About Us

Melos Choir and Period Instrumental Ensemble performs music from the 12th to the 18th centuries using historically informed period performance practices, with programming that sheds light on the developments in western music and culture through those centuries. Along with that activity are two ensuing missions: developing skilled voices and instrumentalists that tackle challenging and rarely heard music, and being an educational resource for early music and history within the Kingston area to both adults and youth. Director Holly Gwynne-Timothy hopes to see Kingston become a centre for early music, with its historic, academic and cultural appeal as well as its ideal location between the active early music scenes of Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa.