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.

East Bay Workshop

Dear Friends,

Registration is now open for the EBRS Fall Workshop ‘‘Exploring Rhythm Through the Centuries’’ with Tish Berlin : 

Saturday, October 22, 2016
10:00 AM – 3:45 PM
Montclair Presbyterian Church
5701 Thornhill Drive, Oakland

The workshop is for recorders, early winds and brass, soft reeds, strings, and singers.

You may download the flyer for more details, registration form and directions. 


Columbia Gorge Workshop

Registration for the March 2017 Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat opens October 1st.

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WHEN:  March 17-20, 2017
WHERE: Menucha Retreat and Conference Center, Corbett, Oregon, 97019, about 20 miles east of Portland
WHO: Faculty: Alison Melville, Miyo Aoki, Vicki Boeckman, Gayle and Phil Neuman, Laura Kuhlman; Players: recorders, Renaissance winds, reeds, and strings
WHAT: Go to www. PortlandRecorderSociety.org starting Oct 1st for our**NEW** ONLINE REGISTRATION.

Hidden Valley Workshops


I wanted to let you know what we have in store for the 2016 Hidden Valley Early Music Road Scholar weeks. I hope you can  join us for one or both of these exciting weeks in Carmel Valley, California!
The first week of the workshop starts on Sunday afternoon, October 30 and ends on Saturday morning, November 5. The second week starts on Sunday afternoon November 6 and ends Saturday morning November 12. To learn how to register, scroll to the bottom of this message.
The workshop schedule includes four daily classes, morning exercise/dance, and impromptu group playing. These classes are appropriate for intermediate to advanced recorder and viola da gamba players. The schedule includes a faculty concert on Tuesday night, student concert (and open mike) on Friday, and a free afternoon on Wednesday to give you time to explore the beautiful Carmel Valley area, play music, or just relax.
You can read class descriptions at the following site:
Let me know if you have any questions about the workshop by emailing or calling me at 510-882-1169.
Best regards,
Tish Berlin
Director, Hidden Valley Early Music Road Scholar

Hanneke’s music for September 6

Hello fellow SRS members!

I hope everyone had a wonderful music-filled summer, and can’t wait to come to the first Sacramento Recorder Society meeting of the season this coming Tuesday. Our guest conductor will be Hanneke van Proosdij who brings a wealth of knowledge, exceptional talent, and infectious enthusiasm to every event she directs or performs in. To read Hanneke’s bio please see page 2 of the September newsletter. Also on page 2 are Hanneke’s descriptions of the pieces that we’ll be playing: 

1 Telemann – Alster Overture NSAAATTTB Cb
2 Lotti – Crucifixus SSAATTBB
3 Haydn – Menuet from Symphony No 59 SSATTTTTB Cb
4 Slovenia – Skladba SAATTT Gb Cb
5 Anon – Falalalan SATB
Please print what you might play. We depend on members either to print their own music or to arrange for a friend to print it for them. If you are bringing a friend with you to play at the meeting, please print music for them too. We may have only a very limited number of extra copies at the meetings, and sometimes none.
See you next week on Tuesday for a wonderful evening of music with Hanneke!