SEASON 2017/2018

Early Music Alberta presents:

German Baroque Cantatas

Saturday, January 27, 2018, 7:30 PM
Frirst Presbytarian Church, 10025 105 St. Edmonton

Dawn Bailey, soprano
Aoife Bonaventura, alto
Ian Bannerman, tenor
Roderick Bryce, bass
Erin Wong, baroque violin
Gabriele Thielmann, baroque violin
Leanne Maitland, baroque viola
Josephine van Lier, tenor viola da gamba
Josephine van Lier, baroque cello
Pablo Montes, baroque bassoon
Erik Reinart, harpsichord, organ

Fundraising Concert
Friday, February 23, 2018
80 Windermere Drive SW. Edmonton, AB, T6W 0S1

7:30 PM- Champagne Reception
8:00 PM – Concert

Tickets are $150. A tax receipt will be issued for a portion of each ticket.
Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

A yearly Early Music Alberta Tradition is to have a fundraising concert in an intimate setting. This years’ concert will be at a different venue and promises to be very special! The concert provides you with the opportunity to be close to the musicians while listening to some of the greatest music ever written. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served throughout the evening.

The evening also offers a chance to participate in our Adopt-A-Musician program. You can sponsor, in part or completely, the fees or travel cost of musicians performing during the festival. You could also sponsor an entire concert. Every little bit helps!
Our Adopt-A-Musician program is available online also, in case you would like to donate in the current tax-year! We will issue a tax receipt for every donation.
Do you collect airline points or Airmiles which you would like to donate? Our Dutch guest Mathilde van Wijnen will be travelling with a basse de violon to Edmonton and will need two seats: one for her and one for her “over-sized-cello”!
Curious? Please visit our website, or contact me personally for more information!

Looking for a Christmas gift? Why not give Fundraising Concert Ticket to that special person in your life?

May, 4, 5 and 6, 2018

Early Music Alberta will once again hold its Early Music Festival in 2018!
We have a spectacular line-up of events with concerts, masterclasses, workshops and more! I am proud to say that this year’s’ concerts will feature an impressive lineup of local musicians. Festival passes are for sale on our website now.

Friday, May 4, 2018
“Music of the Sistine Chapel”
The Scola Cantorum of St Joseph’s Basilica.
Roderick Bryce director

Saturday, May 5, 2018
“Stylus Phantasticus”
Music from late 16th century Germany including Bach, Buxtehude, Biber, Reincken.
Laura Veeze, baroque violin
Frederique Payant, baroque trumpet
Pablo Montes, baroque bassoon
Josephine van Lier, viola da gamba
Mathilde van Wijnen, basse de violon (Netherlands)
Jeanne Yang, harpsichord

Sunday, May 6, 2018
“Barockin’ Bass”
Music for two cellos, cello and bassoon, cello and bass and a combination of all four!
Mathilde van Wijnen, baroque cello (Netherlands)
Josephine van Lier, baroque cello
Pablo Montes, baroque bassoon
James Mallet, baroque bass

CHECK IN later for updated concert listing

CHECK IN later for updated concert listing


ITALIAN MUSIC for lute and theorbo

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017, 7:30 PM

MICHELE CARRECA, lute & theorbo (Italy)

Michele Carreca was born in Foggia and graduated in lute at “Conservatorio Santa Cecilia” in Rome with Andrea Damiani in 2006. He attended master classes held by Paul O’Dette and in particular by Hopkinson Smith, wich has been a main point of reference for his studies.

As a soloist and as chamber musician Michele Carreca has played for Gesellscahft der Musikfreunde in Wien in the Musikverein Wien, Brahms Saal, “I Concerti del Quirinale di Radio 3” (Rome), “La Stanza della Musica” and “Piazza Verdi” (Rai Radio 3),  “Stockholm Early Music Festival” (Sweden), “Festiwal Muzyki Dawnej” Jarosław (Poland), “Festivalul Baroc” Timisoara (Romania), “Festival Camino de Santiago” (Spain), Istituto Italiano di Cultura New York City (United States), Festival “Musique et Memoire” (France), the Staedel Museum in Frankfurt (Germany), the Alte Pinakothek in Munich (Germany), the Italian Cultural Institute in Munich (Germany), Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum Braunschweig (Germany), Festival Antiqva, Barcelona (Spain), the Juan March Foundation in Madrid (Spain), for the National Gallery in London (Great Britain), “Festival international de musique andalouse et des musiques anciennes” in Algiers, (Algeria) “Mostra Internacional de Musica Antigua” in Curitiba, Brazil, for Universidade Federal in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), for the European Early Music Day of Rema, in Uzghorod (Ucrain), “Festival der Laute” in Dresden (Germany), “Nuove Settimane Barocche” in Brescia, “Urbino Musica Antica”, “Accademia Filarmonica Romana” in Rome, “World Bach-Fest” in Florence, “Echi Lontani” Festival in Cagliari, “Segni Barocchi” in Perugia, the concert season of “Centro di Musica Antica Pietà dei Turchini” in Naples, “Musica ai Frari” in Venice, etc.

In Baroque operas and orchestras he played under the direction of John Eliot Gardiner, Andrea Marcon, Alessandro De Marchi, Chiara Banchini, among others.

He has made recordings both as a soloist and as a continuo performer for BrilliantClassicsClassic Voice-AntiquaIpsarRai Trade, Urania RecordsContinuo Records. He has given master classes and concert-lessons for numerous institutions, such as Conservatorio di Foggia, Conservatorio di Pescara, Dams Univeristà Roma Tre, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro.

Michele Carreca lives in Rome and is Professor of Lute and early plucked instruments at the Conservatory V.Bellini, Palermo.

His last recording works available in 2017 are “Henriette the Princess of the Viol” with Maddalena Del Gobbo viola da gamba, for Deutsche Grammophon, and  “Giacomo Gorzanis : Solo lute music” as a soloist for Deutsche Harmonia Mundi. This album is the first monography dedicated to Gorzanis, a famous Renaissance lutenist and composer born in Apulia.


Francesco da Milano (1497-1543)
Dolcissima et amorosa
Ricercar 4 – Fantasia 15
De mon triste desplaisir (J.Richafort ca1480-1547-F.Da Milano)- Fantasia 64 – Fantasia 30
Ricercare 1 – Fantasia 51
Fantasia 31 – Fantasia 32 – Ricercar 7
Fantasia 33 -Fantasia 34 “la compagna”

Giacomo Gorzanis (ca 1525-after 1574)
Fantasia quinta-Saltarello dito l’Imperial
Recercar primo-Marta gentile
Pass’e mezo dela bataglia/Padoana del ditto/Saltarello del ditto


Giacomo Gorzanis (ca 1525-after 1574)
Fantasia seconda- Pass’e mezo ditto La dura partita/Padoana del ditto
Fantasia sesta – Pas’e mezo sopra una Canzon Francese
Recercar secondo-Saltarelo detto Sona Baloni
Pas’e mezo sopra gie vo desser d’un bois ah
Fantasia quarta-Balo todesco
Pas’e mezo ditto L’orsa core per el mondo-Padoana del ditto-Saltarello del ditto
Occhi lucenti assai più che le stelle

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger (ca 1580-1651)
Improvvisations on Toccatas and basso ostinato

Concordia Seminary Chapel
7040 Ada Blvd, Edmonton
General: $40
Seniors/Members: $30
Students: $10

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