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Please note that focuses on the Southern California region and does not offer a comprehensive listing service for nationwide or international early music sites.

The focus of this page is Southern California with categories:

Performing Ensembles | Concert Producers | Organizations & Societies
University Affiliated Entities | Classical Radio Stations

Scroll to the end of this page for a "short list" of general early music sites.

Performing Ensembles

The Chapel of Charlemagne

Founded by Dr. Robert M. Fowells in 1984, the ensemble, which specializes in the interpretation and performance of Gregorian chant, is the choir for the Los Angeles Gregorian Institute at the Roger Wagner Center of CSULA.

Con Gioia Early Music Ensemble

Concordia Clarimontis

Founder-Director and harpsichordist Preethi de Silva plans an exhilirating season of baroque and classical music on historical instruments featuring the finest local and international artists.

The resident, faculty period-instrument ensemble, directed by harpsichordist Robert Zappulla, of Claremont Graduate University. Artists include Carol Lisek (voice), M. Anne Rardin (Baroque violin), Janet Beazley (Renaissance/Baroque flute and recorder), Raymond Burkhart (natural trumpet), Dirk Freymuth (lute, Baroque guitar, mandolino), and Shanon Zusman (viola da gamba, violone).


A small West Los Angeles vocal ensemble dedicated to performing repertoire of the Medieval and Renaissance Periods.

Los Angeles Baroque Players

Founded in 1983, the ensemble performs on period instruments or replicas of instruments used in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Musica Angelica

Both orchestra and chamber ensemble are dedicated to historically informed performances of Renaissance and Baroque music.

Musica Humana

UCLA's early music collective of students and members of the UCLA community concerts explores the many sonic worlds of the Renaissance.

New World Baroque Orchestra

Performs historical music, song and dance of the colonial missions, presidios and outposts of Spanish-California and the frontier regions of New Spain.

The Seraphim Ensemble

A mixed choral group dedicated to preserving the ancient and sacred music of the Church through historically-informed performances of repertoire spanning medieval to contemporary eras.


Formed in 2010, Tesserae combines instruments from various Renaissance consort families (violin, viol, and brass) and explores some of the most beautiful repertoire of the time, from the intimate chamber music of the early 17th century to the splendor of large-scale Venetian polychoral music.


The collaboration of three of the West Coast's most highly regarded interpreters of early and contemporary vocal music.

USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia

The USC Thornton School's period-instrument ensemble, led by Adam Gilbert, specializes in music from the seventeenth- through mid-eighteenth century.

Concert or Series Producers

San Diego Early Music Society

Offers early music concert series in the greater San Diego area.

Chamber Music in Historic Sites

The concert series sponsored by the Da Camera Society includes outstanding early music ensembles in fabulous historic venues.

UCLA Center for Performing Arts

UCLA's classical and chamber music concerts include world-class early music artists.

Organizations & Societies

National Listings


List of Early Music Societies

from Early Music FAQ

Early Music America

California Listings


Orange County Recorder Society

Southern California Area Lute Group

San Diego Early Music Society

San Diego Harpsichord Society

Southern California Recorder Society

Southern California Early Music Society

San Francisco Early Music Society


Southern California University Affiliated Entities

Claremont Graduate University: Historical Performance Practices program

Claremont Graduate University: Performance Practice Review

UCLA Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies

UCLA Center for 17th & 18th Century Studies

USC Thornton School: Early Music Degree Program

The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library


Southland Classical Radio Station Playlists & Programming


Programming includes A Musical Offering.  Playlists are posted daily and then archived.


Programming includes Early Music Classical Fiasco and Collegium Musicum.

"Short List" of General Early Music Websites

Arto Wikla's Music Page

Early Music Network

Classical Net Early Music Files & Links


Southern California Early Music Society
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