Vafa Adib and Janet Youngdahl joint Early Music Voices in May 2007, performing western medieval and Persian medieval music.
“Medieval music with a small vocal ensemble (including the women of VoiceScapes) led by medieval specialist, Janet Youngdahl. Also featuring Persian poetry & instruments including Persian santour player, Vafa Adib.”
Artistic Director, Julie Harris, returned to Calgary in 1999. Her experience as a performer (soprano) and connections to other performers across the country gave her the idea of starting a new series in her native city. The Early Music Voices Concert Society offers a varied and interesting line-up of performers who specialize in early music repertoire. Each year the series aims to present touring early music groups, while also being committed to presenting local and regional performers, and creating joint projects with visiting artists. In essence the series is dedicated to presenting music from Bach’s time and before in a stylish, historically informed way.