Join us for the fourth EMSI concert of the season

22 December  |A Festive Baroque Christmas

Victoria Baroque Players

Jeanne Lamon violin and direction (TORONTO)

Rebecca Genge soprano (TORONTO)          

Kris Kwapis trumpet (SEATTLE)


Victoria’s own Baroque orchestra, one of Canada’s most brilliant early music sopranos, and trumpet virtuoso Kris Kwapis are led by the legendary Jeanne Lamon in a performance of festive arias and instrumental works by Baroque masters including Manfredini, Scarlatti, Torelli and Vivaldi.

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Welcome to The Early Music Society of the Islands!

Founded in 1985 and based in Victoria BC, the Early Music Society is a non-profit, volunteer-run society dedicated to offering  accomplished performances of music composed prior to 1800.

EMSI embraces the idea that  early music deserves to be heard with close to its original intent.  To that end, our concerts feature period instruments, accurate scores, and historical performance practices.

Renowned artists, both international and homegrown, have graced our stage.

The list of soloists and ensembles presented by EMSI is a who’s who of the international early music scene :

Anonymous 4 Nancy Argenta Baltimore Consort Concerto Koln
Ens. Clement Janequin Fretwork The Harp Consort John Holloway
Monica Huggett Dame Emma Kirkby Ton Koopman London Baroque
Orlando Consort Red Priest Jordi Savall Sequentia
Stile Antico Tafelmusik Daniel Taylor Collegium Vocale Gent
Boston Early Music Festival


and a host of others.