Registration is now open for our Fall Workshop with esteemed teacher John Mark Rozendaal (Trio Settecento, Repast, Sonnambula, Viola da Gamba Dojo) on here. at Catholic University in DC. You can read more about Mr. Rozendaal
The theme will be an "In Nomine Day". In Nomines are typically consort pieces for four or five instruments, especially consorts of viols. One instrument plays the theme through as a cantus firmus with each note lasting one or even two measures; usually this is the second part from the top. The other parts play more complex lines, often in imitative counterpoint.
All levels encouraged to attend, including beginners! You must pre-register for this event by responding to this email or by mail.
The Catholic University of America,
620 Michigan Ave., NE
Washington DC 20064
Campus map: http://www.cua.edu/res/docs/cuamap.pdf
Metro: Red Line, Brookland/CUA stop
Street parking on Harewood Rd free on Sundays
In Nomines (simple) small groups
Lunch (pack your own or visit the Student Union, about $12)
In Nomines (more complex) small groups
Large group session (Sanctus and Agnus Dei from the Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas and the Purcell à7)
Pack up, clean up
To register for the workshop:
1) Reply to this notice by . Please tell us what size viols you are planning to bring, what clefs you can read, and indicate your skill-level in sight-reading: Advanced, Intermediate, or Beginner.
2) If you have not yet joined VdGS/GWB, or need to renew your dues, please do so. You can pay your dues at the meeting, or mail to VdGSGWB/Amy Domingues, 3133 7th ST N, Arlington, VA, 22201. Annual dues are $20/$10 (students and those of limited means.) If you aren’t sure whether you are paid up, feel free to ask! Please make checks payable to Amy Domingues/VdGS-GWB
3) The registration fee for this event is $55 regular /$35 (students and those of limited means.) Check by mail to the address above (preferred), or cash at the door.
Registration deadline is
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Sept. 16, 2011
The VdGS-Greater Washington-Baltimore chapter is pleased to announce an all-day
workshop, Music à la Mode: how the composer's choice of mode defines
the affect of the music, with Sarah Mead (Brandeis Early Music
director). If you have not had the opportunity to learn from Sarah at a
past Conclave or other music workshop, now is your chance! If you HAVE
had the pleasure of working with her, you already know you're in for a treat! Sarah brings her vast knowledge of
Medieval and Renaissance music theory to our workshop to help us understand the
way composers used modes to convey meaning in choral and viol repertoire.
Our local teachers John Moran (Peabody/Rebel Baroque) and Tina Chancey
(Hesperus) will also be assisting.
9:30 - 10:00 - coffee and intro to 16th-century modes and humours
10:00 -11:00 - Participatory demo of music in the four principal modes
11:15 - 12:30 - First consort class (focus on modes I & V), and beginners class
12:30 - 1:30 - Lunch (please bring a bag lunch)
1:30 - 2:45 - Second consort class (focus on modes III & VII)
3:00 - 4:15
- open coaching of pre-formed groups, or solos if time permits
4:15 - 5:00 - Participatory demo on humour and affect
VIOL PETTING ZOO---Saturday, July 9, 2011
The Greater Washington-Baltimore Chapter of the Viola da Gamba Society of America presents a Viol Petting Zoo!
Quaver Viol Consort presents Nature & Fantasy: A Viol Portrait, a concert of music for viola da gamba quartet at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC in honor of the exhibition Arcimboldo, 1526-1593: Nature and Fantasy
Nature and Fantasy: A Viol Portrait
November 17, 2010
National Gallery of Art
401 Constitution Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20004
Quaver will play a program of lush and engaging music that captures some of the quirky beauty of the work of Renaissance Italian painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo, famous for his bizarrely imaginative portraits comprised of fruits, vegetables and flowers. The program will feature works by Renaissance Italian and English composers Giovanni Paolo Cima and John Dowland, modern composers Astor Piazzolla and Zachary Wadsworth, and singer Sheryl Crow.
