About

The Viola da Gamba Society 3rd Coast is an organization dedicated to the support of activities relating to the viol in the Chicago area and surrounding region. We are a chapter of the Viola da Gamba Society of America. Our society is made up of passionate performers, enthusiasts, and advocates of the viol. In addition to sponsored play-ins, we hold regular workshops with distinguished faculty of internationally recognized performers and scholars. To find out more about the Viola da Gamba Society of America, visit http://www.vdgsa.org/.

Upcoming Play-Days

ANNOUNCEMENT – DUE TO ONGOING CONCERNS ABOUT THE COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, OUR VdGS 3rd COAST MARCH 22nd PLAY-DAY IS CANCELLED

Due to ongoing concerns about the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic, the Viola da Gamba Society 3rd Coast is CANCELLING OUR MARCH 22nd PLAY-DAY, effective immediately. As the situation develops we will notify our membership about changes to the April play-date, currently on hold.

We know these are extraordinary times we live in. Please practice social distancing, stay home if you can, wash your hands often, play & listen to viol music & consider hiring a viol performer & teacher for online lessons during this difficult time as many of them are out of work & will be struggling for income. YOU are our viola da gamba family. Look after yourselves & your loved ones. Be safe. We’re all in this together. 

– Your VdGS 3rd Coast Board

Upcoming Workshops

REGISTRATION IS OPEN: FRIDAY-SUNDAY MAY 31-JUNE 2, 2019 – UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-WHITEWATER

The Viola da Gamba Society 3rd Coast is pleased to continue our partnership with the Whitewater Early Music Festival in May 2019! The festival features fantastic line up of some of the best Early Music teachers in all the US – led by viola da gamba faculty Kate Shuldiner with special guests Julie Elhard & Joanna Blendulf as Phillip Serna works with Beginner Viols… continue reading…