Past Concerts

2020/21

Saturday October 17th
3 pm and 6 pm
Récréation de Musique

Chamber music by Marais, Leclair, and Telemann featuring Soile Stratkauskas (flute), Jeanne Lamon (violin), Christina Mahler (cello) and Christina Hutten (harpsichord).
Friday November 6th - 7:30 pm
Saturday November 7th - 3 pm
Give Peace in our Time

A soulful selection of profound sacred motets in tune with the shadows of the troubling times, but still reflecting the radiance of optimism.

2019/20

Friday, September 27 - 7:30 pm
Grand Orchestral Suites

The legendary Jeanne Lamon leads a selection of ravishing Orchestral Suites and Concerti Grossi celebrating the first-ever public concert series, Le Concert Spirituel, in Paris. Music by Telemann, Rebel, Geminiani, and Lalande
Sunday, November 24 - 7:30 pm
Glory in the Highest

Magnificent sacred works for soloists, choir, and orchestra with trumpet, winds, and strings. Bach’s Cantata BWV 147 including “Jesu, joy of man’s desiring”, and an exquisite gem from Bach’s library, Lotti’s Missa Sapientiae.
Friday, January 10 - 7:30 pm Victoria
Saturday, January 11 - 7:30 pm Nanaimo
Sunday, Janury 12 - 2 pm Mill Bay
Forces of Nature

A Tour-de-Force through the transformations of Nature, led by the dynamic Kati Debretzeni. Vivaldi’s celebrated Four Seasons paired with Rebel’s eccentric orchestral suite about the creation of the Earth, Les élémens.

2018/19

Friday, September 14 - 7:30 pm
Bach and Beyond

The outstanding violinist sisters Chloe and Christi Meyers. Playing on 18th-century instruments, the Victoria Baroque brings audiences closer to the vibrant sound world of the Baroque period.
Friday, November 2 - 7:30 pm
Bach in Recital

Soile Stratkauskas, flute; Christopher Bagan, harpsichord
An intimate recital of sonatas by Bach and his contemporaries, with one of Toronto’s most sought-after harpsichordists.
Friday, January 11 - 7:30 pm Victoria
Saturday, January 12 - 7:30 pm Nanaimo
Joy, Passion, Metamorphosis

Steven Devine, director and harpsichord (UK)
The highly acclaimed Steven Devine returns to direct Victoria Baroque
in Handel’s dramatic cantata ‘Apollo e Daphne’ and Concerti Grossi.
Sunday, April 7 - 7:30 pm
Music of the Heart and Soul

with St John's Chamber Singers
Transcendent sacred music from Lubeck and Leipzig by Schelle, Kuhnau, Bach and Buxtehude.
Friday, May 17 - 7:30 pm
Mozart for May

Andrew Clark, horn
A celebration of chamber works of the Classical Era, including Mozart’s Legendary Horn Quintet
A Special Event
Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 8 pm
Victoria Baroque Players:
A Festive Baroque Christmas

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
680 Courtney Street, Victoria
Ticket info: www.earlymusicsocietyoftheislands.ca/

2017/18

September 9, 2017The Art and Craft of the Sonata
November 12, 2017Death and Transcendence
January 12, 2018 - Victoria
January 13, 2018 - Duncan
January 14, 2018 - Salt Spring Island
Applausi Festivi with Kati Debretzeni leader/violin
March 28, 2018Music For Passion Tide
May 18, 2018 - Victoria
May 19, 2018 - Duncan
Trumpets Shall Sound with Simon Munday, trumpet (UK)