Josephine van lier
Sunday, September 30, 2018
3:00 PM
Presented by Early Music Alberta
LEÇONS DE TÉNÈBRES

Jolaine Kerley, soprano
Katie Partridge, soprano
Josephine van Lier, viola da gamba
Marnie Giesbrecht, harpsichord

This program of French baroque music from the court of Louis XIV features Edmonton soprano Jolaine Kerley and Calgary based soprano Katie Partridge, with Josephine van Lier on viola da gamba and violone and Marnie Giesbrecht on harpsichord.
Unlike most of his contemporaries, who wrote grand pieces for large forces, François Couperin preferred to pen compositions for one or two solo voices and continuo. Out of an apparently complete set of Tenebrae lessons drawn from the Lamentations of Jeremiah the Prophet, only three have survived, and they are presented on this concert along with a Magnificat, scored for two sopranos and continuo. Also on the program are Couperin’s Pièces de Clavecin and a suite for viola da gamba and continuo by Marin Marais. Both Couperin and Marais worked at the court of Louis XIV.
Rarely performed, the music on this program is very expressive and exposed and the musicians must make the music sound like simplicity itself.

The Program:
François Couperin: Magnificat 2 sopranos, viola da gamba and continuo
François Couperin: 3 Leçons de ténèbres for 1 and 2 sopranos, viola da gamba and continuo
Marin Marais: Suite in a minor from Livre V, for viola da gamba and continuo
François Couperin: Pièces de Clavecin
– Passacaille (Bk II Huitième Order)
– Les Baricades Mistérieuses (Book II: Sixième Ordre)– Le Moucheron (Book II: Sixième Ordre)
– La Muse Victorieuse (Book IV: Vingt-Cinquième Ordre)

First Presbyterian Church
10025 105 St, Edmonton

September 30, 2018
3:00PM
Presented by Early Music Alberta
Traffic Jam Concert Series

Josephine van Lier, baroque cello
Marnie Giesbrecht, harpsichord, organ
Joachim Segger, piano

Francois Couperin
Marin Marais
Joachim Segger

First Presbyterian Church
10025 105 St, Edmonton

October 20, 2018
7:30PM
Presented by Josephine van Lier
Celebration

Josephine van Lier, baroque cello

50th Birthday
40 Years of playing cello
300 Year old ‘new’ baroque cell0

First Presbyterian Church
10025 105 St, Edmonton
Newcombe Room

Friday, November 9, 2018
House Concert

Josephine van Lier, baroque cello, viola da gamba, cello
Marnie Giesbrecht, clavichord, piano

A program of works from the baroque to romantic.

49123 Range Road 255
(east of Leduc)

Friday, November 16, 2018
Presented by King’s College
Brahms clarinet trio

John Mahon, clarinet,
Josephine van Lier, cello
Joachim Segger, piano

First Presbyterian Church
10025 105 St, Edmonton
Newcombe Room

Wednesday, November ??, 2018
12:00
Presented by McDougal at Noon
Brahms clarinet trio

John Mahon, clarinet,
Josephine van Lier, cello
Joachim Segger, piano

McDougall United Church
10086 Macdonald Drive, Edmonton

Saturday, November 24, 2018
8:00 PM
Presented by Early Music Alberta
Early Music Alberta Fundraising Concert

Roderick Bryce, Bass
Josephine van Lier, baroque cello

Tickets $150

First Presbyterian Church
10025 105 St, Edmonton
Newcombe Room

Sunday, February 3, 2019
2:00 PM
Piano trio

Jennifer Bustin, violin
Josephine van Lier, cello
Pianist, TBA

Works by Read, Lai and Beethoven

Moravian Church
9540 83 Ave, Edmonton

Monday, April 29, 2019
Presented by ELLA (LifeLong Learners Association)
Strathcona String Quartet
Strathcona String Quartet

