The Early Music Studio of Saint John is a new venture providing local musicians – both amateur and professional – with educational and performance programs about the music of the 16th to 18th centuries, the period of the first exploration and settlement of our region from the first voyage of Jacques Cartier in 1534 to the arrival of the Loyalists in 1783. The Early Music Studio seeks through its performances to offer the community the opportunity to experience the “soundtrack” of our early history. The adventurous spirit and energy of the early explorers and settlers is reflected in this lively, colourful music, as the composers of the time charted new realms of musical expression to create works which still have the power to entertain and move us today.
In keeping with the historical focus of the music, the Early Music Studio takes the stage in a number of Saint John’s landmark heritage buildings. These dramatic performance spaces provide a fitting, historic backdrop for the performances of the Early Music Studio.
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Members of the Early Music Studio enjoy an afternoon music workshop.
Pictured left to right are:
Tim Blackmore (EMS director)