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Texas Early Music Project
2905 San Gabriel Suite 204 
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 377-6961

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2905 San Gabriel Suite 204
Austin, TX 78705

(512) 377-6961

Founded in 1987 by Daniel Johnson, the Texas Early Music Project is dedicated to preserving and advancing the art of Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical music through performance, recordings, and educational outreach. 

TEMP 2011-2012 Season

TEMP: Making Austin the Live Early Music Capitol of the World


El Mundo Nuevo18th Century Music from Latin America
Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 8PM
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 1206 E. 9th Street
Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 3PM
First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive

In collaboration with early music luminary and virtuoso performer Tom Zajac, we explore music from the New World: 17th & 18th century selections from Peru, Bolivia, and Mexico. The color, flavor, and joy of the music from the Trujillo del Peru manuscript are dynamic and exotic. A small vocal ensemble, string trio, guitars, and percussionists will perform selections for Christmas Eve in Trujillo, dances from the jungles, music in the extinct language of Mochica, and motets from the cathedral of Mexico City.


They Might Be Giants: Josquin and the Renaissance
Saturday, October 29, 2011, 8PM
St. Louis King of France Catholic Church, 7601 Burnet Road
Sunday, October 30, 2011, 3PM
First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive

Josquin des Prez was the most renowned composer of his day but he was really just a giant among giants. In this concert we will immerse ourselves in the music of Josquin and three of his Lowlands contemporaries: Brumel, Compère, and Pierre de la Rue, who were mentioned in the famous ode upon the death of Okeghem, their musical father. Each of these magnificent composers contributed a unique voice to the sacred and secular repertoires of the day. A small chamber choir, viols, and lute will perform the music of these titans.


Yule, Britannia!: Christmas Music in the British Isles
Friday, December 9, 2011 at 8PM
First English Lutheran Church, 3001 Whitis Avenue
Saturday December 10, 2011 at 8PM
First English Lutheran Church, 3001 Whitis Avenue
Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 3PM
First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive

TEMP celebrates the Christmas season with the music of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. From Sarum rite chants and Medieval carols to traditional English wassails and Celtic lullabies, TEMP puts its unique stamp on these beautiful and joyful selections with innovative arrangements for solo voices, small chorus, harps, violin, and more. Special guest artists: historical harpists Therese Honey & Becky Baxter


Fleurs-de-LYS: MUSICA STRAVAGANTE – Laurie Young Stevens & Friends
Friday, February 10, 2012 at 8PM
St. Mary Cathedral, 203 East 10th Street
Sunday, January 27, 2012 at 3PM
St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 1500 N. Capital of Texas Hwy

Our award-winning concertmistress (Best Instrumentalist: Austin Critics Table, 2004) leads a performance of superlative Baroque chamber music, featuring professionals from around the globe. This group of international artists comes together once a year for the pleasure of collaborating with Ms. Stevens on a concert that is always outstanding and entertaining. Special guest artists: Henning Vater, violin, Germany; Paul Leenhouts, recorder, Netherlands/USA; Veronika Vassileva, violin & viola, Bulgaria/Germany


Living Waters: Works by Hildegard von Bingen
Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 8PM
St. Mary Cathedral, 203 East 10th Street

TEMP’s 2003 performance of Hildegard’s liturgical drama “Ordo virtutum” won the Austin Critics Table award for Best Chamber Concert of the season. Nine years later, we return to the beautifully sophisticated and powerful music of the 12th century German abbess with a performance of “Ordo virtutum” and several of her compelling antiphons and sequences, performed in the splendid acoustical space at the St. Mary Cathedral by female singers accompanied by a small Medieval band of vielles, harp, lute, and psaltery.


TEMP Goes the Full Monteverdi
Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 8PM
First English Lutheran Church, 3001 Whitis Avenue
Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 3PM
First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive

Claudio Monteverdi was one of the few composers whose career successfully spanned two eras, the Renaissance and the Baroque. His ability to work masterfully in both styles guaranteed his place in musical history and in the hearts of performers and audiences alike. TEMP soloists, chamber choir, string and continuo groups will perform selections from the full span of his catalog with a cappella madrigals, works from St. Mark’s in Venice, and beautiful arias and choruses from the stage and the courts.