University of Alberta

PAST EVENTS
Sunday, June 2, 2018
7:30 PM
Presented by La Folia
TBA

Edmonton Moravian Church
9540 – 83 Avenue, Edmonton

Sunday, May 27, 2018
2:00 PM
Presented by La Folia
TBA

Jasper Anglican Church
Jasper

May, 4, 5 and 6
2018
Presented by Early Music Alberta

EARLY MUSIC ALBERTA FESTIVAL

Saturday, May 5, 2018
3:00 PM
Community Ensembles

La Folia Baroque String Ensemble

Josephine van Lier, artistic director
Kim Bertsch, baroque violin
Lois Harder, baroque violin, baroque viola
Grant Sigurdson, baroque violin
Valerie Sim, baroque violin, baroque viola
Shauna Leonard, baroque cello
Erik Visser, baroque cello
Renee Perez, theorbo, archlute
Adela Wedler, harpsichord

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Saturday, May 5, 2018
8:00 PM (pre-concert talk by John Brough at 7:00 PM)
Stylus Phantasticus

Music from late 16th century Germany including Bach, Buxtehude, Biber, Reincken.
Dawn Bailey, soprano
Laura Veeze, baroque violin
Gabriele Thielmann, baroque violin
Frédéric Payant, baroque trumpet
Pablo Montes, baroque bassoon
Josephine van Lier, viola da gamba
Colin Ryan, viola da gamba
Mathilde van Wijnen, basse de violon (Netherlands)
Wendy Markosky, harpsichord

PROGRAM:

Buxtehude, Chaconne
Reincken, Hortus Musicus Sonata #5
Buxtehude, Trio sonata opus 1 # 6 in Bb Major
Johann Thiele, Ach, das ich horen solte
Tunder, Cantata Herr, Lass deine Lieber Engel Ein
Christoph Bernhard, Aus der Tiefen
Biber, Sonata IV
Rosenmüller, O felicissimus paradysi aspectus
Schmelzer, Sonata 2 in G Major
Graupner, Liebster Gott vergisstu mich
Buxtehude, Passacaille

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Sunday, May 6, 2018
8:00 PM (pre-concert talk by Mathilde van Wijnen at 7:00 PM)
Barockin’ Bass

Music for two cellos, cello and bassoon, cello and bass and a combination of all four!
Josephine van Lier, baroque cello
Mathilde van Wijnen, basse de violon (Netherlands)
Pablo Montes, baroque bassoon
James Mallet, baroque bass

PROGRAM:

Gabrielli, canon
Cervetto, divertimento 1 in e minor opus 4
Bononcini, sonata in a minor
Barriere, sonata in G Major
Boismortier, petite sonata
Masse, Sonata Prima in e minor
Cirri, Duetto 7
Boismortier, sonate a deux
Corette, Le Phenix

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First Presbyterian Church
10025 105 St, Edmonton

Saturday
April 7, 2018
8:00 PM
Presented by Scaramella Concerts
Boccherini and Friends

“If God wanted to speak to men through music, He would do it with the works of Haydn, but if He wanted to listen to music, he would choose Boccherini.” Patron saint of musicians St. Cecilia sings her heart out to heaven above with this program of quintets by Boccherini, scored for a team of Toronto locals, who will be joined by our frolicking friend Josephine van Lier (on cello) from Edmonton.

Elizabeth Loewen Andrews – classical violin
Michelle Odorico – classical violin
Matthew Antal – classical viola
Josephine van Lier – classical cello
Joëlle Morton – Viennese double bass

Victoria College Chapel
91 Charles St West, Second Floor
Toronto, ON, Canada

Wednesday
March 21, 2018
Noon
Presented by McDougal at Noon
Noon Hour Concert

With
Hiromi Takahashi, oboe
Dorothy Beyer, recorder

10086 MacDonald Dr
Edmonton, AB

Wednesday
March 7, 2018
Noon
Presented by Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Lenten Concert Series

With Marnie Giesbrecht, organ
This program features rarely performed, recently discovered exquisite pieces for cello and continuo by Fiore, Ballarotti, Ziani, Sabadini and Magni.

Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Edmonton

Friday
March 9, 2018
7:30 PM
Presented by Early Music Alberta
Of Gods, Myths, and Musicians!

