For Ye Violls
A consortium of musicians who gather to play a broad spectrum of early music from Machaut to Rameau.
early music, Machaut, Rameau, Baroque, music, music workshop, concert, historically informed performance, performance, art, new mexico, period instruments, instruments, santa fe music, music event, santa fe
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For Ye Violls


An intensive weekend workshop for viol players at all levels in Albuquerque, NM

March 23 – 26, 2023.

We are now at full enrollment, but do send in a registration form without the deposit if you’d like to get on our wait list, and we’ll let you know if a spot opens up for you.

For Ye Violls 2023 will be an intimate four-day weekend for viol players at all levels featuring five-and six part consort music from England, Flanders, and Italy. The workshop’s three instructors—Wendy Gillespie, Larry Lipnik, and Mary Springfels—are among the most outstanding coaches in the field. Each tutor has chosen a repertoire. There will be six formal sessions, plus a final reading and faculty concert. There will be free time each afternoon for an extra drop-in class, siesta, or sightseeing.

Workshop topics include:


Flemish masters: From Josquin des Prez to Giaches deWert (taught by Mary Springfels)

Have you driven a Ward lately? Consort music of Jacobean composer John Ward (taught by Wendy Gillespie)

A lieta vita: Giovanni Gastoldi, Thomas Morley, and the anglici-zation of the Italian madrigal (taught by Larry Lipnik)


The workshop venue is the Norbertine Retreat Center in Albuquerque, NM. This pastoral site, just minutes from Albuquerque Airport (ABQ), features modern amenities with comfortable rooms, most with private baths.


For more information, see the attached PDFs below.


All participants must present proof of full vaccination for Covid as per CDC protocols. Masks must be worn indoors for all activities except meals, as required by our hosts at the Norbertine Abbey.

Please print and return the registration form (registration page only) with a non-refundable deposit of $100.

Registrations must be received by January 21, 2023.