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

THE NEXT VDGS 3RD COAST PLAY-DAY
(Sundays, 1 – 4:30 pm)

March 17, 2019
Chicago Celloworks
1406 Greenleaf St, Evanston, IL
Russell & P.J. Wagner, Hosts

If you would like to attend one of our play dates, please RSVP with your name and which viols you are bringing to info@vdgs3rdcoast.org before the play date…continue reading…

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! Organized by the Oak Park Recorder School, 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 & special guests Julie Elhard and Joanna Blendulfcontinue reading…