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Welcome to SRS

The Sacramento Recorder Society is a chapter of the American Recorder Society and an affiliate of the San Francisco Early Music Society. We welcome recorder players of all ages and abilities as well as players of other early music instruments such as lutes, viols, sackbuts, shawms, curtals, krummhorns, and percussion.  We meet monthly September through June, from 6:45-9:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month, at the Friends Meeting House, 890 57th St., between H and J. We always welcome visitors to our meetings.  Map

For regular announcements, please follow the blog and be sure to read our monthly newsletter. You’ll get an email when new announcements are posted, generally only a few per month.

Questions? Contact Mark Schiffer or any board member on the Contact page.

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Rotem Gilbert Workshop

The East Bay Chapter of the American Recorder Society invites you to their fall workshop Cantate Domino

Saturday, Oct 14, 2017 • 10:00 am – 3:45 pm
St Alban’s Episcopal Church, 1501 Washington, Albany

In this workshop we will focus on music by Hamburg composer Hieronymus Praetorius (1560-1629) and his German contemporaries, Michael Praetorius, Johann Vierdanck, and Heinrich Schütz. Cantate Domino by H. Praetorius is one of his last motets and is set for eight voices in “modern” double choir. His Verbum Caro for seven voices is more Renaissance in style. We will orchestrate it for singers, soft winds, viols, brass, and reeds. Plucked instruments are also welcome.

Rotem Wkshp 2017-10-14.pdf

Early Music Road Scholar Weeks

Greetings recorder and viol and dulcians players,

We have two great weeks planned for the Road Scholar Early Music Workshop in Carmel Valley this fall. The details are below. Come for one or both weeks! Please contact me if you have any questions about the program.

with best wishes,

Tish Berlin

510-882-1169

Road Scholar National Early Music Workshop
Week 1: October 29 – November 4, 2017
Recorder– Letitia Berlin, Frances Blaker, Louise Carslake, and Miyo Aoki
Viola da gamba– John Dornenburg

Week 2: November 5 – 11, 2017
Recorder – Letitia Berlin, Frances Blaker, Janet Beazley
Viola da gamba – Larry Lipnik
Dulcian and shawm – Joan Kimball
Strings and Early Repertoire – Shira Kammen

https://www.hiddenvalleymusic.org/event-road-scholar-early-music-workshop-week-2_135.htm

Location
The workshop takes place at the Hidden Valley Music Seminars, An Institute of the Arts in Carmel Valley, California, nestled amongst oak and buckeye trees below majestic hillsides. Along with our rich opportunities for music making, bird watching and walking can be enjoyed nearby.
Schedule
The workshop includes four daily classes including an All-Workshop Orchestra, conducted by Frances Blaker, morning exercise/dance, student and faculty concerts, open mic, happy hour every day, coached and impromptu evening group playing. Wednesday includes a free afternoon to explore the beautiful Carmel Valley area, play music, or just relax.
Information/Registration
The Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel) Early Music Workshop is open to adult recorder and viol players of all ages who play at intermediate to advanced levels. Harpsichordists also welcome. Week two includes a renaissance reeds track, open by permission of instructor. Please contact workshop Director Tish Berlin to arrange an audition or discuss reed program.
For more information contact Peter Meckel at info or tishberlin

To register by telephone, call Road Scholar Registration toll-free at 1-800-454-5768 and ask for program number #6254RJ. To register online Click here.
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Letitia Berlin

Director, Hidden Valley Early Music Road Scholar

www.hiddenvalleymusic.org

510-882-1169

Flanders Recorder Quartet

SAVE THE DATE!

The Flanders Recorder Quartet will be returning to San Jose for a concert on Sunday 25 February 2018. This will be their final tour before the group is disbanding. They will also be giving a short workshop in San Jose, on the day of the concert.

The concert is brought to San Jose by the San Jose Chamber Music Society.

I’ll send out more information on the workshop as it becomes available.

Michele Kelly