Quaver, founded in 2008 by Loren Ludwig (bass and treble viol), Marie Dalby (treble viol), Brady Lanier (bass viol), and Tobi Szuts (tenor viol), plays exciting music, new and old, in ways that engage the eclectic sensibilities of the iPod era. Our concerts bring together music ranging from Petrucci to Purcell, Shostakovich to Cole Porter. We draw on the traditional viol consort repertory to seek points of contact between its rich polyphonic heritage and contemporary musical aesthetics: sixteenth-century pavans and fantasias are paired with recent polyphonic music from performers such as the rock band Radiohead, the electronica ensemble Ratatat, and composers Astor Piazzolla, Gyorgy Ligeti, and others.
Quaver has just released its eponymous debut CD. Sound clips can be heard on the group’s website: www.quaver.org.
September 12, 2010
The VdGS-Greater Washington Baltimore chapter is pleased to announce an all-day workshop, Creative Bowing with Sarah Cunningham. We are also excited to present vendors for all your viol music and instrument needs! Dan Rippe of Ripmeister Publications and Anthony Allen of Boulder Early Music will be on hand with a wide array of sheet music and several of Charlie Ogle's budget-friendly viols! Tina Chancey will also coach a beginners' session in conjunction with Sarah's consort coaching.
VIOL PETTING ZOO
In conjunction with the 2010 Washington Early Music Festival, and the
June 13-19, 2010 Virginia Baroque Performance Workshop
ANNOUNCEMENT: The Virginia Baroque Performance Workshop (June 13-19, 2010) The faculty are exceptional, it's basically a friendly 5-day intensive with masterclasses and ensemble coaching. It's a great chance for people to work on improving their playing skills. We are full for harpsichord, but still have some space for gamba or cello.
There is some scholarship assistance available.
Here is the link: www.emu.edu/bach/baroque ,posted 19 minutes agoApr 9, 2010 8:44 AM by Viola daGamba [ updated 11 minutes agoApr 9, 2010 8:52 AM ]
At the 2009 VdGSA Conclave in Chicago, Amy Domingues and Heather Spence began the process of re-activating a local chapter of the VdGSA. The VdGSA asked Tina Chancy to serve as liaison to the national board, and this group convened a nine-member planning committee to help launch the chapter, which includes: John Moran, Jessica Powell, Cathy Blank, Leslie Nero, Coco Simon, and Doug Wolters, in addition to Amy, Heather and Tina.
Initially, most chapter activities will take place in and around Washington and Baltimore. However, we’d like viol players from VA, MD, WV, and DE to consider yourselves as potential chapter members, and to organize viol activities in your own areas (as you may already be doing!)
COME TO OUR FIRST MEETING
The first chapter meeting will be held on on January 23, 2010 from 10am-12pm, at United Church (1920 G ST NW, Washington, DC, 20006, theunitedchurch.org.) There will be a short business meeting, consort reading, and snacks.
• Discounted member rates for workshops, ensemble coaching, master classes, and other activities
• On-line membership directory
• Use of the chapter’s web site to post classified ads such as instruments for sale and rent
• Option to list items on the chapter's on-line events calendar
• Access to a sheet music library which the planning committee is in the process of organizing
• The satisfaction of helping raise the profile of the viola da gamba in our area.
• As a thanks for joining, we will give new members Al Folop’s latest edition of CONSORT SHEET MUSIC ON CD, thousands of pieces, indexed, easy to read, and ready to print!
We welcome you as members of the local chapter, whether or not you belong to the national VdGSA. To become a chapter member, please send a check for payment of dues to: Amy Domingues/VdGSGWB at 3133 Seventh St N, Arlington, VA 22201-2018. Please also note “Dues” in the memo line.
Dues are $20 per calendar year; $10 for students, retirees, and those of limited means. You decide what category you belong to. We also encourage chapter members to join the National VdGSA (www.vdgsa.org.)
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