Upcoming Early Music Concerts:

Friday and Saturday, October 24th & 25th, 7:30pm, 2014: Musica Maestrale presents Cascadia Loud Band. 
Location: Community Music Center, 3350 SE Francis, Portland.  The new Cascadia Loud Band plays on a quartet of shawms, as well as 2 shawms and 2 sackbutts, bagpipes, schreierpfeiffen, and recorders.  Music of England; composers include Thomas Campion, William Byrd, and many others.  Musicians:  Brandon Labadie, Laura Kuhlman, Gayle Neuman, and Phil Neuman.  Admission $15 and $12.   

Friday, Dec. 26th, Saturday, Dec. 27th, and Sunday, Dec. 28th,  2014: Oregon Renaissance Band Christmas/New Years Concerts: 
"Nowell syng we"  A program of early Christmas, New Years and Winter themed early music on voices and period instruments. Music of England, Ireland, Germany, Spain - composers include Tomás Luis de Victoria, Cristóbal de Morales, Michael Praetorius, and Turlough O' Carolan.  Admission: $15 general and $12 students, seniors and EMGO members.  Tickets are available only at the door.

- 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, 3pm, Community Music Center, 3350 SE Francis St., Portland, OR.

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.