Early Music Guild Programs
Early Music Guild's five-concert International Series has presented the world's greatest early music performmances to Seattle audiences for 36 years. The series is in residence at Town Hall Seattle.
The Early Music Guild presents the Seattle Baroque Orchestra in four concerts annually at Town Hall. Seattle Baroque Orchestra merged with the Early Music Guild on July 1, 2010 and is now a program of the Early Music Guild. The series is in residence at Town Hall Seattle.
Early Music Guild's First Tuesdays concerts and Early Music Fridays concerts present 10 concerts annually by the Pacific Northwest's community of professional early music performers. Concerts are presented in partnership with Trinity Parish Church at 8th and James in Seattle (First Tuesday) and Northlake Unitarian Church in Kirkland (Early Music Fridays).
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
On July 1, 2010, the Early Music Guild merged with the Seattle Baroque Orchestra, one of only a few non-profit arts mergers in recent history in this region. The merger has been an unqualified success, with board members, artistic directors, staff, audiences, and contributors working together to present great performances of early music in Seattle and the broader region.
The Early Music Guild is engaged in a search for a new Music Director for the Seattle Baroque Orechestra. Over the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons, seven director candidates will visit Seattle to direct the orchestra. The director will be appointed in early 2015. Our audience and organization are embracing this process and supporting the transition to new leadership.