Empire Viols
"Excellent" — The Wall Street Journal

Martha McGaughey
Carlene Stober
violas da gamba

Arthur Haas
harpsichord
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Listen to the Empire Viols
Concerts
Viaggio in Italia
Island Music
Strictly Continental
Special Delivery
State of Gambo
Bach, Byrd and Beyond
Stolen Music
Orpheus and the Angel
BLT
Mostly Marais
The players
Martha McGaughey was a founding member of Musical Assembly and guest
with Phantasm, and appears on the Erato and EMI labels. She taught at
Ecole Nationale de Musique (France), Eastman School of Music, Stanford
University, and teaches at Mannes College of Music.

Carlene Stober is continuo cellist for Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity. In addition
to performing in many ensembles, she was a guest with Prairie Home
Companion and the Utah Shakespearean Festival, and was featured
musician in Theatre for a New Audience's production of
Pericles. She was
principal cellist of the Tucson Symphony and a member of the Delphi String
Quartet.

Arthur Haas, winner of the top prize in the Paris International Harpsichord
Competition, is a member of the Aulos Ensemble and is artistic director of the
Baroque Academy of the Amherst Early Music Festival. His solo CDs include a
recent disc of de La Guerre and Couperin.  He  is professor of harpsichord
and early music at SUNY Stony Brook.

Empire Viols formed in 1994. The core group of two viols and harpsichord
frequently expands to include more viols or other instruments, while
maintaining a focus on the rich duo viol repertoire of the seventeenth and
eighteenth centuries. The 2008-2009 season featured a tour of the
southwestern United States.
Empire Viols
Second Presbyterian Church
Second Presbyterian Church's
sanctuary provides an intimate and
warm, acoustically excellent setting.
The historic building retains its
austere nineteenth-century Scottish
heritage.