Calendar

Upcoming Performances

  • 10/24/15 Sa 7:00pm Music: The Miracle Medicine Signe Skott Cooper Hall, UW-Madison School of Nursing Madison WI Rediscover the integral role of music as the restorer of health in the early days of medical science during the medieval and renaissance periods. Free admission.FB event

Past Performances

  • 08/24/08 Su 10:30am Communion Service Luther Memorial Church Madison WI We will perform Victoria's "O sacrum convivium" for four voices during Communion.
  • 09/12/08 F 7:30pm "In Pairs" Mount Olive Lutheran Church Madison WI
  • 12/12/08 F 7:30pm "Holidays with Toyes" Gates of Heaven (James Madison Park), 302 E Gorham St Madison WI
  • 12/14/08 F 3:00pm "Holidays with Toyes" Mount Olive Lutheran Church Madison WI
  • 5/10/09 Su 3:00pm "Contra Fortuna: The Life of Galileo Galilei" Gates of Heaven (James Madison Park), 302 E Gorham St Madison WI
  • 12/13/09 Su 4:00pm "Tosse the Pot" Gates of Heaven (James Madison Park), 302 E Gorham St Madison WI
  • 03/06/10 Sa 7:00pm Haiti Benefit Concert The Crossing, University Ave/Charter Madison WI Eliza's Toyes joins forces with the UW-Madison graduate string quartet and other chamber groups to raise money for Haiti.
  • 05/08/10 Sa 8:00pm "Kircher's Rome" Gates of Heaven (James Madison Park), 302 E Gorham St Madison WI We will perform music heard in 17th century Rome, including Carissimi's early oratorio "Jephte". Also works by Morales, Lasso, Palestrina, Graziani, Kapsperger. Featuring guests Theresa Koenig (bassoon) and Beth Morgan (cello).
  • 10/10/10 Su 3:00pm "Kircher's Rome" St. John Lutheran Church, 479 Park St Richland Center WI We will perform music heard in 17th century Rome, including Carissimi's early oratorio "Jephte". Also works by Morales, Lasso, Palestrina, Graziani, Kapsperger. Featuring guests Theresa Koenig (bassoon) and Beth Morgan (cello).
  • 12/17/10 Fr 6:30pm Hidden Treasures: Illuminated Manuscripts Chazen Museum of Art, 800 University Ave Madison WI As part of the opening reception to Chazen's new exhibit, we will be performing the chants that are originally on the manuscripts being shown, as well as a mix of sacred and secular music from 14-16th centuries.
  • 02/06/11 Su 1:30pm Treasures of Seville Gates of Heaven (James Madison Park), 302 E Gorham St Madison WI Join us on a musical journey to Seville! Enjoy music by masters who were born, lived, worked in the fantastic Spanish city. Pre-concert lecture at 1:00pm by Prof Steven Hutchinson of UW-Madison.
  • 05/07/11 Sa 7:30pm This Merry Month Gates of Heaven (James Madison Park), 302 E Gorham St Madison WI Spring is one of the best celebrated seasons in the buoyant madrigal music. We will perform music from Italy and England, with poetry that covers from birds to flowers, and from lust to love!
  • 10/09/11 Su 7:30pm Senfl Indulgence Gates of Heaven (James Madison Park), 302 E Gorham St Madison WI Listen to sacred and secular music of Martin Luther's time by Swiss-German composer Ludwig Senfl (1486-1543). Missa L'homme armé, Christ ist erstanden, and Carmen among many other pieces that showcase Senfl's colorful tapestry of polyphony. Admission: $10.
  • 10/14/11 Fr 8:00pm UW Wind Ensemble Collage Mills Concert Hall, 455 N Park St Madison WI We will be performing "Ecce quam bonum" by Ludwig Senfl, as part of the collage concert hosted by the UW Wind Ensemble.
  • 11/13/11 Su 4:00pm Senfl Indulgence St. Catherine of Alexandria Church, W359 N9054 Brown Street Oconomowoc WI Listen to sacred and secular music of Martin Luther's time by Swiss-German composer Ludwig Senfl (1486-1543). Missa L'homme armé, Christ ist erstanden, and Carmen among many other pieces that showcase Senfl's colorful tapestry of polyphony. Admission: $10.
  • 12/01/11 Th 4:30pm Kircher's Rome Memorial Library Special Collection, 9/F, 728 State St Madison WI As a special event for the Special Collection's exhibit "Jesuits and the Construction of Knowledge, 1540–1773", we will perform an abbreviated version of our "Kircher's Rome" program.