Virtuoso 18th Century Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord

Paul Luchkow, baroque violin
Josephine van Lier, baroque cello
Michael Jarvis, harpsichord

Tickets are $40, $30 for seniors and members.
Student tickets are $10.
Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.

Paul Luchkow and Michael Jarvis, two of Canada’s leading early music performers, will make a rare Edmonton appearance performing a programme of virtuoso chamber music from the Baroque period for baroque violin and harpsichord.

St. Paul’s United Church
11526 – 76 Avenue, Edmonton

Sunday
February 24, 2018
7:30 PM
Presented by La Folia

Locatelli – Concerto 8
Castrucci – Concerti Grossi Op 3
Manfredini – Concerti a 7, Op 3
Torelli – Concerti Grossi Op. 8
Corelli – Navadad

Edmonton Moravian Church
9540 – 83 Avenue, Edmonton

Friday
February 23, 2018
7:30 PM
Presented by Early Music Alberta
Fundraising Concert

Italian Baroque Arias
7:30– Champagne Reception
8:00 Concert

Jolaine Kerley, soprano
Josephine van Lier, baroque cello
James Mallet, baroque bass

This program features rarely performed, exquisite arias for soprano, obligato cello and continuo by Fiore, Ballarotti, Ziani, Sabadini and Magni.

Sabo Salon
Edmonton

February 24, 2018,  7:30PM
ON TOUR

Strathcona String Quartet with Christopher Hall, clarinet, comedian

Thursday February 1, 2018 7 pm – Bonnyville
Friday February 2, 2018 7:30 pm – Westlock
Tuesday February 6, 2018 7:30 pm – Brooks
Wednesday February 7, 2018 2:00 pm school and 7:30 pm concert – Daysland
Thursday February 8, 2018 1:00 pm school and 7:30 pm concert
Friday February 9, 2018 8:00 pm – Wainwright
Saturday February 10, 2018 8 pm – Wainwright
Sunday February 11, 2018 7:00 pm – Josephburg
Wednesday February 14 8:00 pm – Barrhead
Thursday February 15, 2018 7:30 pm – Olds
Friday February 16, 2018 7:30 pm – Drayton Valley
Saturday February 17, 2018 7:30 pm – Forestburg
Sunday February 18, 2018 7:30 pm – Slave Lake
Saturday
January 27, 2018
7:30 PM
Presented by Early Music Alberta
German Baroque Cantatas

Dawn Bailey, soprano
Celia Lee, alto
Ian Bannerman, tenor
Roderick Bryce, bass
Gabriele Thielmann, baroque violin
Leanne Maitland, baroque viola
Josephine van Lier, tenor viola da gamba
Josephine van Lier, baroque cello
Pablo Montes, baroque bassoon
Erik Reinart, harpsichord, organ

First Presbyterian Church
10025 105 St, Edmonton

Saturday
January 13, 2018
7:30 PM
Presented by Jasper Artists Guild
BACH $ FRIENDS

Josephine van Lier, baroque cello

Jasper Artists Guild
500 Robson Street, Jasper

Sunday
November 19, 2017
3:00 PM
Presented by La Folia

Locatelli – Concerto 8
Castrucci – Concerti Grossi Op 3
Manfredini – Concerti a 7, Op 3
Torelli – Concerti Grossi Op. 8
Corelli – Navadad

Josephine van Lier – artistic director

St. Paul’s United Church
11526—76 Avenue, Edmonton

Saturday
September 17, 2017
7:00PM
Collaboration of
Early Music Alberta, Edmonton Guitar Society and Alberta String Association
Just Strings 2017 brings you:

MEET VIVALDI Concert
With Josephine van Lier, baroque cello
Michele Carreca, archlute

and others

Administration Building Auditorium, Burman University, Lacombe
6730 University Dr.
$20 (tickets at the door)

Saturday
September 16, 2017
7:00PM
Collaboration of
Early Music Alberta, Edmonton Guitar Society and Alberta String Association
Just Strings 2017 brings you:

