Announcing Our 2017-2018 Season

We are excited to bring you a rich season of early music.  Join us at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Arlington.

  • October 20, 2017  Rosa das Rosas performed by the popular Medieval ensemble Alkemie.  Members of the ensemble play and sing beautiful melodies, intricate polyphony, and boisterous dances drawn from the rich tapestry of Marian music of medieval Europe.
  • February 2, 2018  Music with Her Silver Sound: Viol Consorts in the Age of Shakespeare. The viol consort Parthenia explores the musical life of the courtier and merchant in Shakespeare’s world, where the viola da gamba lent its silver sound to mirth, meditation and mourning.
  • April 20, 2018   J. S. Bach’s Art of the Fugue  A special project from the Artist Recital Series of Tempesta di Mare, the Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra: Four Tempesta recorder players who share a deep affinity for J. S. Bach and a like-minded approach to their instrument perform Bach’s iconic last word on his signature musical form.
  • On the day following each concert, the musicians share their love and knowledge of the repertoire in workshops for instrumentalists and singers – A unique opportunity to learn from leading musicians in the field.

This year we are offering a season subscription to all three concerts at a discounted rate of $75. Or we invite you to support CEM with a special CEM Patron subscription for $150, your opportunity to help sustain CEM with a $75 tax deductible contribution. Subscribe here.

Sales for individual concerts at $30 (general admission) and $10 (students), go on sale later in the season.  Workshop registration opens 9 weeks before each workshop.

For details, see our Concerts and Workshops pages.