Local early music ensembles

Bach Collegium San Diego

Historically informed performances and educational programs featuring repertoire from the Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical eras.  Website.

Con Gioia Early Music Ensemble

Founder-Director and harpsichordist Preethi de Silva plans an exhilirating season of baroque and classical music on historical instruments featuring the finest local and international artists.  Website.

Desert Baroque

Desert Baroque presents concerts, workshops, master classes and an annual festival featuring the Baroque and early Classical keyboard instruments in various locations in the Coachella Valley.  Email. Website. Facebook. 

Jouyssance

A Los Angeles-based vocal ensemble dedicated to revitalizing music of the Medieval, Renaissance and early Baroque periods. Website.

Kontrapunktus
A conductorless orchestra comprised primarily of Colburn School classical musicians under the direction of the acclaimed harpsichordist, Ian Pritchard, who perform a unique repertoire of Baroque music intended to captivate and inspire people from all walks through their exemplary talent and sublime artistry.  Website.

L.A. Camerata

Strives to tell the stories of early-modern women and "other" underrepresented voices through historically-informed musical and dramatic performances. Email. Website. Facebook. Instagram. Twitter.

 L'Esprit Baroque

L’Esprit Baroque performs rarely-heard Baroque cantatas and chamber music for voices and period instruments in California and beyond. Website.

Los Angeles Baroque Players

Founded in 1983, the ensemble performs on period instruments or replicas of instruments used in the 17th and 18th centuries. Facebook.

Los Angeles Baroque (LAB)

Founded in 2016 as an ensemble for dedicated community musicians to explore repertoire, learn Baroque playing style and perform.  Website.

 

Musica Angelica

Both orchestra and chamber ensemble are dedicated to historically informed performances of Renaissance and Baroque music. Website.

Suitte Royale

With its debut performance in January 2017, the instrumental trio performs music of the Baroque and beyond.  Email.  Facebook.

The Seraphim Vocal Ensemble

A professional group who share a love for the style of early music, performing concerts in the South Bay and Los Angeles areas. Email.

St. George Early Music Consort

The ensemble of the Guild of St. George specializes in music of the Elizabethan period presented in both costume and character.  Website.

 

Tesserae

Formed in 2010, Tesserae combines instruments from various Renaissance consort families (violin, viol, and brass) and explores some of the most beautiful repertoire of the time, from the intimate chamber music of the early 17th century to the splendor of large-scale Venetian polychoral music. Website.

UCLA Early Music Ensemble

Performs a wide range of music from the 17th and 18th centuries.  Webpage.  Facebook.

USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia

The USC Thornton School's period-instrument ensemble, led by Adam Gilbert, specializes in music from the seventeenth- through mid-eighteenth century. Webpage.

Wessex Consort

The consort of seven musicians play modern reproductions of historical instruments to recreate a late 16th century European music ensemble. Website.

What is "early music"?

 

ear·ly mu·sic

noun

medieval, Renaissance, baroque, and early classical music, especially as revived and played on period instruments.

Listen & View Online

 

Tune in to local early music broadcasts…

A Musical Offering on KUSC

how to listen

The Baroque period, from the innovations of Monteverdi to the mastery of J.S. Bach, marks the beginning of “modern” music. Hosted by Alan Chapman, this two-hour weekly program offers splendid performances of this rich repertoire.  Sundays 9am - 11am. Webpage.

Collegium Musicum on KXLU

88.9 FM live stream

Host and Producer Richard McFalls presents the best in Early Music.  Thursdays 7pm-8pm. Facebook.

Enjoy local ensembles and musicians – past & present – anytime on You Tube!

Search and ye shall find…

Bach Collegium San Diego

Concordia Clarimontis

Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble 

Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra

Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra

UCLA Early Music Ensemble

USC Thornton Baroque Ensemble

Adam Gilbert USC

Preethi de Silva

James Tyler Lute

Robert Zappulla

 
Local Early Music Resources
Local early music performing groups, societies, concert producers and more.

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