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Date Wed, 30 Nov 2022 7:00 pm

SonnambulaHighest and Curious Musicke: The Tudors

"Your Viols were invented for these kind of Musickes,...

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Renaissance Choral Singalong/Workshop: Session 5
Sun, 4 Dec 2022 2:30 pm

Conductor Harold Rosenbaum has chosen scores of his favorite choral works from the...

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Choir of St. Luke in the Fields
Thu, 8 Dec 2022 7:30 pm

Choir of St Lukes 2022A Bach Christmas

The Choir of St. Luke in the Fields, directed by David Shuler, accompanied by...

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Midtown Concerts

Thursdays at 1:15pm; September–June

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  • December 1 ~ The Chivalrous Crickets
    Bright Morning Stars. Watch online here or on YouTube Fiona Gillespie ~ voice, Irish whistle, Irish flute, bodhran Paul Morton ~ ...
  • December 8 ~ Andrew Appel, harpsichord
    Around Francois Couperin. Watch online here or on YouTube Andrew Appel ~ harpsichord In the process of recording the Four Books ...
  • December 15 ~ Empire Viols
    Rhine Journey: German Music for Viols and Harpsichord. Watch online here or on YouTube Martha McGaughey, Carlene Stober ~ viols A...
  • December 22 ~ Hesperus
    Before Mickey: Early Music and Early Cartoons. Watch online here or on YouTube Tina Chancey ~ early bowed strings, percussion Bri...

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  • Founder Gene Murrow Retires as Executive Director
    It is with great pride and a touch of wistfulness that I announce my retirement as Executive Director of Gotham Early Music Scene (GEMS). I write to thank you for your loyal support over these 15 years since our founding. Together, we built an orga...
    Richard Taruskin Remembered
    GEMS mourns the passing of Richard Taruskin, one of the world's foremost musicologists, and a founding member of the New York-based Aulos ensemble. Richard was a scholar of extraordinary conviction who never suffered fools gladly, and his voice will ...
    Allen Whear In Memoriam (1957–2022)
    Baltimore's Pro Musica Rara will hold a memorial concert for Allen Whear on Sunday, June 5, 2022 at 3:30 pm. Details & tickets here Allen Whear, (1957–2022) baroque cellist and viola da gamba specialist passed away February 10, 2022. Th...
    GEMS Face Masks
    Face masks will be on sale at GEMS in-person events. We are not currently selling them online. ...
    Music Libraries for Sale
      We have two libraries from Lucy Cross and Celine Karraker and are making them available to the general public as a benefit for GEMS. As we've been going through some of the materials, we have come across a number of interesting memorabilia, ...



  • Zoe Vandermeer
    Voice and harp lessons with Zoe Vandermeer Zoe Vandermeer is a dramatic coloratura soprano and triple harpist and teaches singing, historical and lever ha...
    A Novel for Early Music Lovers
    A Novel for Early Music Lovers Hidden River Press announces the publication of The Secret Music at Tordesillas, a novel in which Early Music plays a starr...

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