Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat

CGEMR Cancelled! First time in History!

It is with great reluctance and much sadness that we have decided to cancel the CGEMR. We have had at least 20 cancellations, including two of our faculty, and there will be more cancellations to come.

More importantly, we believe that we have a responsibility to join the public health effort to slow the virus down – what is being called “flatten the curve”, since the virus is past the point of containment. We recognize the near impossibility of maintaining the “social distancing” that the CDC and our Governor have recommended. Cancelling the workshop will remove the chance that we contribute to the spread of the virus in the community, and ultimately lowers the risk to medically vulnerable friends and loved ones.

We will be back in touch with you within the next two days after we have worked out the cancellation details. Meanwhile, please stay safe and healthy!!

The Portland Recorder Society Board

Susan, David, Laura, Susy, Jamison, Diane, Kathy, Boyd and Scott

CGEMR 2016

Next year, imagine a long weekend filled with music-making, camaraderie, good food and a beautiful, natural setting, and you are already having dreams of attending the Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat. Located just 20 miles east of Portland and perched on a bluff overlooking the spectacular Columbia River, Menucha is an idyllic retreat center.

CGEMR 2016

Tutti session, 2016

Ensemble classes for intermediate to advanced recorder players will play from renaissance consort music to baroque and contemporary works, as well as music for double reeds and percussion. Violas da gambas are also welcome. Six faculty members ensure small class sizes with personalized attention during the day. Evening events include tutti sessions, a faculty concert, and various evening activities, such as informal consort playing.

CGEMR 2016

Core Faculty: Vicki, Laura, Phil and Gayle

Our outstanding core faculty includes Vicki Boeckman, Laura Kuhlman and Phil and Gayle Neuman. For our 2021 Retreat, we are very pleased to also welcome Clea Galhano and Adam Gilbert. Click HERE for more information about our core faculty. Stay tuned for our full 2021 faculty!