About the EMSV & membership application form

About the EMSV, and Membership application form at the bottom of the page


Next event:   

NEXT EMSV MEETING will be the Christmas meeting. The date will be announced when Victoria's numbers allowed in private homes is relaxed to at least 20.

Email emsvofvic@gmail.com for address, or see members section.

Enquiries Lyn Hawkins emsvofvic@gmail.com or 0407 765 220  


EMSV Members can access upcoming concerts, virtual concerts and links to recorded early music concerts on the member's page.

If you've forgotten the EMSV members' password, email emsvofvic@gmail.com.

Membership application form at the bottom of this page.


The Early Music Society of Victoria, (EMSV) Australia, was established in 1979.

Through its activities it encourages and promotes the performance and enjoyment of mediaeval, renaissance and baroque music.

Music written before 1750 is a particularly rich source for ensemble players of modest technique and this is the main focus of our meetings.

The society's aims are:

1. to promote interest in early European music and period style musical instruments, and to present musical performances in as authentic a manner as possible.

2. to encourage and provide facilites for amateur music-making of the medieval, renaissance and baroque periods on period style instruments.

3. to sponsor public recitals by both members and nonmembers who can establish a high standard of performance.

4. to keep members informed of Victorian early-music activities, principally through circulation of a regular email "What's On in Early Music" and this website.


Regular bi-monthly meetings workshop pieces for authentic-style instruments and singers from medieval, renaissance and baroque periods. Music is provided.

All members are invited to participate, either as singers or playing authentic style instruments such as viola da gamba (viols), recorder, sackbut, curtal, dulcian, shawm, cornett, harpsichord, baroque violin, baroque cello, lute, theorbo etc

Individual members or groups are also able to perform short items at the meetings.

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