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Currently
Now through January, 2019 The Orlando Gibbons Project 2018
Fundraising for "In Chains of Gold: Volume 2"
Volume 1 of "In Chains of Gold, the complete consort anthems of Orlando Gibbons" was released in 2017 to wide critical acclaim, and was voted "Critic's Choice" in Gramophone Magazine. The same "dream-team" of Magdalena Consort, Fretwork, and His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts will assemble in January 2019 to record a second volume, this time from the earlier period of consort anthems, including works by Byrd, Morley, Bull, Mundy, Hooper (an exciting new name!), and others. The recording project is expected to cost in the region of $50,000, and depends heavily on private donations.
Donations from the USA may be made via the VdGSA's Donations Page (please select "Other program" and note "Gibbons Project").
International donations may be through Crowdfunder UK.
Further info about the project: www.orlandogibbonsproject.com or click here for email address.
February 2019
February 28 - March 3, 2019 For Ye Violls
Immaculate Heart of Mary Retreat Center, Santa Fe, NM
An intimate four-day weekend workshop for viol players at all levels, featuring five-part consort repertoire from England, Germany, and Italy. Each class is limited to five players, with at least two classes each day one-to-a-part. Nine formal sessions, plus a final reading/performance in the retreat center's marvelous chapel. While the instrumental ensembles will be fixed for the weekend, every player will work with every instructor. Free time in the afternoon (extra class? siesta? sightseeing?), and after-dinner playing welcome to all. Pastoral site on Museum Hill, modern amenities with comfortable, spacious rooms, private baths, and seriously wonderful food to die for!
Faculty: Mary Springfels, David Morris, Larry Lipnik.
Further information from: website: www.SeverallFriends.org
Ken Perlow, Severall Friends, click here for email address.
May 2019
May 24 - 26, 2019 Young Players' Weekend
Camp Allen, Navasota, TX
A weekend workshop for young players of all ages and all ability levels. Three special sessions on mensural notation reading, madrigal texts for the music of Coprario, and the Beatles for viols. Coached consort playing, and a voluntary masterclass.
Faculty: Brent Wissick and Brady Lanier.
See the webpage (including a download link for the registration form). Or contact Pedro Funes, click here for email address.
July 2019
July 21 - 28, 2019 VdGSA Conclave
Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR
Start making your plans to attend the VdGSA "family reunion". More details posted here as they become available.
August, 2019
August 18 - 25, 2019 Irish Recorder and Viol Course
An GrianĂ¡n, Termonfechin, Ireland
A course designed for players of recorders, viols, and other early instruments, covering a wide repertoire from ancient to modern. Sessions include one-to-a-part groups, workshops, consort songs, trio sonatas, choir, large and small ensembles.
Faculty:
Ibi Aziz, Marion Doherty-Hayden, Pamela Flanagan, Emma Murphy, Philip Thorby.
Further information from: Mrs. Patricia Flanagan, website: www.irishrecorderandviolcourse.org. Click here for email address.