MEET VIVALDI Concert
With Josephine van Lier, baroque cello
Michele Carreca, archlute

and others

Fine Arts Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton
Room 2-7
$20 (tickets at the door)

Saturday
May 6, 2017
3:00PM
Early Music Alberta Presents
COMMUNITY ENSEMBLE CONCERT

Conducting La Folia Baroque String Ensemble

Saturday
May 6, 2017
8:00PM
Early Music Alberta Presents
Concerto Grosso

A program of Italian concerti grossi by Corelli and Geminiani.
During the end of the 17th century what we know today as the concerto grosso morphed into existence. In its basic form the baroque concerto grosso is a multi-movement work which contrasts a small group of solo instruments concertino i.e; two violins, cello, and harpsichord, against a full string orchestra and continuo known as the ripieno.

The concerto grosso was purely an Italian innovation from the mid 17th century. Alessandro Stradella (1639-1682) an important composer in the Italian peninsula at the time seems to have been the first composer to write a work of music which involved a group of solo instruments with orchestra. Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) was the first well known composer to title his works for multiple solo instruments “Concerto Grosso” (Grand Concert). Correlli’s concerto works were to be extremely influential for later composers such as Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), and George Frederick Handel (1685-1759).

The concerto grosso had a multiple movement form, usually: slow-fast-slow-fast-slow-fast. The titles of each movement would often be: Largo-Allegro-Adagio-Presto-Largo- Allegro.

Musicians from around the province will come together to play this spectacular concert of works that became some of the most influential music ever written.

Naomie Delafield, Laura Veeze, Gabriele Thielmann, Louise Stuppard, baroque violin
Ronelle Schaufele, Baroque viola
Josephine van Lier, Baroque cello, viola da gamba
Joelle Morton, Baroque bass
Marnie Giesbrecht, harpsichord

First Presbyterian Church
10025 105 St NW, Edmonton

Sunday
May 7, 2017
8:00PM
Early Music Alberta Presents
Alio Modo

A program featuring works by Bach transcribed for viola da gamba consort. Bach’s flowing contrapuntal lines lie well on these instruments, and in terms of getting his counterpoint across, this setting works remarkably well!
This consort is a so called “low consort” with 2 tenors, two basses and a violone (as opposed to a “high consort” with trebles, tenors and basses). Since we do not have any violones in Alberta, the musician playing the violone for this concert will drive across the continent from Maryland to Alberta for this concert!
Given that there are very few professional viola da gamba players in Alberta and given the extreme difficulty of this program, musicians for this concert come from all over the world: Two from the USA, one from Toronto, one from Basel Switzerland and one from Edmonton.

Elizabeth Rumsey – treble and tenor viols
Joëlle Morton – tenor viol
Debra Lonergan – bass viol
Josephine Van Lier – consort bass viol
Marilyn Fung – G violone

First Presbyterian Church
10025 105 St NW, Edmonton

SUNDAY
MAY 28, 2017
3:00PM
La Folia
Josephine van Lier – artistic director

TBA

Anglican Church
Jasper

SATURDAY
JUNE 3, 2017
7:30PM
La Folia
Josephine van Lier – artistic director

TBA

Concordia Seminary Chapel

SATURDAY
APRIL 15, 2017
8:00PM
Strathcona String Quartet
BLUE

Bach, Double Concerto
Haydn, Quartet Opus 71 Nr. 2/ Hoboken III:70
Andrix, Shades of Blue

Unitarian Church of Edmonton
10804 – 119 St, Edmonton

Tickets are $30, $20 for seniors and students.
Tickets are available at the door or online at
www.strathconastringquartet.com/schedule/

SATURDAY
APRIL 8, 2017
8:00PM
EARLY MUSIC ALBERTA
DOWLAND, PURCELL AND THEIR CONTEMPORARIES

Jolaine Kerley, soprano
Josephine van Lier, baroque cello, viola da gamba
Jeanne Yang, harpsichord

Back by popular demand is one of Edmonton’s premier early music sopranos Jolaine Kerley who will perform together with Josephine van Lier on viola da gamba and baroque cello and Marnie Giesbrecht on harpsichord. This recital will bring you to England with music by composers like Dowland and his contemporaries, Purcell, Eccles…

