The Viola da Gamba Society 3rd Coast’s Concerts for the 2016-2017 Season

To Be Announced

The Viola da Gamba Society 3rd Coast’s Concerts for the 2015-2016 Season

VdGS 3rd Coast - Concert Banners MIni Nomine 5.29.2016

The Spirit of Gambo – a Chicago Consort of Viols presented a mini-concert of intimate In Nomine settings for 1-3 viols including music by Martha Bishop (b.1937), David Goldstein (1918 – 2003), and Thomas Tomkins (1572 – 1656).

VdGS 3rd Coast - The Third Coast Viols in Concert: In Nomine - Viol Consorts from Taverner to Purcell & Beyond

The Third Coast Viols performed a rich and diverse program featuring music by Taverner, Tye, Tallis, Byrd, Picforth, Ferrabosco, Gibbons, Jenkins, Lawes & Purcell alongside contemporary works by Martha Bishop, and the premiere of the Fantasy á4 on “In Nomine” (2015) by Will Ayton.

VdGS 3rd Coast – Special Benefit Concert: The Nymphs of the Rhine

Thanks to the Viola da Gamba Society of America (VdGSA)‘s Consort Loan Program, Phillip Serna partnered with Naperville North High School orchestra director Dana Green to start a viol consort program in Chicago’s western suburbs. In an effort to engage the community, raise awareness about that work in schools, the Viola da Gamba Society 3rd Coast (VdGS Third Coast), New Comma Baroque‘s Phillip Serna, the Naperville North High School Department of Music, and Grounds for Hope Café at Trinity Lutheran Church presented a benefit concert to raise money to purchase viols showcasing viol players from across the Midwest – and indeed the country – in an ambitious marathon of Johannes Schenck’s complete ‘Nymphs of the Rhine’ – Le Nymphe di Rheno, Op.8 for 2 Bass Viols.

Performers: Mary Anne Ballard (Baltimore Consort, Galileo’s Daughters, et al), Russell Bookout, James Lambert (Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Catacoustic Consort), Eric Miller (Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble), Gail Ann Schroeder (Baroque and Beyond, Columbia Baroque, et al), & Phillip Serna (New Comma Baroque, Black Tulip, et al), bass viols

For more information on viola da gamba activities in greater Chicago-land, please visit For more information on the Grounds for Hope Café at Trinity Lutheran Church, visit

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The Viola da Gamba Society 3rd Coast is a chapter of the Viola da Gamba Society of America. For more information on the viola da gamba, visit the VdGSA's web site.

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