All art exists on a continuum. Looking back, we can see paths form and lines connecting the many disparate elements. Early Music Vancouver (EMV) is an organization that reaches back into this history and casts beautifully preserved antiquities in fresh light. By preserving and presenting this music with the instruments and traditions intended, Early Music Vancouver fosters an understanding and appreciation of these unique moments in time. This mission is carried out through a vast range of initiatives and programs – whether it is presenting concerts, providing instruction, hosting lectures, or preserving instruments themselves, our organization’s dedication and passion rings out in everything we do. Early Music Vancouver brings light and life to artistic treasures that could otherwise be all too easily lost. It has a Main Season that runs through the Fall, Winter and Spring, an annual, two-week-long Bach Festival, as well as an educational program based at UBC. It is one of the most active presenting organisations in the city of Vancouver.
A world where every individual values the creation and sharing of art
To engage, enrich and educate through music
We promote historically informed performance practices.
We deliver inspirational experiences.
We foster collaborative relationships.
We strive for excellence in everything we do.
EMV acknowledges that we operate on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.
EMV is committed to providing a productive, professional and collegial work environment based on the principles of fairness and respect. Read our Discrimination and Harassment Policy here.
To read EMV’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols, click here.