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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A Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra Workshop
Rotem Gilbert, Director
Master and Student
Saturday, January 27, 2018
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
1300 Fifth Avenue
Please print out and share the attached concert flyer with others.
For Information please contact Leslie Pont at 650-941-3065 or
visit the orchestra’s website at www.mpro-online.org
The Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra is an affiliate of the San Francisco Early Music Society.
BYZANTINE CHRISTMAS CONCERT The world-renowned vocal ensemble Cappella Romana returns to Sacramento with A Byzantine Christmas: Byzantine Chants in Greek, Arabic, and English on Tuesday, December 19, at 7:30pm, Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament (1017 11th Street). Led by Protopsaltis of the Metropolis of San Francisco John Michael Boyer, and also featuring Lebanon-born Protopsaltis of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese Deacon John (Rassem) El Massih. All proceeds will go to families in need. Cappella Romana first appeared in Sacramento in 2009 with a program of Medieval Byzantine Chant, and recently returned from a tour to Romania where it was a featured ensemble in the Iasi Byzantine Music Festival. Its next European tour includes stops in London and Budapest. Tickets start at $25 with discounts for students and groups. Available by phone 503-236-8202, or at the door, or from cappellaromana.org/sacramento
Sunday, February 25, 2018
The farewell tour of the Flanders Recorder Quartet hits San Jose on Sunday, February 25, 2018, with a workshop and concert. Register early!
9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Opera San Jose, 2149 Paragon Drive, San Jose
CONCERT: 7:00 pm Trianon Theater,
72 N 5th St, downtown San Jose
Pre-concert talk at 6:30
Tickets available at sjchambermusic.org.
Details and registration on the flyer:
Dear Recorder Friends,
Here it is! Please note that there is also a flyer for our annual Winter Party and, if you haven’t joined yet, the membership form is also attached. See you on November 7.
Patty Johnson, SRS newsletter editor
SRS memb form 17-18.pdf
November 2017 newsletter.pdf
Winter Party 2018.pdf
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