Welcome to SRS

COVID update:  We are currently meeting via Zoom.  We also encourage participation in online classes held by ARS and SFEMS.  Please consider supporting professional recorder players and teachers affected by the pandemic by contributing to the Recorder Artist Relief Fund.

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.  When we are able to meet in person safely, 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 Susan Titus at  susanlee448@att.net or any board member on the Contact page.


December 2022 Newsletter

Dear Recorder Friends,
Here’s the latest newsletter. Please note the information about the December chapter meeting. We hope to have a good turnout! If you don’t receive the link for the music PDFs and you’d like to come, please let me know and I’ll pass on your request. We’re feeling the spirit of the season and hope you are too! Playing together is the best way to share those good feelings. See you on the 6th!

Patty Johnson, SRS newsletter editor

December 2022 newsletter.pdf

October 2022 Newsletter

Dear Early Music friends,

Here’s the newsletter for October. I hope everyone is enjoying the fall and the arrival (hopefully, soon!) of cooler weather. We have 11 official members as of the last time I spoke to our treasurer, Dori$. If you’ve been putting off joining, here’s a good opportunity. Attached to this email is a membership form. Fill it out, write a check, toss them both in an envelope, and toss the envelope in the mail. Done!

In the Letter from the Editor, I have included a link to one of the most beautiful YouTube videos I have ever seen: Bach in an 11th century priory in the Pyrenees:
https://youtu.be/RFJluj4dhdY. Be sure to click on the link and enjoy!

See you on October 4th, Patty Johnson, SRS newsletter editor

SRS memb form 22-23.pdf

October 2022 newsletter.pdf

September 2022 Newsletter

Dear Early Music Friends,

Here’s the first newsletter of our 2022-2023 season. We’re off to a fine start! Please note that there is also a membership form attached. Please print it out, and send it, accompanied by a check, to our treasurer, Dori$ Loughner. Or you can fill out a form and pay her at the September meeting.

Looking forward to seeing you on September 6th,

Patty Johnson, SRS newsletter editor

SRS memb form 22-23.pdf

September 2022 newsletter.pdf

June 2020 Newsletter

Dear Early Music friends,

Here’s the June newsletter. We have decided to have our June meeting in person! Hooray! We are meeting on Saturday (not our usual Tuesday), June 18th at 6:45 at the Friends Meetinghouse, 890 57th Street. We don’t have an official conductor for this meeting, so please bring ten copies of something you’d like to play as a group. We anticipate doing a bit of socializing, so please also bring some sort of finger food (Cookies? Crackers/cheese? Veggies?) Note: Vaccinations and one booster are required for the Meetinghouse.

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Patty Johnson, SRS newsletter editor

June 2022 newsletter.pdf

Play the Recorder Month 2022

Dear Recorder Friends,

In March we celebrate Play the Recorder Month! Usually we play the chosen piece as part of our monthly chapter meeting, but, darn, no in-person meeting once again. The piece of music that the American Recorder Society has chosen is called “Fanfare: returning” by Erik Pearson and it was included in a recent ARS magazine. There will be an online presentation this Saturday, March 19th at 11am PDT which will include an interview with the composer and an opportunity to play along with a virtual ensemble. You need to sign up to get the link and participate. Here’s the link: https://americanrecorder.org/play_the_recorder_month.php

At this link you will find access to the music as well as performances to practice with before the big day. And there’s a link to register for the virtual meeting on Saturday.

Hope to see you there! Patty Johnson, SRS

March 2022 Newsletter

Dear Early Music Friends,

Here’s the latest news, hot off the press!  We have a meeting coming right up on March 1st with a favorite, Hanneke van Proosdij.  There are lots of interesting concerts and workshops listed in this edition; be sure to check it out!

You might like Glen Shannon’s “Music of the Sixties” workshop. This is something very different from the usual workshop.

Hope to see you on March 1st!
As Glen would say, Stay groovy!

Patty Johnson, SRS newsletter editor

March 2022 newsletter.pdf