A new early music ensemble in Edmonton under the artistic direction of early music specialist Josephine van Lier.
The ensemble, a sister ensemble to La Folia, Edmonton’s baroque string ensemble (www.lafoliaensemble.ca), will be dedicated to the historically informed performance practice of music from the renaissance, baroque and classical eras.
Ciaconna ensemble will start its first rehearsal in January 2016.
Ciacconna Ensemble is an ensemble consisting of intermediate to advanced amateur musicians and semi-professionals. These are musicians playing strings, winds and continuo instruments.
Weekly rehearsals will be on Tuesday evening from 6PM to 8PM
If you are unable to come on Tuesdays but would like to join, please do continue filling out the form below. Alternate days may be considered.
Rehearsals will be at the Concordia Seminary Chapel in Edmonton
The costs will be $600-$750 per year depending on the size of the ensemble. This will be $60-$75 per month spread over 10 monthly payments. The first season will be between January and early June. The cost for this inaugural season will be $360-$450 or 6 monthly payments of $60-$75 depending on the ensemble’s size.
Who can apply?
Intermediate to advanced amateur musicians and semi-professionals.
We are looking for”
strings (violins, violas, cellos, viola da gambas, bass)
winds (oboes, recorders, flutes, sackbuts, trumpets)
continuo instruments (harpsichord, lutes, etc)
All instruments must be able to play at A-415.
How can you apply?
Intermediate to advanced amateur musicians who would like to play early music in a historically informed manner can contact Josephine van Lier to schedule an audition.
What kind of instrument should I bring? Baroque/Modern?
The ensemble will strive to play music from the renaissance, baroque and classical eras in a historically informed manner . The tuning will be mostly A-415. Period instruments and set-ups are encouraged but not essential.
There will be three concerts per year. This first season there will be two performances.
Are you interested?
Please fill out this form: http://goo.gl/forms/XCr0Yxb6CA
If you have any questions, contact:
Josephine van Lier
Do you know someone who might be interested? Just forward this form… http://goo.gl/forms/XCr0Yxb6CA