Early Music Around Town
A timely shortlist of local early music concerts and events.
To view the entire season of concerts and events, consult the current Master Calendar.
Please note that SCEMS does not present or sponsor concerts.
The listings below include early music related concerts and events offered by organizations throughout the Southern California area. Readers are advised to call ahead to verify events, times, and ticket availability, which are subject to change.
Credit: Renaissance minstrels in Augsburg (1520). iStock.com/© gameover2012
June and July 2021
Saturday June 12, 6:00 pm. Commercium Musicum - Music for the Norbertine Order
Join Commercium Musicum as we celebrate the Nonacentennial of the Norbertine Order, founded in 1121 by St. Norbert of Xanten. Commercium Musicum is pleased to reprise a program recently presented at St. Michael's Abbey in Silverado (Orange County). Featuring voice and period wind instruments, the ensemble will perform sacred pieces by Aichinger, Hassler, Lassus, Morales, de la Rue, and Victoria, complemented by festive music from the instrumental trio. The performance will be at the outdoor shrine to St. Norbert at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 515 W Opp St, Wilmington, CA 90744. Free.
Saturday, July 3, 5:00pm Tesserae Baroque - Con Afecto y Armonía:Baroque Music of Latin America & Spain
Tesserae Baroque with special guest director Stephen Stubbs
Music by Zumaya, Aristondo, Oréjon y Aparicio, Soberanis, & more.
Estelí Gomez, soprano, Jennifer Kampani, soprano, Alexandra Opsahl, recorder & cornetto, Andrew McIntosh, Susan Feldman, violins, Leif Woodward, 'cello , Malachai Bandy, violone & viola da gamba, Maxine Eilander, baroque harp, Stephen Stubbs, baroque guitar, Peter Maund, percussion, Ian Pritchard, harpsichord.
Villa del Sol d'Oro, Sierra Madre
General Admission: $35. Seniors & SCEMS: $30. Students: $20
All children attend for free. Tickets are not available at the door.