Viola da Gamba Society - New England

The Viola da Gamba Society - New England is a chapter of the Viola da Gamba Society of America (VdGSA). It supports the aims of the VdGSA, with special attention to viola da gamba activities in New England. These aims are to promote interest in the Viola da Gamba through educational and artistic programs such as workshops, lectures, master classes, and concerts. Read More ▶︎︎
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Announcing the Martha Davidson Scholarship Fund

The board members of the Viola da Gamba Society - New England all feel that this fiscal year would be a good time to show our appreciation for the current recording/corresponding secretary, Martha Davison. It is high time that Martha be recognized for all that she has done, and continues to do, to support and promote viol playing in New England and beyond.

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2020 Silbiger Grant Concert

The 2020 Silbiger Grant concert takes place March 13 and 14 in Boston and Providence. The Schola Cantorum of Boston under the direction of Frederick Jodry will be joined by a group of Renaissance viols led by Sarah Mead.

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Resources

Viol Classes and Instrument Rentals at Powers Music School

Powers Music School, founded by VdGS-NE founder Ellen Powers, remains a center for Boston area viol activities, offering both private lessons and coached consorts with Jane Hershey. Several classes meet weekly during the year at various levels including consorts for experienced players, and and an ensemble skills class for those who want development in the […]

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past workshop

VdGS-NE Fall Workshop 2018

The  Fall 2018 workshop took place on Saturday, November 3, at Brandeis University. In the workshop, entitled “This is the Record of Orlando: Verse Anthems and Consort Songs,” music director Sheila Beardslee lead participants through verse anthems of Gibbons and his contemporaries.

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Announcing the 2019 Silbiger Grant recipient

The VdGS-NE Silbiger Committee is proud to announce that the 2018-2019 Silbiger Grant has been awarded to Emmanuel Church of Boston, for an April. 14, 2019 Palm Sunday 11:00am service. The Emmanuel Church’s professional choir is directed by Ryan Turner, and the viol player/organizer for the service is Laura Jeppesen. The music will be selections […]

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2018 Silbiger Grant Performance

On Tuesday, July 10, the VdGS-NE helped present This Cross Upon My Breast, the 2018 Silbiger Grant performance.  Joshua Garvey, with a viol consort assembled by Hannah Davidson, performed works by Dowland and gave the New England premiere of John Harbison’s The Cross of Snow. A review of the performance follows.

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