From Medieval to Baroque

In partnership with Early Music Vancouver and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, the UBC School of Music proudly presents a month-long program of exciting Early Music concerts, recitals, talks, and more — featuring some of the world's best Early Music musicians and up-and-coming performers.


Sun March 5th
Stile Antico: “In A Strange Land: Elizabethan Composers in Exile"

Presented by Early Music Vancouver

British ensemble now established as one of the most original and exciting new voices in its field performs works by William Byrd, John Dowland, Philip de Monte and more.

2 pm, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (pre-concert talk at 1:15 pm)

Tickets and info

Mon March 6th
UBC Early Music Ensemble Chamber Recital: Italian program, including vocal arias and duets and instrumental chamber music

12 pm, Barnett Hall (UBC Music Building)
Free event

Fri March 10th
Graduate Colloquium Series: Music entrepreneurship

Matthew White, Executive and Artistic Director of Early Music Vancouver, in conversation with UBC School of Music director Richard Kurth, discusses building a career in music.
"Reimagining Concert Programming and Career Development in the 21st Century"
3:30 pm, Gessler Hall (Room 116), Music Building

Note: Matthew White moved from Mar 17 to Mar 10.

Wed March 15th
Wednesday Noon Hours: Fire, Water, Earth, and Air

Harpsichordist Christina Hutten and soprano Jane Long perform arias by George Frideric Handel.

12 pm, Barnett Hall (UBC Music Building)
$5 at the door  

Sun March 26th
Choir of King’s College at the Chan Centre

Presented by Early Music Vancouver

The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge is undoubtedly one of the world’s best known choral groups; every Christmas Eve, millions of people worldwide tune into A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, a service that has been broadcast by the BBC since 1928.

2 pm, Chan Centre for Performing Arts (pre-concert talk at 1:15 pm)
Tickets and info


Tue March 28th & Wed March 29th
Performances by UBC Early Music Ensemble and Baroque Orchestra Mentorship Program

Student musicians perform Solér, Boccherini, Lully, and more.

8 pm (Mar 28th) & 12 pm (Mar 29th), Barnett Hall (UBC Music Building)
Free events


March 31st
Graduate Colloquium Series: "Music & Script"

Presented by Pacific Baroque Orchestra

Award-winning conductor and Pacific Baroque Orchestra director Alexander Weimann talks about the relationship between music and its notation.

3:30 pm, Room 400B (Seminar Room)
4th Floor, Music Building
Free event

Image: Jan Van Biljert, "Musical Company"