Upcoming Early Music Concerts:

Saturday, August 2nd, 3:00pm, 2014: Cascadia Loud Band and the ORB Singers will perform a house concert in Oregon City.  
A selection of wine and dessert will be served.  The new Cascadia Loud Band plays on a quartet of shawms, as well as 2 shawms and 2 sackbutts, schreierpfeiffen, and recorders.  The ORB Singers will sing a selection of acappella pieces from England, France, and Italy.  Musicians: Brandon Labadie, Laura Kuhlman, Gayle Neuman, Cindy Markham, Ben Fitch, and Phil Neuman.  Admission $25, reservations required; e-mail pneumantartold@gmail.com for reservations.  

Friday, Dec. 26th, Saturday, Dec. 27th, and Sunday, Dec. 28th,  2014: Oregon Renaissance Band Christmas/New Years Concerts: 
A program of early Christmas, New Years and Winter themed early music on voices and period instruments. 

- Friday, Dec. 26th, 7:30pm, Community Music Center, 3350 SE Francis St., Portland, OR
- Saturday, Dec. 27th, 7:30pm, Community Music Center, 3350 SE Francis St., Portland, OR.
Sunday, Dec. 28th, 3 or 4pm, location TBA.

12 musicians will perform music on violin, lute, sackbutts, recorders, cornamusen, krummhorns, bagpipes, racketts, tartold, spinettino, tabor, and voices.  Musicians: David Bryan, Andy Harris, Daphne Clifton, Lori Fitch, Polly Gibson, Cindy Markham, Ben Fitch, Kathryn Richer, Hideki Yamaya, Sharon Cheney, Phil Neuman, and Gayle Neuman.  

The Oregon Renaissance Band
, celebrating its 23rd year, specializes in the performance of 16th and early 17th century repertoire on historical instruments.  They have appeared on NPR's Performance Today and performed at the Regensburg Early Music Festival in Germany.
Their new CD "Now make we joye," featuring Renaissance Christmas and other celebratory music has just been released, and their earlier CD "Carnevale!," featuring Italian carnival songs and other festive pieces, is in its second pressing.  Many of the instruments played by members of ORB are built by the performers themselves after museum originals.  Members include David Bryan, Sharon Cheney, Daphne Clifton, Ben Fitch, Lori Fitch, Polly Gibson, Andrew Harris, Cindy Markham, Gayle Neuman, Phil Neuman, Kathryn Richer, and Hideki Yamaya.