Early Wind Music Performance

. . . with a great noyse of mistralsye, trumpets, cornets and shawmes, and great plenty of waxe torches lighted" - masque for Richard II


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Silent Noyse??

Posted by Bill Jamieson on June 18, 2012 at 3:15 AM Comments comments (3)

Haven't heard too much from the Noyse lately?

Well, actually we have been quite busy. Before Christmas a smaller subset of the Great Noyse (the Lesser Noyse?), including Bill, Cuyler, Ann and our frequent guest soprano, Gwendolyn Jamieson, performed a Christmas benefit concert at the Pemberton Chapel at the Royal Jubilee Hospital, sponsored by the Royal Jubilee School of Nursing Alumni,

In January A Very Modest Noyse, Bill, Ann and Gwendolyn, performed a concert at St. Paul'...

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See and hear A Great Noyse on Youtube

Posted by Bill Jamieson on September 2, 2011 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (2)

Check out a video of a lovely piece by Thomas Campion, performed by A Great Noyse, with singers Elizabeth MacIsaac and Ian Bullen, at our April Concert, "Music from the Age of Discovery"  Here's the link:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xXRrXdlXbc  

Upcoming Concert - Tielman Susato

Posted by Bill Jamieson on September 1, 2011 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (3)

We are looking forward to presenting a fun programme on the life and music of Tielman Susato (see the "Susato Concert" page on this website for a description). It will be held at the Courtroom of the Maritime Museum of B.C. on Sept. 21.

Ann Fraser will be joining us for this concert, substituting for our dulcian and recorder player extraordinaire, Cuyler Page, who is recovering well from a recent operation. Ann is a talented recorder player and early ...

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Music from the Age of Discovery

Posted by Bill Jamieson on March 15, 2011 at 4:06 AM Comments comments (3)

On Wednesday, March 23, A Great Noyse will be presenting the Age of Discovery.

We will be joined by acclaimed Victoria soprano, Elizabeth MacIsaac, and lutenist Darren Smith.

The concert will feature sacred and secular music from the age of the great explorers, performed by voice, lute and on our usual assortment of replca wind instruments.

It will be held in the intriguing historical courtroom in the Maritime Museum of B.C., a real 19th Century courtroom from th...

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Concert December 5, 2010

Posted by Bill Jamieson on November 8, 2010 at 11:11 AM Comments comments (3)

Our next concert is scheduled for December 5, 2010 at 8:00 pm. The concert is built around the Flemish composer, arranger and publisher Tielman Susato. Living in Antwerp, Susato was the first significant music publisher in the Netherlands. Similar to the impact of early book publishing, the introduction of larger-scale publishing of music had a profound effect on the musical world. It was responsible for the explosion of printed music in the 16th century and later, and for bringing ...

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Noyse News

Posted by Bill Jamieson on March 16, 2010 at 1:11 PM Comments comments (2)

We are excited about our new website. It has some pictures of the crew, some samples of our music and member/guest sections.


Feel free to join as a member. We would love to have you as part of our modest online community, whether you are a friend, afficionado or critic (!) We'll make sure you hear the "buzz" about our upcoming concerts and events. We would be very happy to promote your events on our website as well - particularly if it is early-music related.


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