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

November 2021 Newsletter

Dear Early Music fans,

Happy Halloween! Our pumpkin is out but no trick-or-treaters yet. I hope you are all doing well. We are still hopeful that we will be able to meet in person again in the next few months. And we are planning to have a Spring or Summer Party since the traditional Winter Party doesn’t seem to be possible.

Please note that we will be sending links to SRS members this time. It’s a joint meeting with our San Francisco friends, so if you are an SFRS member you are also good to go! We currently have 16 members and I am once again attaching a membership form. If you’ve been procrastinating, it’s time to get going on this!

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone on November 17th. It should be a great meeting!

Patty Johnson, SRS newsletter editor

SRS memb form 21-22.pdf

November 2021 newsletter.pdf

New Recorder Shop in Portland, OR

Hello recorder friends!

Recently, you may have received a mailing from Katze at Blockfloetenshop.de announcing a partnership with a new recorder shop in the US. That new webshop is http://www.recorderforge.com and is based in Portland, Oregon. My name is Jamison Forge, owner and operator of the Recorder Forge. It is my goal to bring you fast, friendly service, while providing easier access to hard to get brands such as Paetzold by Kunath, FEHR, and many others.

Being located in the US, I am able to provide great service with Katze, but also keep a good stock of sought after instruments close to home. I keep a full compliment of Paetzold basses from tenor to Sub Great bass IN STOCK so I can get the instruments in your hands quickly. I want to bring these new brands and fun instruments to my customers in weeks rather than months, and the full range is available at http://www.recorderforge.com.

Thank you all for supporting the recorder world with your playing, and I greatly look forward to working with you on all of your recorder needs. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about the new shop, or the services we provide. I am best contacted by e-mail, but will always return or schedule a phone call when needed.

Welcome to the Recorder Forge!!!


Jamison Forge- He/Him

Owner/Recorder Guru

Recorder Forge

tel: 503-509-2003

mail: info

url: http://www.recorderforge.com

13203 SE 172nd Ave

Ste 166-770

Portland, OR 97086

October 2021 Newsletter

We are sad not to be able to meet in person this month, but so happy to be conducted by Glen Shannon, an SRS favorite!  Please note that music will be sent to all recent SRS members, please disregard the previous message.  Do please join, if you haven’t already.  The board would also like to ask that you think about friends who might enjoy SRS.  We’d be happy to have them join us on October 5th, just let us know who they are and what their email address is.  The more the merrier!

Patty Johnson,  SRS newsletter editor

October 2021 newsletter.pdf

SRS memb form 21-22.pdf

May 2021 Newsletter

Dear Early Music friends,

Here you go!  Mark has already sent the music and link for our next meeting. A tribute to Michael Praetorius is a great idea!  And here’s the newsletter, with some other great early music suggestions and some information about next season. Looking forward to seeing you on the 19th,

Patty Johnson, SRS newsletter editor

May 2021 newsletter.pdf

The May Sort-of-a-Newsletter

Dear Recorder Friends,

I’m surely missing our monthly meetings. So disappointing not to see all of you and Greta and Alexa. I’m sure you have been finding some fun and worthwhile things to do at home; here are a few additional suggestions. We’ll be in touch when we know if it might be possible to get together in June. We’re a smaller group (thumbs up!), but a demographically older group (thumbs down, darn); we’ll just have to wait and see.

In the meantime, stay safe! Play or listen to something beautiful!

Patty Johnson, SRS newsletter editor

May 2020 newsletter.pdf