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American Classical Orchestra - "Music as the masters heard it"

Clarion Music Society - New York's first period-instrument orchestra

Early Music New York - the venerable ensemble under the direction of Frederick Renz

New York Baroque Incorporated - A conductorless orchestra of young players on period instruments, bringing vital, informed, and fresh performances of a wide range of 17th and 18th-century repertoire, and creating a vibrant landscape for collaborations between historical performance and living composers.

New York Collegium - Disolved in 2010; One of North American's very finest baroque bands

REBEL - Baroque chamber orchestra known for their virtuosic, highly expressive and provocative approach

Sinfonia New York - A period instrument orchestra that specializes in historically informed, vibrant performances of 17th, 18th and early 19th century music.


dell'Arte Opera - Nurturing singers and attracting new opera lovers

Gotham Chamber Opera - "Where opera gets intimate"

Opera Feroce - "Opera that bites" — a miniature Baroque opera company

operamission - Bringing the art from the composer to the audience


Abendmusik - a 17th century string ensemble

BREVE - Medieval, Renaissance, & Baroque Music on Period Instruments

Brooklyn Baroque - Chamber music of Bach and his contemporaries

Bradley Brookshire - American harpsichordist

The Colonials - A mixed-period chamber ensemble devoted to transforming your concert experience

Diderot String Quartet - A fresh, rhetorical voice to repertoire of the 18th and 19th centuries

Dodd String Quartet - A new period string ensemble

Duo Appassionata - Presenting literature for two organs, two harpsichords, and fortepiano duo.

East of the River - Medieval and world music ensemble

Empire Viols - Music for two viols & harpsichord

Ensemble Leonarda - Baroque flutes, viola da gamba & harpsichord

Flying Forms - "A presence that transforms communities and inspires expression through excellence in performance, innovative education, and creative collaboration"

The Four Nations Ensemble - Founded in 1986, the ensemble brings together soloists who are leading exponents of period instrument and vocal performance to present music from the Renaissance through the Viennese Classical masterpieces of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.

Grand Harmonie - A core group of wind players as both a chamber ensemble and the backbone of an orchestra

Grenser Trio - Clarinet trio on historical instruments

Gretchen's Muse - Presenting a full and nuanced picture of the music of the 18th century, which saw the transition between what we know now as the Baroque and Classical styles.

Guido's Ear - Double violin ensemble specializing in repertoire of the late Renaissance and early Baroque

House of Time - Music of the Baroque era played on period instruments including violin and oboe.

La Mela di Newton - Baroque trio

Les Délices - Music of the French Baroque

LeStrange Viols - Bringing together six top American viol players committed to crafting musical experiences full of vigor, passion, and technical prowess.

Listening to History 'Galileo's Muse' - A combination concert and lecture exploring the relationship between the scientist Galileo Galilei and the music of late Renaissance Italy.

The McDonald-Bianculli Flute and Guitar Duo - Early music on flute and guitar

Daphna Mor - Virtuosic recorder player

Mozartean Players - Piano trio with repertoire from Haydn through Schumann

New Amsterdam Consort - Ensemble of Juilliard graduates dedicated primarily to one-on-a-part performances of Baroque string music

New Amsterdam Recorder Trio - Three recorder virtuosi performing music from all ages

New York Consort of Viols - [Retired ensemble] Viol music of the renaissance and baroque eras

Nina Stern - One of North America's leading performers of recorder and classical clarinet

Parthenia - "A glowing group of viol players that is one of the brightest lights in New York's early music scene"

Lionel Party - Harpsichordist

Queens Consort - The Borough of Queens' first early music ensemble

Quicksilver - Described as “drop dead gorgeous with a wonderful interplay of timbres,” (Early Music America) and praised for “impeccable, soulful playing” (New York Times), Quicksilver vibrantly explores the rich chamber music repertoire of the early modern period.

Repast - "Vital performances" and "robust" playing of baroque chamber music

Ridotto - Chamber concerts "with a touch of theatre"

the Sebastians - A dynamic and vital musical ensemble specializing in music of the baroque and classical eras

Sonnambula - Viol consort performing repertoire for large ensembles of viols

Steven Lubin - Fortepianist performing Classical and Romantic literature

Traverse Music - Early music for flute and other wind instruments


Amy Bartram - Soprano and early music specialist

Anonymous 4 - (Retired ensemble) Unearthy vocal blend and virtuosic ensemble singing

Blue Heron - Vocal ensemble combining a commitment to vivid live performance with the study of original source materials and historical performance practice.

Charites - Vocal trio committed to the works of early female composers and poets

Ruth Cunningham - Soprano and sound healing practitioner

Jessica Gould - Soprano performing repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day

Jolle Greenleaf - Leading soprano specialist in repertoire from the 17th & 18th centuries

Guildsingers - Vocal ensemble specializing in music from the late-medieval period

Lionheart - "Smoothly blended" vocal chamber music with an "impeccably balanced sound"

Machicoti - Medieval vocal trio

Music Divine - Vocal ensemble

Musica Viva - Chamber choir performing early and new music.

New York Polyphony - Four men fusing elegant vocalism with expert ensemble singing

Polyhymnia - A small ensemble of singers and instrumentalists

Pomerium - A cappella music of the renaissance

Tiffany Consort - (Retired ensemble) "One of New York City's most distinguished vocal ensembles"

The Choir of Trinity Wall Street - One of the country's pre-eminent vocal ensembles

The Western Wind - Since 1969, the internationally acclaimed vocal sextet has devoted itself to the special beauty and variety of a cappella music.

Mixed Ensembles

ALBA - Dedicated to the ancient music of the Mediterranean on period instruments.

Anima - Four musicians passionately revealing the soul of the Baroque repertoire

ARTEK - Semi-staged performances of early works

Asteria - (Retired ensemble) Medieval duo performing timeless love songs of wide appeal

Bacchanalia Baroque - Music for two voices, flute, harpsichord & gamba

Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity - Bach's Cantatas and other great works in worship

BaroQue Across the River - Chamber music in historic settings

Callisto Ascending - Soaring sopranos and solid continuo

Consort Clerambault - Vocal chamber ensemble with organ

Concordian Dawn - Three-voice male vocal ensemble specializing in both early and new music.

Dorian Baroque - Orchestral, chamber and vocal music ranging from the early baroque period to the present.

Duo Marchand - Renaissance music for lute, voice & harp

Early Music New York - Performance of historically informed repertoire from the Middle Ages to the Classical Era

Ex Umbris - (Retired ensemble) Diverse multi-instrumental ensemble devoted to medieval and Renaissance music

Galileo's Daughters - "A period music ensemble that creates with each performance a visceral as well as intellectual link to the past"

Morrongiello & Young - Renaissance lute song

Musica Nuova - (Retired ensemble) Brings new perspectives to Baroque music by heightening the dramatic qualities intrinsic to the repertoire through staging and storytelling.

My Lord Chamberlain's Consort - Elizabethan consort

New Vintage Baroque - A vocal-instrumental ensemble that explores the intersection of music, song, and story.

Sequentia - Ensemble for medieval music

SIREN Baroque - All-female Baroque ensemble

The Soul's Delight - Exploring the broad spectrum of music of the 17th and 18th century with its various combinations of instruments and voices.

TENET - One of New York’s preeminent vocal ensembles, presenting a cappella and accompanied works.

Trefoil - A trio of singer-instrumentalists

Vox Vocal Ensemble - George Steel, Director, performing 16th through 21st century music

Well-Tuned Words - Voice and lute duo

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GEMS is a non-profit corporation that supports and promotes the artists and organizations in New York devoted to early music — playing repertoire from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical periods.