First Presbyterian Church (Newcombe Room)
10025 105 St NW, Edmonton
General: $40
Students/Seniors/Members: $30

WEDNESDAY
MARCH 22, 2017
12:10 PM-1:00 PM
LENTEN Noon-Hour Concert Series
ITALIAN BAROQUE

Josephine van Lier, baroque cello
John Brough, organ

Music by:

Dall’ Abaco, Ruvo, Scripiani, Colombi, Galli, Vitali, Gabrielli

Tickets FREE

Holy Trinity Anglican Church
10037 84 Ave, Edmonton, AB

SUNDAY
MARCH 5, 2017
3:00PM
La Folia
Josephine van Lier – artistic director

TBA

Unitarian Church of Edmonton
10804 – 119 St, Edmonton

FRIDAY
FEBRUARY 24, 2017
8:00PM
Strathcona String Quartet
Divertimento

Mozart, Divertimento #1
Read, Mobius Train
Dvorak, Quartet No. 6 “American”, Opus 96

Unitarian Church of Edmonton
10804 – 119 St, Edmonton
Tickets are $30, $20 for seniors and students.
Tickets are available at the door or online at
www.strathconastringquartet.com/schedule/

FRIDAY
FEBRUARY 03, 2017
7:30PM
$150
An Italian evening
Early Music Alberta Fundraising concert

Josephine van Lier, baroque cello
Gabriele Thielmann, baroque violin
Pablo Montes, baroque bassoon
Marnie Giesbrecht, harpsichord

Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Edmonton

SATURDAY
DECEMBER 17, 2016
7:30PM
Christmas with The McDades and Chamber Orchestra
STRATHCONA STRING QUARTET

The Strathcona String Quartet is excited to be part of two festive nights with the Juno-award-winning band, The McDades, with harpist Terry McDade and a chamber orchestra made up of 16 of the Edmonton region’s finest musicians.

The Arden Theatre
St Albert

FRIDAY
DECEMBER 16, 2016
7:30PM
Christmas with The McDades and Chamber Orchestra
STRATHCONA STRING QUARTET

The Strathcona String Quartet is excited to be part of two festive nights with the Juno-award-winning band, The McDades, with harpist Terry McDade and a chamber orchestra made up of 16 of the Edmonton region’s finest musicians.

The Arden Theatre
St Albert

SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 6, 2016
3:00PM
Orchestra Borealis Presents
JOSEPHINE VAN LIER – cello

Johannes Brahms
Symphony No.4, Op.98

Max Bruch
Kol Nidrei, Op.47 (soloist Josephine van Lier, cello)

Gabriel Fauré
Élégie, Op.24 (soloist Josephine van Lier, cello)

Grant
Jaï (Canadian composition)

Under the direction of DAVID HOYT and with special guest cellist JOSEPHINE VAN LIER

South Pointe Community Centre
11520 Ellerslie Rd, Edmonton

FRIDAY
OCTOBER 28, 2016
8:00PM
Early Music Alberta Presents
Strathcona String Quartet

THE ITALIANS

Tessarini, Overtur
Locattelli, Concerto Grosso No. 2 in C Minor
Boccherini, Quartet Opus 39 No. 1

Unitarian Church of Edmonton
10804 – 119 St, Edmonton

Sunday
June 5
2 PM
La Folia
Josephine van Lier, Artistic Director

Bach, Purcell, Geminiani, Marais, Corrette

Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Edmonton

Sunday
May 29
2 PM
Arts Jasper presents
La Folia, Edmonton’s Baroque Ensemble

Bach, Purcell, Geminiani, Marais, Corrette

St Mary & St George Anglican Church
Geikie St & Miette Ave, Jasper, AB T0E 1E0

SUNDAY
MAY 8, 2016
8:00PM
Early Music Alberta Presents
VIOLA DA GAMBA CONSORT – ENGLISH VIOL MUSIC

