Igniting Early Music Culture Across Alberta

Early Music Alberta Concert with Dawn Bailey, Josephine van Lier and Marnie Giesbrecht
Early Music Alberta - Baroque Cantatas and Motets

Good music makes us all happy; great music transforms and transports us. 

Early Music Alberta strives to create inclusive events where die-hard early music connoisseurs and newcomers alike can submerge themselves in enjoyable music. 

Internationally-renowned Edmonton cellist, Josephine van Lier, developed our organization, with a mandate to preserve and grow the discipline of early music through historically-informed performances, recordings, workshops, interdisciplinary educational programs, publications, and electronic media, as well as creating an inclusive space, where the community can participate.

Dive into Alberta’s Early Music Scene

Early Music Alberta produces an annual concert series, with the Early Music Festival as Alberta’s preeminent artistic event devoted to the presentation and preservation of music written prior to 1850. We host concerts, workshops, masterclasses, dance and reading sessions devoted to early music. 

In service to the Alberta early music community, our events bring  together ensembles, musicians, and audiences from across Alberta, Canada, and the world. Community concerts presented by amateur musicians are intermixed with professional performances by national and internationally recognized musicians, creating a forum to further develop the practice of early music.

We are building a larger community of those who love early music.

Join us for our Annual Concert Series in Edmonton, Alberta, featuring local, national, and international early music specialists, and community ensembles.

Dive into Alberta’s Early Music Scene
Early Music Alberta - Baroque Cantatas and Motets
Early Music Alberta Concert
Early Music Alberta

Community Support Makes This All Possible

Without our strong and incredibly supportive community, Early Music Alberta would not be able to continue bringing you these events. As a non-profit organization, we rely on our members, volunteers, and donors to keep our vision alive and growing. Learn how you can help.

Dive into Alberta’s Early Music Scene
Early Music Alberta - concert