February 16, 7:30 pm, at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

The Ancient Music Society of Victoria is presenting a concert featuring Benjamin Bagby and the Victoria medieval music ensembles, Banquo Folk Ensemble, Darya Persian Ensemble, Duo Corvi and Ensemble Semel. 


World renowned medieval musician, story-teller and scholar Benjamin Bagby will be performing solo works, including songs in Old High German, Anglo-Saxon and other languages. He will be joined by local ensembles, Banquo Folk Ensemble, Darya Persian Ensemble, Duo Corvi and Ensemble Semel, who will present secular and sacred music from different periods and styles of the Middle Ages. Please enjoy the short preview video below, featuring some of the ensembles that will be performing at the concert. 


To purchase tickets, click on the Brown Paper Tickets icon above. 

Tickets also available at Ivy's Bookshop and Munro's Books, or at the door.


2019 Medieval Conference

February 2, 2019 all day, at the University of Victoria

The Ancient Music Society of Victoria is proud to be co-sponsoring this year's University of Victoria Medieval Conference. 


For the first time in its 30-year history, Medieval Music is the topic for this one-day event of lectures, music and demonstrations of medieval crafts. 


Topics that will be presented are: 

  • Music in the medieval Mediterranean
  • Musical illumination in the songs of Hildegard von Bingen
  • The evolving art of medieval musical notation
  • The speculative art of performing medieval folk music
  • Designing a fretless medieval lute
  • The power of music on the shore of Dante's Purgatory
  • Exploring the senses in medieval culture


The conference takes place at the University of Victoria, on February 2, 2019. 

Society members of the Ancient Music Society of Victoria are eligible for special pricing for the conference. To learn how to become a member of our society, visit our "Get involved" page.

Sponsored by the CRD Arts and Cultural Support Service.