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
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Questions? Contact Mark Schiffer or any board member on the Contact page.
Reminder: sign up soon for the Marin Headlands Workshop, May 17 – 19.
A special viol class has been added and will be taught by Amy Brodo.
The recorder classes have lots of great instructors to choose from.
Phil and Gail Newman will bring unusual instruments from their home in Portland, Oregon.
Sign up before May 1st and get a discount!
Dear Early Music Friends,
Here it is! You will find lots of enthusiastic endorsement of upcoming workshops and also information on upcoming concerts. Happy playing and listening! See you on April 2, Patty Johnson, SRS newsletter editor
April 2019 newsletter.pdf
Dear Recorder Lovers!
Here’s the March newsletter. Each month we have a letter from one of our co-presidents, thank you’s and notices about what members have been doing, and listings of upcoming concerts. This month we have information about summer workshops. Now’s the time to plan to go! Several of us have gone to the SFEMS Recorder Workshops at St. Albert’s Priory in Oakland. A fun- and music-filled week! The SFEMS workshops fill up quickly, so register sooner rather than later.
Looking forward to seeing you at the next chapter meeting,
Patty Johnson, SRS newsletter editor
March 2019 newsletter.pdf
Hello fellow SRS members,
The 34-member Barbary Coast Recorder Orchestra (BCRO) with recorders from sopranino to subcontra bass, presents its annual concert, “Let There Be Light: Contrasts of Shadow and Light,” on Sunday March 3 at 4:00 p.m. at Arlington Community Church, 52 Arlington Avenue in Kensington.
Directors Frances Feldon and Greta Haug-Hryciw will be joined by guest conductor Glen Shannon in a program of works by Foote, Monteverdi, Ockeghem, Sweelinck, Tallis, and new music for recorder orchestra by Adam Knight Gilbert, Erik Pearson, Glen Shannon, and Benjamin Thorn.
It’s going to be a fun concert. The PDF below the flyer contains the conductors’ descriptions of the pieces that they will be directing. I hope that you will be able to come down to the East Bay in March to enjoy our music!
BCRO concert flyer 2019.pdf
BCRO Concert Description
July 7-13, 2019
University of Puget Sound
Recorder faculty: Vicki Boeckmann, Clea Galhano, Adam Gilbert, Miyo Aoki, Charles Coldwell, Peter Siebert, Sören Sieg, Nina Stern