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

ANNOUNCING THE VDGS 3RD COAST PLAY-DAYS FOR 2018-2019
(Sundays, 1 – 4:30 pm)

September 16, 2018 (2PM Start)
A440 Viols will be Provided
Covenant Presbyterian Church
2012 W. Dickens Ave., Chicago, IL
Chicago ARS, Host
Lisette Kielson & Phillip Serna, directors
http://bit.ly/ChicagoARSVdGS3rdCoast9_16_2018

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 Events

SUNDAY OCTOBER 14, 2018 9-11AM & 12:30-2:30PM – MILWAUKEE VIOLA DA GAMBA MINI-WORKSHOP & PLAY-DAY

In conjunction with October 13th Concord Chamber Orchestra Dolmetsch & Abel program and the October 14th Early Music Now Telemann Viol Fantasia fundraiser, the VdGS 3rd Coast‘s Phillip Serna is organizing a coached mini-workshop & play-day in Milwaukee October 14th…continue reading…

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…