WHY SUPPORT EMV?
Founded in 1970, Early Music Vancouver is one of the oldest and most successful organizations of its kind in North America. Having taken over administrative management of the Pacific Baroque Orchestra in 2016, EMV is now known not only as a presenter of world-class early music performances, but as a regional producer as well. We present and produce between an average of 40-50 concerts per year in the Vancouver area, and tour regionally with the PBO. Our interest in collaboration and the development of regional early and baroque musicians has cemented our place as one of the leaders of the early music movement.
EMV embraces both the traditional tenets of early music, and the contemporary ideals that have shaped the movement. With one foot planted in the past and one foot planted in the future, EMV delivers some of the highest quality classical music performances in the Pacific Northwest, all within an historical context. EMV is creatively innovative, historically conscious, and fiscally responsible. As such, the organization has seen immense and encouraging growth over the last few years. Private donations account for roughly one third of EMV’s annual income, which is used to further this mandate.
Ways to get involved
DONATE TO EMV DESIGNATED FUNDS
All donations are tax-deductible, and a formal receipt for income tax purposes will be issued. Donations will also be acknowledged in our concert programmes – unless you have indicated that you wish your contribution to remain anonymous.
General Operating Fund General, or undesignated donations support EMV’s financial health as an organization. They are applied strategically to our general operating budget and/or the program or performance most in need of financial support.
Education & Outreach Fund EMV’s education and outreach programmes have changed over the years, but the value we place on the importance of music education has not. EMV is committed to engaging with the greater Vancouver community… (read more)
Endowment Fund EMV has long valued our commitment to strong fiscal oversight. Since 2004 and under the leadership of Dr. Stephen Drance, EMV has worked to build and maintain an Endowment Fund with the Vancouver Foundation…. (read more)
Instrument Acquisition & Maintenance Fund EMV maintains an ever-growing collection of high quality period instruments that would not otherwise be available in the Vancouver area. The acquisition, maintenance, and storage of these instruments can be quite costly… (read more)
Pacific Baroque Orchestra Founded in 1990, the PBO officially became a division of EMV in 2016. PBO offers residents of the Lower Mainland regular access to culturally and historically important music that is not being performed by anyone else… (read more)
You can assure the continued health and vibrancy of EMV through one of the most important tools in your possession – your estate plan. Legacy gifts are an expression of your values, wishes and hopes for the future. There are different ways to do this that can create excellent tax advantages
You can be in good company too! EMV’s corporate sponsors give back to their community through the support of our performances and education and outreach programmes. Their efforts make a meaningful difference for concert-goers and musicians alike. Our wide range of activities offers unique sponsorship opportunities for both large and small companies to support us while also reaching their corporate goals.
Volunteer with EMV
The health of any non-profit organisation relies on the support of an enthusiastic body of volunteers. Early Music Vancouver offers many opportunities for those who are willing to get involved.
Host an EMV Musician
Do you have a guest room that often sits empty? Do you enjoy well-educated, articulate house guests from across the country and the world? Do you like Classical music? Would you like to get the ‘inside scoop’ about performing from a professional musician? If your answer to any of these questions is ‘yes’, then we invite you to consider joining the growing number of EMV supporters who house visiting guest musicians.
Donate Aeroplan Miles
You can support EMV’s activities by donating your Aeroplan Miles through the Aeroplan Member donation program. EMV can directly receive donated Aeroplan Miles while Aeroplan will generously top up any donated points by an additional 10%! Donated Aeroplan Miles will help support travel costs for the musicians we hire in the future and help us purchase other available items, such as hotel bookings and IT products.