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.
Psalms and Dances
Lee Lovallo – Organ
Jennifer Thompson – Soprano
Kathryn Canan & Mark Schiffer- Recorders
Between Feb. 23 rd and March 2nd Bethel Lutheran was broken into four times and sustained thousands of dollars in damage. Thieves removed portions of the AC and heating systems and disassembled/destroyed sacred pieces from the altar area including candelabras, advent wreath, and the processional cross – some of which we were able to reassemble and some of which were left damaged beyond repair. Your donations are gratefully received.
Thank you for your kindness.
Bethel Lutheran Church
Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.
1200 Alamos Ave. Sacramento, CA 95815
Baroque and Beyond (Mark Schiffer, Kathryn Canan, Isabelle Henry, recorders; Alexandra Roedder, cello, Nancy Lee Harper, harpsichord) will offer their program of Italian music from the 14th-18th centuries again in May. If you missed it in February at Westminster Presbyterian Church or need another early music fix, you have two more chances:
Saturday, May 20, 7:30 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains,
246 South Church Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945
Sunday, May 21, 3:00 p.m.
Pioneer United Methodist Church
1338 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603
Donations are gratefully accepted to defray the costs of the concerts.
HIP Forum presents their June concert series, three of Mozart’s pieces seldom heard on period instruments: K 478 – Piano quartet in g minor, K 138 – Divertimento in F Major, K 251 – Divertimento no 11 in D Major. HIP Forum is comprised of: Erik Andersen (cello), Rebecca Molinari (oboe and recorder), Derek Tam (harpsichord and forte piano), and Kristin Zoernig (bass). We will be joined by Kati Kyme, Cynthia Black (violin), and Anthony Martin (viola) for this concert set.
Friday June 9th at 8pm
First Church of Christ Scientist
522 B Street
Petaluma, CA 94954
Saturday June 10th at 8pm
St Alban’s Episcopal Church
1501 Washington St
Albany, CA 94706
Sunday June 11th at 3:30pm
Swedenborgian Church of San Francisco
2107 Lyon St
San Francisco, CA 94115
If people have questions about the concerts, they can send me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Early Music enthusiasts:
The SFEMS MedRen Collegium is getting close! If you have not yet enrolled, we would love to have your presence and participation to make beautiful music under the direction of Adam Gilbert (director of the summer Medieval and Renaissance Workshop). Repertoire will include music that Isaac composed for Lorenzo de Medici and Maximilian I, as well as music of his students Senfl and Rener. In his dynamic teaching style, for which he is so well-known, Adam will trace the line of the musical evolution of both popular and sacred song around the year 1517, which Adam calls “a year of singing dangerously.” This day promises to be a musical and intellectual treat.
Viols, voices, vielles, recorders, sackbuts, dulcians, harps, lutes, rebecs, douçaines, cornetti…! Come one, come all to play and sing in the parish hall of St. Alban’s church in Albany on April 8. To enroll online, please visit the SFEMS website sfems.org or complete the attached registration form and mail it to the SFEMS address on the form. Since we are only two weeks away from the date, it would be helpful to know ahead of time that you’re coming if you choose to register by mail. To do that, or for more information, contact SFEMS administrator Jessica House Steward: email@example.com, or me (Greta Haug-Hryciw): firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks! We really hope you can come to support the SFEMS MedRen collegium. Adam volunteers his time for the day and the proceeds go toward the summer workshop scholarship fund. Please do share this invitation with others.
2017 Collegium Registration – Fill-In.pdf
Consider playing recorders in the gorgeous setting of Estes Park, CO at the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park! John Tyson will be special guest conductor at this workshp May 19-21.
Rocky XII website: http://www.denverrecordersoci ety.org/rocky12.htm
Rocky XII brochure.pdf
Rocky XII 2017 Registration REV.pdf