– Check out the Switzerland Workshop 2019 page! Hope you can join us in August 2019 on the banks of Lake Constance.

– “O’Carolan’s Harp” Oregon Renaissance Band Early Celtic New Year with special guest harpist Laura Zaerr and bodhranist Dan Stueber: 2 performances – Saturday, December 29th at 7:30pm AND Sunday, December 30th at 3:00pm. Location: Community Music Center, 3350 SE Francis, Portland. Admission at the door only: $15 general and $12 students, seniors, and EMGO members.  Fifteen of the northwest’s finest renaissance musicians will play a new program featuring some of Turlough O’Carolan’s best loved works along with other favorites and new pieces performed on a wide selection of early instruments including harp, violin, viols, recorders, sackbutts, bagpipes, krummhorns, racketts, tartold, and percussion.


  • “Sack and Sackbutts” Early music in praise of wine with musicians from The Oregon Renaissance Band.  Sunday, February 3rd, 2019, 3:00pm at a stunning NW Portland home.  Part of the “Dinner with Friends” series of Friends of Chamber Music.  See www.focm.org for details.
  • Renaissance Collective”  30+ early musicians play works of Praetorius, Hassler and Vivaldi for voices, recorders, strings and reeds.  Conducted by Laura Kuhlman, Gayle Neuman, and Phil Neuman.  Saturday, February 9, 2019, evening, at Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215, AND Sunday, February 10, 2019 in the afternoon at Mary’s Woods just south of Lake Oswego on Highway 43.

ORB goes Hollywood!

Gayle and Phil Neuman recorded music on ancient instruments including kithara and kroupezon for the recent Paramount/MGM movie “Ben-Hur.” 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 (A Million Little Things) and Flula Borg.  The group appears somewhat unexpectedly in the ‘wilds’ of Mt. Hood playing 2 pieces by Anthony Holborne on recorders.  The film, which also stars Claire Coffee, Jeanne Syquia, and Brian T. Finney, is distributed by Orion, and is available on Itunes.