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