Oregon Renaissance Band

Sounds of the Reformation: Music of Martin Luther and his Contemporaries.

Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at 7:30pm at St. James Lutheran Church, 1315 SW Park Ave. in Portland AND Sunday, October 15th, 2017 at 2:30pm at the Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St. SE in Salem. Directed by Gayle and Phil Neuman, the 13 member ensemble will perform original hymns by Luther and settings by Othmayr, Walther, Raselius, Praetorius and more. Instruments will include recorders, violin, viols, dulcian, shawms, krummhorns, racketts, and voices.  Also music by contemporaries Heinrich Isaac, Josquin des Prez and Henry VIII, with whom Luther corresponded. Hope to see you there!


“Carolan’s Dream: An Early Celtic New Year with The Oregon Renaissance Band.

Saturday, December 30th, 2017 at 7:30pm AND Sunday, December 31st at 3:00pm, both concerts will be at the Community Music Center, 3350 SE Francis St., Portland.  Bagpipes, shawms, recorders, violin, viols, sackbutts, krummhorns, racketts, voices and more!  Music by Turlough O’Carolan, John Playford, and Anonymous.

ORB goes Hollywood!

Gayle and Phil Neuman recorded music on ancient instruments including kithara and kroupezon for the Paramount/MGM movie “Ben Hur,” which premiered in 2016.  Check out the credits!

Members of the Oregon Renaissance Band (Daphne Clifton, Lori Fitch, Gayle and Phil Neuman) appear in the recent movie “Buddymoon” directed by Alex Simmons, starring David Giuntolli (Grimm) and Flula Borg.  The group appears somewhat unexpectedly in the ‘wilds’ of Mt. Hood playing 2 pieces by Anthony Holborne on recorders.  It premiered in July of 2016.  The film, which also stars Claire Coffee, Jeanne Syquia, and Brian T. Finney, is distributed by Orion, and is available on Itunes.