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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
USA

(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. 

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TEMP 2017-2018 Season

TEMP 2017-2018 Season at a glance

Time Pieces: A Journey Through musical memories

Our 2017-2018 Season ventures forth into times past, both real and imagined, and features an entirely original imaginative theatrical concert by TEMP, It's About Time: Companions, with music from Past and Present.

ALL DONORS WHO CONTRIBUTE $500 OR MORE MAY JOIN THE SEASON SUBSCRIBERS IN THE PREFERRED SEATING AREA OF THE VENUES!


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Paris City Limits, Part Deux

Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 7PM, with pre-concert lecture at 6PM
   St. Martin's Lutheran Church, 606 West 15th Street
Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 3PM, with pre-concert lecture at 2PM
   
First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive

TEMP revisits Paris and environs to explore more of the popular music from the mid-16th century: exciting dances, dazzling chansons, and genuine songs of love and melancholy by the masters and by some relative unknowns. More Janequin! With guests Mary Springfels (viola da gamba), Peter Maund (percussion), and Ryland Angel  (countertenor).

Read the Director's Blog for more concert details.

Enjoy audio samples from our related CD, Paris City Limits.

Download the Paris City Limits, Part Deux program notes


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24 Italian Hits: Arias & Art Songs

Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 7PM
   Redeemer Presbyterian Church, 2111 Alexander Avenue
Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 3PM
   
First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive

For over a century, the famous volume 24 Italian Art Songs and Arias has introduced millions of young singers to Italian music and has been a staple of solo & ensemble contests around the nation. In the same manner as TEMP’s educational outreach program to Austin-area schools, our concert presents an authentic performance from this enduring and beautiful vocal literature. With six of TEMP’s finest soloists and a small continuo group.

Download the 24 Italian Hits program notes


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An Early Christmas

Friday, December 8, 2017 at 7PM
   First English Lutheran Church, 3001 Whitis Avenue
Saturday December 9, 2017 at 7PM
   
First English Lutheran Church, 3001 Whitis Avenue
Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 3PM
   
First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive

We explore the intangible essence of Christmas with beautiful and joyful carols, motets, dances, and traditional songs from France, Germany, the British Isles, and more with innovative arrangements for solo voices, small chorus, harp, violin, flute, mandolin, viols, and lutes.With harpists Therese Honey & Elaine Barber.

Read the Director's Blog for concert details.

Enjoy audio samples from our related CDs: GaudeteNoëlSwete was the Songe, and Stella splendens.

Download the program notes for An Early Christmas


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It's About Time: Companions

Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 7PM
   University Presbyterian Church, 2203 San Antonio Street
Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 3PM
   
University Presbyterian Church, 2203 San Antonio Street

Expect the unexpected as we explore the musical and theatrical dreamscape of a young girl in different times and places in history. TEMP does its duty in Keeping Austin Weird when seeming incongruities reveal surprising connections that will appeal to music lovers and Austin’s culturally diverse population. With guests Ryland Angel  (countertenor & tenor), Peter Walker (baritone), multi-instrumentalist Spiff Wiegand (New York), and more!

Read the Director's Blog for more concert details.

Download the It's About Time program notes


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Complaints Through the Ages

Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 7PM
   Redeemer Presbyterian Church, 2111 Alexander Avenue
Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 3PM
   
 First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive

“I am, therefore I complain.” Humans have always had things to complain about, ranging from life-threatening, quality-of-life issues to conjured or superficial annoyances that simply don’t fit into the notion of what a good day should hold. Our musical exploration will portray the timelessness of humanity’s grumping from medieval times to the present day. With guests Mary Springfels (viola da gamba), Ryland Angel (countertenor), and more!

Read the Director's Blog for more details.

Download the Complaints Through the Ages program notes.


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The Original Carmina Burana: Unplugged & Organic

Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 7PM, with pre-concert lecture at 6:30PM
   St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 8134 Mesa Drive
Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 3PM, with pre-concert lecture at 2:30PM
   
First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive

Back by popular demand, we again present unabashedly joyful and passionate songs about love, spring, dancing, love,drinking…love!…philosophy, and mythology from the 13th-century Carmina Burana manuscript. Rated PG-13. With guests Mary Springfels (viola da gamba), Peter Maund (percussion), and Ryland Angel (countertenor).

Don't miss the pre-concert lecture by KMFA's Sara Schneider 30 minutes before each concert!

Download the Original Carmina Burana program notes.