, baroque cello
Marnie Giesbrecht, harpsichord

Tickets $40/$30 Students/seniors/members

Location:
First Presbyterian Church
10025 105 St NW, Edmonton

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Early Music Alberta presents:

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 52016 – 7:30 PM

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Jolaine Kerley, soprano
Terri Hron, recorder
Josephine van Lier, baroque cello
Katelyn Clark, harpsichord

Marnie Giesbrecht, harpsichord

Tickets $150

Holy Trinity Anglican Church
10037 84 Ave, Edmonton, AB

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