grant pays a total of
$600 (six hundred dollars) for the viol players and an additional $100
for the viol player/organizer. The sponsoring organization must pledge
a minimum of an additional $30 per player. The duties of the
viol/player organizer are described on the application form.
The Selection Committee emphasizes the following guidelines:
Previous recipients include:
Trinity Episcopal Church, Lime Rock, CT (Weelkes, Tomkins, Mico &
Gibbons), Temple Beth David,Westwood, MA (Salamone Rossi), Church of
Our Saviour, Milford NH (Byrd, Gibbons, Tallis), First Parish in
Framingham MA (Byrd), Saint Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church, Blue
Hill ME (Ferrabosco, Tye, Byrd), and Saint Paul's Episcopal Church,
Natick MA (Schutz Christmas Oratorio).
The grant commemorates the life and work of Gian Lyman Silbiger, viol player, teacher, composer and organist, who taught at the Longy School of Music, McGill University, and Brandeis University in the 1960's and 1970's and also served as the President of the Viola da Gamba Society of America. The grant is supported entirely by VdGS-NE members and friends. Tax deductible contributions are gratefully accepted. Please send to the Treasurer, Viola da Gamba Society New England, PO Box 192, Belmont, MA 02478.
Applying for the Silbiger Grant:
The Silbiger Grant is awarded yearly on an academic year schedule. The application for the 2016-2017 season may be found HERE. The general call for applications is Feb. 1, 2016, withe a deadline of May 1. Notification from the Silbiger Grant Committee will be by July 1.
For further information about the VdGS-NE, including opportunities to learn to play the viola da gamba, please visit the chapter’s website at vdgsne.org.
To request a repertoire list of sacred music for voices and viols contact email@example.com.
For more information about applying for the Gian Lyman Silbiger Grant, contact Jane Hershey at SilbigerGrant@vdgsne.org or by phone 603-547-7837.
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