Early music/Baroque ENSEMBLEs
are NOW PART OF my NEW
HALIFAX INSTITUTE OF TRADITIONAL AND EARLY MUSIC
New Venue: St. George’s
The Early Music Ensembles
Director: Jennifer Publicover, flutes
With Guest Instructors
Rehearsal times are tailored to the needs of the ensembles.
One main rehearsal period will be Sundays at 6:45pm.
Starts from Sept. 28, 2019 onward.
Click here to register for the fall term
Discover the distinct musical vocabulary of the Baroque and Renaissance periods in Europe which featured such beloved composers as Bach, Monteverdi, Telemann, and Händel. Learn how to bring this music to life with historically informed approaches to rhythm, ornamentation, and articulation. We have our own beautiful harpsichord at St. George’s and are open to intermediate+ keyboardists, singers, string players, and wind players.
Thanks to the Early Music Society of Nova Scotia and the Historical Instrument Collection at the Fountain School of Performing Arts at Dalhousie University, there are opportunities to borrow Baroque, Renaissance, and Medieval instruments as well as Baroque-style bows for bowed instruments for use in our ensembles. Extra harpsichord practice time on the Dalhousie harpsichord can also be booked. This is a wonderful collaboration to take advantage of!
There will be 14 coached sessions spread through the 2018-2019 season, led by specialists selected to cater to the particular mix of instruments/voices in the group. Repertoire will also be specially selected to suit the group’s particular needs. Sheet music will be provided ahead of time for individual practice. Members are expected to also rehearse independently and come committed and prepared to take advantage of this unique and wonderful opportunity.
Past specialist guest instructors have included: Garth MacPhee, harpsichord and voice; Andrew Pickett, voice; Ivor Rothwell, recorder and bassoon; Karen Langille, violin; Marie Bouchard, harpsichord; Hilary Brown, cello. We look forward to working with these coaches and more this year, including Kirsty Money, Baroque violin/viola.
Upcoming Performances and Events:
Fri. Nov. 29, 7:30pm, 2019: Concert at St. George’s Round Church – In conjunction with the Trad Ensemble of the Halifax Institute of Traditional and Early Music.
Sat. Jan. 25, 2020, 7:30pm: Groups perform at the Mid-Winter Tune-Up of the Early Music Society of Nova Scotia.