The 2018-19 Season

Tickets for each performance can be obtained at the concert or by sending a check to the address below at least five days prior to the concert.  Season Tickets are available for $150 and may be purchased via mail or at any MAAM event. Student tickets are $5 at the door.

For more information contact Richard McGinnis at:

phone:   601-594-5584

email:, or

mail to:  Mississippi Academy of Ancient Music,

                 103 Magnolia Street, Edwards, MS 39066.

Saturday, October 13, 2018  7:30 PM St. James' Episcopal Church

the Marian consort

Renaissance and contemporary sacred music

The Marian Consort is a young, dynamic early music vocal ensemble, recognized for its freshness of approach and innovative presentation of music of the fifteenth to seventeenth centuries to contemporary music, juxtaposing latter-day pieces and Renaissance works in concert in order to shed new light on both.  A recent two page article in Grammophone magazine raved about their performances and programs. Hear them at 
Tickets $30 by mail or at the door  .



Friday, November 9, 2018 7:30in PM Woodworth Chapel, Tougaloo College

Paul O'Dette and Ronn mcfarlane

lute duet

Two masters and  veterans of the lute, an instrument once popular in aristocratic circles of Elizabethan society, bring their the virtuosity of dazzling Elizabethan duets.  Both have performed  individually for Mississippi audiences, and now return together!    Tickets $20 by mail or at the door.


Thursday, November 15, 2018 7:30 PM St. James' Episcopal Church

capella pratensis

dutch choral octet

The ensemble Cappella Pratensis, literally, “Cappella des prés,” champions the music of Josquin des Prez and the polyphonists of the 15th and 16th centuries. They combine historically informed performance practice with inventive programs and original interpretations based on scholarly research and artistic insight. As in Josquin’s time, the members perform from a central music stand, singing from the original mensural notation. scored in a large choir book.  Hear them at

Tickets $30 by mail or at the door.

Thursday, December 6, 2018 7:30 PM Woodworth Chapel, Tougaloo College



Well known masters of the harpsichord Shawn Leopard and John Paul perform music of the French baroque.  Join them for their program in the intimate  environment of the chapel study room..

Tickets $20 by mail or at the door.

Thursday, February 7, 2019 7:30 PM Woodworth Chapel ,Tougaloo College

Accademia byzantina

Baroque string orchestra

Accademia Bizantina is managed autonomously by its guardian members, guaranteeing the chamber music approach to their performances which has ever been their distinguishing feature.  Their program features music of Vivaldi and others. 

Tickets $30 by mail or at the door.  Hear them at


Thursday, February 28, 2019 7:30 PM St. Phillip's Episcopal Church

Baltimore consort

Music from shakespeare's time

The Baltimore Consort has delighted audiences on both sides of the Atlantic whose arrangements of early music from England, Scotland, France, Italy, and Spain speak to the heart as well as the mind. Their love for the early music of English/Scottish heritage has led them to delve into the rich trove of music from Shakespeare's world.  Hear them at

Tickets $20 by mail or at the door.

Thursday, March 28, 2019 7:30 PM St. James' Episcopal Church

choir of CLARE COLLEGE, england

renaissance sacred choral music

The 32 member English choir sings at regular and special services in Chapel, performs at concerts and festivals throughout the world, touring internationally at least twice every year. It frequently performs for BBC Radio, and records for the Harmonia Mundi label, contributing to the Choir’s extensive discography.

Tickets $30 by mail or at the door.

Thursday, August 23, 2018 7:30 PM St. Phillips Episcopal Church



Max Garriott leads local enthusiasts performing favorite selections of secular vocal and instrumental music by 17th century English master Henry Purcell and other artists of the time. Purcell manuscripts will be on display, courtesy of Dr. Keith Robbins.

Tickets $10 by mail or at the door.


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