Spirit of Gambo - a Chicago Consort of Viols

  • Type of music played: Renaissance, Baroque
  • Type of Ensemble: Chamber ensemble
  • Number of players in group: 3-4
  • Fee range of programs: ask for a quote
State/Province where ensemble is based: 
IL
Name of performers in the ensemble and the instruments they play: 
Ken Perlow, treble, tenor and bass viols; Phillip W. Serna, treble, tenor, bass viols and violone; Russell Wagner, treble, tenor and bass viols
Paragraph about the ensemble: 
The Spirit of Gambo is a Chicago area viol consort featuring Ken Perlow, Phillip Serna and Russell Wagner. The Spirit of Gambo was formed in 2005 to address a growing deficiency of viol consort performers in the Midwest region, especially in the Chicago area. All being professional performers, the Spirit of Gambo are passionate advocates of the performance of music for early instruments, especially music composed for viols. The Spirit of Gambo is a versatile chamber group focusing on the rich consort repertoire composed for viols from early works such as those from Petrucci’s Odhecaton (1501), to the rich consort traditions of England, to continental works, complex virtuosic works, to late transcriptions of keyboard works by Johann Sebastian Bach, as well as contemporary music for viols.
Booking Contact Information
Booking Contact Person: 
Phillip W. Serna
Booking Contact Address: 
14621 Meadow Lane
Booking Contact City: 
Plainfield
Booking Contact State/Province: 
IL
Booking Contact Zip/Postal Code: 
60544-1402
Booking Contact Country: 
United States
Booking Contact Phone Number: 
(847) 722-2093
Booking Contact Email: 
phillip@spiritofgambo.org
Educational/Outreach add-ons available: 
In addition to being available for group outreach performances in schools and retirement communities, Phillip Serna's Viols in Our Schools program is also available (earnind the Early Music America Outreach Award for 2010) - for full information, visit http://www.violsinourschools.org/ and http://www.thegambacast.org/. For outreach press kit, visit http://violsinourschools.org/Pdf%20Files/Viols%20in%20Our%20Schools%20Pr.... (100MB - full information) Videos available for viewing at www.SpiritOfGambo.org
Titles of touring programs for 2012-13: 
Bach for 3, Music for 3,Where Fancy Fond For Pleasure Pleads, Musique de Joye - The Sublime 16th Century French Chanson (in partnership with the Chicago Early Music Consort), Music of Venice in the 16th Century, and Music of the English Renaissance
Group Photo (JPEG): 
Audio files: 
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Byrd - Though Amaryllis Dance in Green.mp3
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Ferrabosco - Hexachords - Complete.mp3
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Byrd - My Mistress Had a Little Dog.mp3
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Jenkins - Fantasia No.6.mp3
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Byrd - Out of the Orient Crystal Skies.mp3
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Tomkins - Pavan & Alman.mp3
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Byrd - Ye Sacred Muses.mp3
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Gibbons - The Silver Swan and Fantasia No.1.mp3
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