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.


June 2018 Newsletter

Dear SRS members and friends,

Note the earlier start time for June’s meeting.  Please come, we have things to discuss as part of the business meeting and I am sure the finger food will be yummy.  We will also have some interesting music to play together.  See you there on June 5th!   Patty

June 2018 newsletter.pdf


“Headlands in Berkeley” May 19

The world-famous Headlands Workshop sponsored by the East Bay Recorder Society has moved to an every-other-year schedule, with the next full weekend event happening in May 2019.

But we couldn’t go a whole year without some multi-faculty fun, so for 2018 we are doing “Headlands in Berkeley”. This workshop is Saturday, May 19 from 9-4:30, with the usual Saturday schedule of 2 class sessions before lunch and 2 class sessions after.

The faculty this year is Frances Feldon, Frances Blaker, Tish Berlin and Judy Linsenberg.

Cost is $60, half-days at $30 available.
LUNCH IS PROVIDED as part of your participation fee.

PayPal payment is available at http://www.symbolicsolutions.com/ebrs-web2015/headlands2018.html

Flyer with all the details and Registration form attached.

Yours in music,
Glen Shannon
Coordinator, EBRS 2018 Headlands in Berkeley


Frances & Flauti Diversi Play Medieval & Arabic at the Jazzschool Sun Mar 25 @ 4:30!!!

Dear Friends, Family, Students and Colleagues,

Thanks in advance for your support! Pls come!!!

If you would be so kind, pls share with family & friends!!!

On Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 4:30pm, The San Francisco Early Music Society and the CA Jazz Conservatory present the early music ensemble Flauti Diversi in a program entitled “Music in the Garden of Delight: Song and Dance of the Medieval Mediteranean.”

Flauti performs songs and dances of the 13th and 14th centuries, monophonic and polyphonic, devotional and rowdy, including cantigas, laude, estampie, and Arabic repertoire.

The band members include: Frances Feldon, recorders/medieval flute; Allison Zelles Lloyd, soprano/medieval harp; Peter Maund, percussion; Sarah Michael, qanun; and David Rogers, lute/oud.

The concert takes place at the CA Jazz Conservatory, 2087 Addison St in downtown Berkeley. Advance reservations highly recommended as the show sells out – really! Tickets are $20.

For tickets, call (510)845-5373 or go to: https://cjc.edu/concerts/

Mar 25 2018 CJC flyer.pdf

SFRS Recorder Workshop

This yearly workshop (this is their 14th year!) put on by the San Francisco Recorder Society is always excellent. It’s also very friendly and supportive; if you’ve never gone to a workshop before this is a great place to start.

Tune in to the Recorder IVX
Bohemian Rhapsody
Music of Germany and Eastern Europe
Conductors: Louise Carslake and Hanneke van Proosdij

Saturday, February 17, 2018
Christ Church Lutheran, San Francisco

For information contact Florence Kress, (415) 731-9709, or fkress@aol.com Registration form is also available at http://www.arssanfrancisco.org
Here’s a link to the registration form: http://sfems.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Tune-in-to-the-Recorder-XIV-registration-Fill-in.pdf