Past Events

2018-19 Workshop season!

Saturday, September 29, 2018
Ros Morley
Family Affairs
Examining the work of different generations of composers from the same family can often give us a special glimpse into important stylistic shifts or fashions.  Among the musical dynasties in the 16th and 17th centuries are several who wrote music specifically for viols (or for strings in general) and whose music is wonderful to play.  This workshop will investigate the music of several pairs of family members such as the Venetian uncle and nephew, Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli,  and two dynasties whose members worked in both Italy and England, father and son, Ferrabosco I and II, and cousins Giovanni and Jerome Bassano.

Saturday, November 10, 2018:
Mary Springfels
Music for Elizabethan homes and chapels, including pieces by Thomas Tallis and Robert Parsons.  Apt for viols and voices, if anyone cares to sing.

Saturday, February 9, 2019    POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER
We will include this workshop in our 2019-20 season.
Larry Lipnik
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Portland, OR
ALL YE THAT JOY IN WAILING: Michael East, Thomas Morley and the anglicization of the Italian madrigal.
Explore vocal and instrumental works along with their Italian models for contrast and comparison.  Works by Morley, East, Mico, Monteverdi, Nanino, Giovannelli, Marenzio and others.Repertoire to include:
Gastoldi, Ove tra l’herb’ e i fiori // Morley, Hard by a crystal fountain
Nanino, Morir non puo // East, All ye that joy in wailing
Giovannelli, Morirò di dolor // Morley, For very grief I die
Monteverdi, La trà’l sangue // Mico, Fantasia “Latral”
Marenzio, O merry world (Italian Madrigals Englished)

Saturday, March 30, 2019:
Tina Chancey
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Portland, OR
I LOVE LUCETTE: Music of Renaissance France
A morning of delightful polyphonic chansons from the French secular theater, and an afternoon of French consort music by Le Jeune, D’Estrée, Moderne and du Carroy. All levels welcome.

Saturday, June 1, 2019:
Lee Inman
Overthinking the bow

Overuse of comfortable bowing habits can mean that we narrow our options for more varied musical expression. Being more aware about how we choose to use the bow will likely enhance the musical experience for everyone. In this workshop, we’ll investigate the range of choices available to us.


2017-2018 Season

Saturday, May 5, 2018:
Shira Kammen
2 – 5 part settings of the popular basse-danse tune La Spagna
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Portland, OR

Saturday, March 10, 2018:
Joanna Blendulf
Consort music of Anthony Holborne and William Brade
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Portland, OR

Saturday, January 20, 2018:
Wendy Gillespie
Music of Lassus, Ferrabosco I, based on the plainchant ‘Da pacem Domine’
Willamette University
Salem, OR

Saturday, November 11 2017:
John Mark Rozendaal
Tenorlieder of Ludwig Senfl
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Portland, OR

Saturday, September 23, 2017:
Ros Morley
Black and Whites: music of John Black, Roberty White and William White
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Portland, OR

2016-2017 Season

Saturday, May 13, 2017:
Joanna Blendulf
Hassler Madrigals on Viols
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Portland, OR

Saturday, March 4, 2017:
Joanna Blendulf
Madrigals and Consort music of Ferrabosco the Elder and His Contemporaries
Grace Lutheran Church
Eugene, OR

Saturday, January 14, 2017:
Catharina Meints — Technique and In Nomine Workshop
Technical teachings: right hand, left hand Practice pointers. Cantus firmus of Gloria Tibi Trinitus in In Nomine. Pre-rehearsed consorts.
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Portland, OR

Saturday, November 12, 2016:
Pat O’Scannell
Full of Sound and Fury: Music of Shakespeare’s plays
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Portland, OR

Saturday, September 17, 2016:
Tina Chancey and John Mark Rozendaal – Music of the French Renaissance
Cancelled due to illness.
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Portland, OR

2015-2016 Season

Saturday, May 2, 2016:
Kerry McCarthy
Singer and scholar and four singers: four voice William Byrd’s Ave verum corpus
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Portland, OR

Saturday, March 20, 2016:
Lee Inman
Dowland’s Lachrimae with Lutenist Hideki
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Portland, OR

Saturday, January 9, 2016:
Josh Lee
Improvisations over a bass line
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Portland, OR

Saturday, October 17, 2015:
Sarah Mead
Modes and Moods, short pieces in various modes also included recorders
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Portland, OR

Saturday, September 19, 2015:
Joanna Blendulf
Suite by Thomas Simpspon,John Ward, Weelkes Thoralis and William White
Eugene, OR

Saturday, May 2, 2015:
Wendy Gilespie
In Nomine by Picforth, La Spagna A. Nonny Mouse
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Portland, OR