Resources

Digital offerings from area viol players

During the pandemic many performers have been exploring the world of digital content in order to keep performing. This page features both full length performances and YouTube videos. Concert by Lyricle James Peretta, viol and Ashley Mulcahey voice perform their own arrangements of Italian Madrigals. Concert by Seven Times Salt Our friends at Seven Times […]

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It’s time to renew your membership for the 2020-2021 year

Once again it is time to renew your membership in the VdGS-NE.  The year ahead will bring unknown challenges along with some we are all too familiar with, and we will need your support to be sure the sound of the gamba continues in our area. All memberships begin September 1, so please take this opportunity […]

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COVID-19 consort resources

One of the gravest consequences of COVID-19 on our lives as viol players is that it is much harder for us to gather and play consorts together or even have in person lessons with our teachers. To help fill that gap, a number of professional players here and abroad have been making web resources to […]

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2020-2021 Gian Lyman Silbiger Grant Revised Deadline

Due to the upheavals from COVID-19 and the uncertainty around next season, the Silbiger Grant committee is extending the deadline for applications for the 2020-2021 season to September 1, 2020 with notification by October 1. Performances may be held any time through the end of 2021.

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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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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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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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