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 Events

COMING APRIL 2019 – THE VDGS 3rd COAST SPRING FLING 2019

The Viola da Gamba Society 3rd Coast will be presenting a sequel event to March Viols Madness 2018 with our Spring Fling 2019 – a venue for all members and their ensembles to perform a musical offering in a low-stress, supportive environment. Is it an open mic, musicale, salon, recital, dress rehearsal?…continue reading…

Upcoming Workshops

SAVE THE DATE: 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…