  • 04/26/12 Th 7:00pm MEMF Special Event at the Chazen Chazen Museum of Art, 750 University Ave Madison WI Come to this special evening to preview the 2012 Madison Early Music Festival! Lecture on Chazen’s early American collection by Prof. Ann Smart Martin, followed by a reception with music performances by MEMF Artistic Director Paul Rowe and Cheryl Rowe, faculty John Chappell Stowe, Ensemble SDG, and Eliza’sToyes. Free admission.
  • 05/12/12 Sa 7:30pm The Three Sch's Gates of Heaven (James Madison Park), 302 E Gorham St Madison WI Following our journey to explore music from Germany, we present sacred and secular music by Heinrich Schütz, Johann Schein, and Samuel Scheidt. Featuring an eight-voice chorus, and a consort of instruments including early winds, lute, viol (guest Eric Miller) and organ (guest Kathrine Handford). Admission: $10.
  • 08/23/12 Th 06:30pm Opening Reception Chazen Museum of Art Madison WI Eliza’s Toyes will provide music at the opening reception of Chazen’s new exhibit “Offerings of the Angels: Paintings and Tapestries from the Uffizi Gallery”. Free and open to public. More info
  • 11/25/12 Su 12:30pm The Three Sch's Chazen Museum of Art/Wisconsin Public Radio Madison WI As part of the WPR “Live from the Chazen” series hosted by Lori Skelton, we will be performing some of the lesser known sacred and secular music by early Baroque German composers Heinrich Schütz, Johann Schein, and Samuel Scheidt.
  • 04/27/13 Sa 7:30pm Casino Royale Gates of Heaven (James Madison Park), 302 E Gorham St Madison WI A night of comedic diversion with music by 17th-century Venetian composers and a story of gamblers who put their cards, coins and hearts on the table. Admission: $15 ($10 students). FB event
  • 04/28/13 Su 4:00pm Casino Royale The Chocolaterian, 2004 Atwood Ave Madison WI An afternoon of comedic diversion with music by 17th-century Venetian composers and a story of gamblers who put their cards, coins and hearts on the table. Free admission; donation welcome. FB event
  • 09/08/13 Su 12:30pm Casino Royale Chazen Museum of Art/Wisconsin Public Radio Madison WI An afternoon of comedic diversion with music by 17th-century Venetian composers and a story of gamblers who put their cards, coins and hearts on the table–narrated by radio host Lori Skelton. This performance is part of WPR’s “Sunday Afternoon from the Chazen” concert series. Free admission. FB event
  • 01/18/14 Sa 7:30pm A British Winter The Chocolaterian Cafe, 2004 Atwood Ave Madison WI Medieval and Renaissance choral music of the Christmas story by British composers. Works by Byrd, Fayrfax, Phillips, Tallis, Tomkins, Tye and more. Free admission. FB event
  • 01/19/14 Su 4:00pm A British Winter Gates of Heaven, 302 E Gorham St. Madison WI Medieval and Renaissance choral music of the Christmas story by British composers. Works by Byrd, Fayrfax, Phillips, Tallis, Tomkins, Tye and more. $15/$10 students. FB event
  • 12/13/14 Sa 7:30pm An English Holiday Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 S. High St Chippewa Falls WI Medieval and Renaissance choral music of the Christmas story by British composers. Works by Byrd, Fayrfax, Phillips, Tallis, Tomkins, Tye and more. FB event
  • 05/22/15 F 7:30pm Music: The Miracle Medicine Wisconsin Institute For Discovery Madison WI Rediscover the integral role of music as the restorer of health in the early days of medical science during the medieval and renaissance periods. Tickets: $15/$10 students.FB event
  • 07/05/15 Su 12:30pm Music: The Miracle Medicine Chazen Museum of Art Madison WI Rediscover the integral role of music as the restorer of health in the early days of medical science during the medieval and renaissance periods. Free admission.FB event