Events & links


EMSV AGM & Players meeting

Sunday 2nd September 2018

AGM at 2.00 pm at 182 Berringa Rd, Park Orchards, 3114



The Annual General Meeting of the Early Music Society of Victoria Inc. is to be held on Sunday 2nd September 2018.

All EMSV members are encouraged to come. Only EMSV financial members can participate in the AGM.

Subscriptions may be paid on the day, prior to the start of the AGM.


3 PM GENERAL PLAYERS' MEETING after the AGM – everyone welcome (INCLUDING NON-MEMBERS) at approx 3.00 pm

Any singers / instrumentalists can participate in the group playing, but instruments must be of authentic style for the period.

General playing/singing - music will be supplied. See front screen for details

Enquiries Lyn Hawkins 0407 765 220, or email


Instrument for sale

Harpsichord Single-manual Flemish harpsichord (2 x 8', with buff) by Dennis Woolley, 1990 (after Hans Moermans, 1584). Excellent condition. $12,000 o.n.o. Contact David on 0401 032825.


Harpsichord Flemish style single manual harpsichord (1 x 8’& 1x4’) 51 keys from low B to top D. In very good condition

with the original construction manual, a tuning key and a set of strings and spare parts, a matching seat and removable music stand. Price $3500 ONO. Available for inspection in Chewton (nr Castlemaine). Steve Saunders 0400995277 or email     


Orpheus Recorder Boutique 2019. 6-11 January at Armidale NSW Australia

An intensive and intimate recorder course for intermediate and advanced players of all ages. Six days of technique classes, small ensemble and chamber ensemble. Each group works with a variety of world renowned tutors. Full board is available on campus. Tutors include Antonio Carrilho (Portugal) – Australia: Rodney Waterman, Ryan Williams, Ruth Wilkinson,

Robyn Mellor & Daniel Murphy.  Bookings for ORB2019 open 1st June 2018 Early Bird Discount until the 30th June


Guildford Early Music concerts, Victoria – program needs new organizer

After June, this central Victorian series of early music events has been suspended due to the organisers Steve & Gus Saunders moving from Victoria. If anyone would like to take over the management of the series, contact Steve Saunders: 0400 995 277 or email .



Australian Early Music Societies (non-commercial)

Australian Viola da Gamba Society (AVDGS),

Early Music Assoc. of NSW,

Canberra Recorder & Early Music Society

Early Music Society of Queensland

Recorder & Early Music Society of WA


4. Early Music Resources on the web (free scores) - for full list of sites see members' page

IMSLP/Petrucci music library, international library of free sheet music.

Choral Domain:, free choral scores.


Website Links

Australian early music web links:


Australian Bach Society

Aust Brandenburg Orchestra

Australian Chamber Choir, Douglas Lawrence,

Australian Historical Performance Initiative (based NSW)

Australian Viola da Gamba Society

Box Hill Choral, Andrew Wailes,

Canberra Recorder & Early Music Society

Consort Eclectus

Duniera, Mount Macedon

Early Arts Guild

Early Music Queensland

Early Music Society of NSW (EMA)

Early Music Society of Victoria (EMSV)

Early Music Studio, Melb Uni,

Elysium ensemble 

Ensemble Gombert 

Gloriana Chamber Choir, Andrew Raiskums,

Ironwood Chamber Ensemble

Kew Philharmonic Chamber Choir

La Compañia

Latitude 37 

Lyre Winds (recorder group)

Ludovico's Band

Melbourne Bach Choir

Newman college, Choir, 

Opera Down Under (baroque productions)

Organs of The Goldfields

Peninsular Summer Music Festival 

Promenade of Sacred Music, Sth Grampians, 

Psallamus – Gregorian chant, Latin mass

Recorder & Early Music society of WA

Scot's church, Melbourne

Society of Organists, Victoria, 

St John's Southgate, cantata services,

St Mary's Basilica Geelong

St Peter's Eastern Hill 

The Consort of Melbourne 

Tudor Choristers, Andrew Blackburn, 

Victorian Recorder Guild 

Woodend Winter Arts Festival 


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