Sarah Poon, treble gamba
Jennifer Bustin, treble gamba
Josephine van Lier, tenor gamba
Joëlle Morton, bass gamba
Colin Ryan, bass gamba

First Presbyterian Church
10025 105 St NW, Edmonton

SATURDAY
MAY 7, 2016
8:00PM
Early Music Alberta Presents
JOHN BLOW – OPERA VENUS AND ADONIS

Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière – stage director, baroque dance, recorder
Jolaine Kerley, Venus
Mark Wilkinson, Adonis
Julie Harris, Cupid
Megan Shartrand, Shepherdess, Grace
Wendy Grønnestad-Damur, Shepherd, Huntsman, Grace
Jacques Arsenault, Shepherd, Huntsman, Grace
John Giffen, Shepherd, Huntsman, Grace
Stéphanie Brochard, baroque dance
John Brough, conductor
Aiyana Anderson, baroque violin
Shannon Johnson, baroque violin
Charles Pilon, baroque viola
Josephine van Lier, baroque cello
Joëlle Morton, bass
Terri Hron, recorder
Marnie Giesbrecht, harpsichord
Caroline Guilbeault, artworkd

First Presbyterian Church
10025 105 St NW, Edmonton

SATURDAY
MAY 7, 2016
3:00PM
Early Music Alberta Presents
COMMUNITY ENSEMBLE CONCERT – La Folia

La Folia – Edmonton’s baroque strings ensemble, Josephine – artistic director
Da Camera Singers – John Brough – artistic director
Arioso Women’s Choir – Jolaine Kerley – artistic directord

First Presbyterian Church
10025 105 St NW, Edmonton

FRIDAY
MAY 6, 2016
8:00PM
Early Music Alberta Presents
BACH WORKS FOR SOPRANO AND FLUTE

Jolaine Kerley, soprano
Terri Hron, recorder
Josephine van Lier, violoncello piccolo
Katelyn Clark, harpsichord

First Presbyterian Church
10025 105 St NW, Edmonton

SATURDAY
March 4
7:30PM
La Folia
Josephine van Lier, Artistic Director

Bach, Purcell, Geminiani, Marais, Corrette

Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Edmonton

Sunday
March 13
2 PM
La Folia
Josephine van Lier, Artistic Director

Tessarini, Biber, Schmierer, Druckenmuller, Montanari

Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Edmonton

Sunday
April 17
8 PM
Strathcona String Quartet
Strathcona String Quartet and King’s College choir

Haydn little organ mass
Vivaldi Concerto for 2 violins and cello

First Presbyterian Church
Edmonton

Friday
October 30, 2015
7:30pm
Horizon Stage presents: Strathcona String Quartet
BEETHOVEN – AVISON – BRAHMS

Beethoven String Quartet opus 18 #4 in c minor
Avison Concerto Grosso in D minor for strings​
Brahms string quartet op 51 #2 in a minor

$35 for adults
$30 for students/seniors 65+

Horizon Stage
Performing Arts Centre
1001 Calahoo Road, Spruce Grove, AB

Friday
November 6, 2015
5-6 PM
TRAFFIC JAM CONCERT
BACH SONATA FOR VIOLA DA GAMBA AND HARPSICHORD
GEMINIANI, SONATA 3 FOR CELLO AND CONTINUO

Bach Sonata No.3 in G minor, BWV 1029 for viola da gamba and harpsichord
Geminiani, sonata in C Major for cello and continuo

Josephine van Lier, viola da Gamba and baroque cello
Marnie Giesbrecht, harpsichord.

First Presbyterian Church
10025 105 St NW, Edmonton, AB

SATURDAY
NOVEMBER 7, 2015
8:00 PM
Early Music Alberta presents:
LE DONZELLETTE SEMPLICETE

Rossi Madrigal for three sopranos and continuo and works for soprano and continuo
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), Works for one and two sopranos and continuo.

Dawn Bailey, Catherine Kubash, Nola Schanz, soprano
Josephine van Lier, baroque cello

Tickets $40/$30 Students/seniors/members

Holy Trinity Anglican Church
10037 84 Ave, Edmonton, AB

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