Forgotten Clefs, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, promotes early music in the United States through performance, research, and educational outreach of pre-tonal musical traditions.
Virginia Notes: 1619 brings together music from the English tradition with Virginia history to examine the first meeting of the Virginia General Assembly (1619). Forgotten Clefs, Renaissance Wind Ensemble, teams up with Historian Christine Anderson (Maggie Walker School) to explore music, history, and culture in the early seventeenth century. You’ll hear Renaissance instruments: shawms, recorders, dulcians, sackbuts, pipe & tabor, and more. Join us for this unique look back at this 400 year-old moment in Virginia and the nation’s history. This program has been funded in part by a grant from Virginia Humanities.
We’d like to take this opportunity to bid our founding artistic director Chuck Wines a fond farewell and wish him all the best in his next endeavors! We will soon be exploring new options for artistic direction. More soon!