October 2022 Newsletter

Dear Early Music friends,

Here’s the newsletter for October. I hope everyone is enjoying the fall and the arrival (hopefully, soon!) of cooler weather. We have 11 official members as of the last time I spoke to our treasurer, Dori$. If you’ve been putting off joining, here’s a good opportunity. Attached to this email is a membership form. Fill it out, write a check, toss them both in an envelope, and toss the envelope in the mail. Done!

In the Letter from the Editor, I have included a link to one of the most beautiful YouTube videos I have ever seen: Bach in an 11th century priory in the Pyrenees:
https://youtu.be/RFJluj4dhdY. Be sure to click on the link and enjoy!

See you on October 4th, Patty Johnson, SRS newsletter editor

SRS memb form 22-23.pdf

October 2022 newsletter.pdf


September 2022 Newsletter

Dear Early Music Friends,

Here’s the first newsletter of our 2022-2023 season. We’re off to a fine start! Please note that there is also a membership form attached. Please print it out, and send it, accompanied by a check, to our treasurer, Dori$ Loughner. Or you can fill out a form and pay her at the September meeting.

Looking forward to seeing you on September 6th,

Patty Johnson, SRS newsletter editor

SRS memb form 22-23.pdf

September 2022 newsletter.pdf

June 2020 Newsletter

Dear Early Music friends,

Here’s the June newsletter. We have decided to have our June meeting in person! Hooray! We are meeting on Saturday (not our usual Tuesday), June 18th at 6:45 at the Friends Meetinghouse, 890 57th Street. We don’t have an official conductor for this meeting, so please bring ten copies of something you’d like to play as a group. We anticipate doing a bit of socializing, so please also bring some sort of finger food (Cookies? Crackers/cheese? Veggies?) Note: Vaccinations and one booster are required for the Meetinghouse.

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Patty Johnson, SRS newsletter editor

June 2022 newsletter.pdf

Play the Recorder Month 2023

In March we celebrate Play the Recorder Month!

The piece of music that the American Recorder Society has commissioned for Play-the-Recorder Day 2023  is entitled “Quo Vadis?”, by Dutch-born, Austin-based composer Victor Eijkhout. ARS members received the piece with the Winter 2022 edition of the American Recorder Magazine.

On the ARS PtRM page members will find access to the music as well as performances to practice with before the big day.  There is also a link to an online event on Play the Recorder Day, Saturday March 18 2023.  The session will be recorded via Zoom, so you will have a keepsake of the event. Eijkhout will offer an online lecture about this work and the inspiration behind it, followed by a Zoom group play-in of the piece with a video of Emily O’Brien performing and conducting. It is a great way to get to know the composer and play the piece with others, with no performance stress.

March 2022 Newsletter

Dear Early Music Friends,

Here’s the latest news, hot off the press!  We have a meeting coming right up on March 1st with a favorite, Hanneke van Proosdij.  There are lots of interesting concerts and workshops listed in this edition; be sure to check it out!

You might like Glen Shannon’s “Music of the Sixties” workshop. This is something very different from the usual workshop.

Hope to see you on March 1st!
As Glen would say, Stay groovy!

Patty Johnson, SRS newsletter editor

March 2022 newsletter.pdf

February 2022 Newsletter

Dear Early Music Friends,

Here’s the February newsletter.  Please note that our next chapter meeting will be very early in February, Tuesday, February 1st!!  Back in pre-Covid times we met in person on the first Tuesday of the month.  As we set up this season’s chapter meetings, we were hopeful that we would be able to meet in person again.  But no.  This has led to a need for flexibility so we could take advantage of some really good alternatives, which in turn necessitated changing meeting dates.  Thanks to all of you for bearing with us!

Did you miss last Thursday’s chapter meeting with the Oregon Renaissance Band?  Would you like to review it and play along again?  If you have a current SRS membership, I can hook you up!  Greta Haug-Hryciw recorded the meeting and will share it with members.  Just drop me an email and I’ll put you in touch.

I hope the last part of January goes well for all of you.  See you on February 1st!

 Patty Johnson, SRS newsletter editor

February 2022 newsletter.pdf

January 2022 Newsletter

Dear Recorder Friends,

New plans for the January Sacramento Recorder Society Chapter meeting! Thanks to the San Francisco Recorder Society we have the opportunity to be conducted by the amazing Oregon Renaissance Band Trio (Gayle Neuman, Phil Neuman, and Laura Kuhlman).



More information in the attached newsletter.

What, you say? No chapter meeting with Greta? We love Greta! Never fear, Greta will conduct us on the first Tuesday in February. Looking forward to seeing everyone on the 20th!

Patty Johnson, SRS newsletter editor

January 2022 newsletter.pdf