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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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VdGS-NE Spring Workshop 2018

This year’s spring workshop took place at Brandeis University on Sunday, April 29. The theme of the workshop was “Music at the Württemberg Court and beyond” with directors, Anne Legêne and Karen Burciaga, members of Long and Away Consort of Viols. Local coordinators were Hannah Davidson and Alexandra Hawley. For a full description, see Workshop Flyer.

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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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A Bit of Recent VdGS-NE History: The Ferrabosco CD Project in 2002

The Ferrabosco Project The 2001-2002 season marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Viola da Gamba Society-New England. To celebrate the occasion the Society wanted a permanent memento, and decided a collaborative CD was appropriate. Founding member Bruce Bellingham suggested a subject for the CD, the complete four-part fantasias of Alfonso Ferrabosco II. 

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