Rochester Early Music Festival

The Rochester Early Music Festival celebrates Rochester and Western New York's richly varied culture of Early Music performance and scholarship. Now in its 16th year, the REMF brings together soloists and ensembles playing music of the Medieval period through the Baroque. Eight days of exciting events span from the celebrated, familiar music of Bach to the lesser-known repertoire for period wind instruments to a cutting-edge premiere of a contemporary choral work based on an ancient text. The REMF strives to bring this glorious repertoire to a broad audience by facilitating performances in venues throughout Rochester available for nominal ticket prices or a free-will offering. Don't miss the capstone Gala concert on November 18, 2016: a night of musical offerings from artists and ensembles throughout the region, truly representing the musical treasures of the past.

Special Events for the 2016 REMF

Festival Gala Concert

Friday, November 18 at 7:30 PM

St. Anne Church, 1600 Mt. Hope Ave

The capstone of the Early Music Festival, our Gala Concert celebrates the diversity of early music in the glorious acoustic environment of St. Anne Church. Presented in "prism" format, singers and instrumentalists surround the audience with music, flowing freely and without interruption from one performance to another.  You will experience a broad sampling of the breadth and depth of early music during this two hour concert.  Be sure to stay to meet the artists at a reception open to all after the performance!

  • General Admission tickets: $15 in advance (online or at Parkleigh), $20 at the door, $5 student tickets available
  • Preferred Seating tickets: $30, online, at Parleigh, or at the door
  • REMF Benefactor tickets: $100 (includes preferred seating and a tax receipt), online or by sending a check to Musica Spei, 25 Vick Park B, Rochester, 14607. Please note that a check must be received by November 11.

PLEASE NOTE that ticket sales will be closed around 2PM the day of the concert.

Online Ticket Sales are now closed.  Please purchase your tickets at the concert. The doors open at 7PM, and ticket sales will start shortly before.

Moonbeams, Malts, and Madrigals

Saturday, November 5 at 7:30PM 

Held at a beautiful downtown home!

$50 per person, in advance only.

The REMF fundraiser was a tremendous success this year - 5 wonderful beer-food pairings, fun music, and lots of great conversations with friends old and new.

Hope to see you Next Year!

This exclusive fundraising event will be hosted by Musica Spei in a beautiful private home in downtown Rochester. The benefit supports the 16th annual Rochester Early Music Festival—eight days of exciting and varied early music events spanning November 13-20th. Enjoy pairings of food and beer guided by a local expert in fine malt beverages, while a charming ensemble of local singers entertains you—all for a cause. A portion of each ticket supports the expanded Early Music Festival and is tax deductible. Attendance is limited, so sign up now at or by calling 585-755-2271. Enjoy Moonbeams, Malts and Madrigals for $50 - a great value for dinner, beer pairings and stellar entertainment!

Pre-Festival Events

With all the music happening in Rochester, there are several events that we recommend to whet your appetite for early music!  Check them out!

If you have enjoyed the Festival, please make a donation to help us produce it!

Support the REMF with a donation!