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EMH endeavors to provide as complete a listing as possible of upcoming early music events in Hawaii – concerts, workshops, significant church serves and more – featuring local musicians or visiting artists. This web page is updated periodically and we also send out listings by email. If you would like to receive these listings, click on the Join Our Email List icon at the bottom of the page. Our aim is to promote attendance at these events and increase appreciation of early music in Hawaii. We ask event sponsors to email announcements to and attach promotional materials, such as posters, when available.


 EMH 2018-2019 Concert Season
“The Age of Enlightenment”


Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Lutheran Church of Honolulu
Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 3:30 pm
Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, Kailua-Kona

Holiday in Paris

Telemann & his French Hosts

Tempesta di Mare

Gwyn Roberts, recorder/baroque flute    Richard Stone, lute/theorbo
Emlyn Ngai, violin    Lisa Terry, cello    Adam Pearl, harpsichord

The Chamber Players of this fabled Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra bring us their popular program of sonatas, suites and quartets by one of the most prolific and creative composers of all time, Georg Philipp Telemann, and the French composers who inspired him during his early 18th century stay in Paris.

General Seating $25.00      (EMH Member $22.50)    Students with ID $10.00

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This concert is supported, in part, with funds provided by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF),
the Hawaii State Foundation of Culture and the Arts,
and the National Endowment for the Arts.



Treasures of the French Baroque

(September 15, 2018 at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu)

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)

The EMH Singers & Players
Scott Fikse, director

The EMH Singers and Players were given a standing ovation for their performance of grand sacred and secular music from 17th century France. Two major works were performed for the first time in Hawai’i – Henry Dumont’s grand motet Confitebimur tibi Deus for 10 voices and 8 instruments, and Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s delightful chamber opera La Couronne de Fleurs. More intimate motets by Jean-Baptiste Lully and Antoine Boesset, instrumental trios and art songs by Boesset and Michel Lambert, all composed for the court and Paris society completed the repertory.


Still to come in 2019

Honolulu, Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Lutheran Church of Honolulu

Musical Mavericks

Composers of New Music Ahead of their time

The EMH Chamber Ensemble on Oahu

Scott Fikse, director

Musica Reservata describes the avant-garde style of 16th century sacred music which foreshadowed the Enlightenment, characterized by refinement, exclusivity and intense emotional expression. Scott Fikse will conduct a program of works by Orlande de Lassus, Carlo Gesualdo and others who composed in the highly chromatic but expressive style – ahead of their time.


Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Lutheran Church of Honolulu
Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, Kailua-Kona

Motets with Brass

A Special Brand of Italian Sacred Music


This American/Canadian collaboration has discovered splendid baroque sacred works for the unusual accompaniment of sackbuts, cornetto and violin. Adding to the collaboration will a leading soprano and organist from Hawai’i.


Kealakekua, March 31, 2019 at 3:30 pm
Queen Emma Community Center
at Christchurch Episcopal

Intimate Baroque

The EMH Chamber Ensemble of Kona

The vocal and instrumental soloists of the EMH Chamber Ensemble on Hawai’i Island will perform favorite arias and chamber sonatas by Bach, Handel, Telemann and others. The concert will also feature one or more pieces for recorder orchestra prepared by participants in the 2019 Hawaii Recorder Workshop held in Kealakekua on March 29 and 30.


Kealakekua, March 29 & 30, 2019
Queen Emma Community Center
at Christchurch Episcopal
Celebrate Play the Recorder Month this year on the Big Island in Hawaii

The 2019 Hawai’i Recorder Workshop

Vicki Boeckman and Cléa Galhano
will join forces to present the two day workshop.
Cléa and Vicki’s enthusiasm and joy for making music is palpable,
infectious and engaging. Join them for classes that will
include Brazilian works with jazzy rhythms, passionate works by
Italian baroque composers, and images of African landscapes
with the music of Sören Sieg

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