Viola da Gamba Society New England - Silbiger Grant
The VdGS-NE is pleased to invite applications for its 19th annual Gian Lyman Silbiger Grant.

Click Here for the Application Form.

Please Complete the Application and Mail to: Jane Hershey
VdGS-NE
P.O. Box 192
Belmont MA  02478

Applications for the 2014-2015 season are due by May 1, 2014, with notice of the Selection Committee’s decisions by July 1, 2014.

The Viola da Gamba Society--New England Gian Lyman Silbiger Grant is a competitive award which supports New England viol players and vocal ensembles who wish to present music appropriate for viol consort and voices. The grant is available to churches, synagogues, small choruses and ensembles eager to explore this beautiful repertoire in a service or public concert setting. Applicants may include a variety of repertoire, but with a minimum of three viol players and one vocal soloist.

The matching 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.

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 secretary@vdgsne.org.

For more information about applying to the Gian Lyman Silbiger Grant, contact Jane Hershey at SilbigerGrant@vdgsne.org or by phone 603-899-5036.


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