Early Music in Columbus is a series dedicated to the music of the medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods.

We present exceptional music, much of which audiences may have never experienced before. Our performances are powerful and moving, with some of the finest early music artists in the world presented each season. We bring the past to life for audiences throughout central Ohio.

The Friends of Early Music, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has made a significant contribution to the cultural life of Columbus, Ohio. Through this concert series, we bring a unique cultural experience to audiences and diversify the musical offerings of our city.


The Early Music in Columbus concert series was established in 1980 and is co-sponsored by the Capital University Conservatory of Music and The Friends of Early Music, Inc.

We produce six or more concerts each year, bringing in local, national, and international artists who specialize in music written before 1800. You will find our performances at some of the finest historical sites and venues in Columbus, including Mees Hall, First Congregational Church, The Drexel Theatre, The Southern Theatre, the Pontifical College Josephinum, The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, and St. Joseph Cathedral.

Our Mission

To cultivate, foster, sponsor, and develop knowledge, love, and appreciation of early music among all members of the community.