There are many Early Music groups around, both as supporting organizations and as musicians. They offer wonderful blends of recorders and other early instruments, especially in the Renaissance and Baroque (and even earlier) eras which many of us know and love. Here is a sampling of some we are familiar with and events they are planning. You may also want to check the Concert section for performing groups.
About EMS (Early Music Society)
Early Music America is a North American community of people who find joy, meaning, and purpose in studying and experiencing historically informed performance.
Following is a site showing upcoming activities:
The San Francisco Early Music Society was founded in 1975 as a membership organization to support the performance, study, and appreciation of medieval, Renaissance, and baroque music. For more than 4 decades SFEMS has been at the forefront of the early music revival. Through thousands of concert presentations, workshops, ongoing support for artists, and other programs, SFEMS has played a major role in building the Bay Area’s remarkable early music community, making this region into the international center for historical performance it has become.
They offer classes, workshops, festivals and more which you can explore on their website.
Parish House Baroque
is Colorado Springs’ Early Music Ensemble, specializing in the brilliance and diversity of music from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries through historically informed performances. Drawing on varied sources of performance practice in interpretation and ornamentation of the renaissance and baroque, Parish House Baroque strives to expand the community of people who love Early Music and to foster the next generation of audiences for Early Music through performances, outreach and dialogue. With a core formation of baroque violin, recorders, baroque cello, viola da gamba and harpsichord, Parish House Baroque has developed a reputation for highly expressive performances and compelling programming. Parish House Baroque is currently ensemble-in-residence at First Lutheran Church, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado
This local ensemble is also moving into virtual performance, in addition to their traditional recorded and video formats. They are planning a live performance in January (conditions permitting, I assume). Here is information on their next streaming performance along with their link.
Streaming premiere Sunday Nov. 15, 2020 at 5pm, with a live chat - available on demand through Nov. 22
In honor of her 1715 Baroque violin, Cynthia Miller Freivogel performs the complete Partitas of Johann Joseph Vilsmayr, from a beautiful church in Amsterdam. The six solo partitas comprise an extraordinary virtuoso journey through a wide range of moods, keys, and special tunings for the violin.