Viola da Gamba Society-Pacifica




About the Chapter

The Viola da Gamba Society-Pacifica, a chapter of the Viola da Gamba Society of America, is an association of viol enthusiasts in the San Francisco Bay Area. We enjoy playing chamber music of the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries (as well as some contemporary music) from England, France, Italy and Germany on treble, tenor and bass viols. Members include novice to advanced players, instrument makers, teachers and performers.



Membership Activities/Benefits

  • Monthly Saturday meetings for playing in ensembles with players of similar ability and coached by leading professional players. We meet on the 2nd Saturday of the month (Sep-Jan, Mar-Jun), in El Cerrito. The class and coached ensemble time is from 9 a.m. to noon, then we have our bag lunches and uncoached ensemble playing in the afternoon.
  • Monthly Gamba News newsletter, September through June.
  • Viol rental program. For information on currently available instruments and rates, contact Lynn Lipetzky.
  • Referrals to local viol teachers.
  • Cost of a normal membership is $45 per year, a student membership is $15 per year, and a household membership is $55 per year, all of which includes attendance at the monthly consort meetings and the chapter's email announcements and monthly newsletter. A $15 non-playing membership includes the email announcements and monthly newsletter only.
  • To join or for more information, please fill out the membership form or email the Chapter.


Chapter Monthly Meetings, 2017-2018

DateCoachTopics
September 9,
2017
Adiaha MacAdam-Somer Changing of seasons; exploring patterns in music
October 14,
2017
David MorrisTBD
November 11,
2017
Mary SpringfelsTBD
December 19,
2017
Frances BlakerTBD
January 13,
2018
Shira KammenTBD
February, Date TBD
2018
Stanford Workshop Classes TBA
March 10,
2018
Marie SzutsTBD
April 14,
2018
Julie JeffreyTBD
May 12,
2018
Yukimi KambeTBD
June 9,
2018
Annual Bash!.

Chapter Monthly Meetings, 2012-2017

Other Gamba Workshops

October 19-23,
2017
Annual Workshop of the VdGS - Southern Arizona ChapterViola da Gamba Society--Southern Arizona
July 22-29,
2018
2017 VdGSA Conclave at Miami University, Oxford, OhioViola da Gamba Society of America
August 5-11 (tentative),
2018
Viols West Workshop, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CaliforniaViols West Workshop

Chapter Officers and Board Members, 2016-2018

President, Play Day Consort CoordinatorCindi Olwell
Vice PresidentRicardo Hofer
Secretary"Open"
Treasurer, Membership List Manager, VdGSA RepresentativeEllen Fisher
Newsletter EditorSue Jones
VdGSA RepresentativeCarolyn Butler
Instrument Rental Program CoordinatorLynn Lipetzky
Viols West CoordinatorMelita Denny
Coaching LiaisonAlice Benedict
WebmasterRose Miller
Past PresidentDalton Cantey
Member at LargePeter Ballinger
Member at LargeJohn Dornenburg
Member at LargeRobin Easterbrook
Member at LargeMary Elliott
Member at LargeStuart Elliott
Member at LargeEllen Farwell
Member at LargeJulie Jeffrey
Member at LargeElisabeth Reed



Chapter Classifieds

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Early Music Links


Viola da Gamba Society-Pacifica is an affiliate
of the San Francisco Early Music Society

For further information, contact our chapter president: Cindi Olwell.
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