Program for Friday, March 2, 2018
The Seattle Recorder Society
Last updated on: February 17, 2018
The Seattle Recorder Society meets at 7:30 p.m. at
Maple Leaf Lutheran Church, 10005 32nd N.E., Seattle.
Music of Orlando Gibbons and Matthew Locke
Miyo Aoki and Vicki Boeckman - recorders, Jonathan Oddie - harpsichord

After last month's opening program and playing session with music of Orlando Gibbons, we thought it would be a perfect opportunity to follow up with English consort music for two recorders and continuo by two of England's most revered composers. We will play Suites IX and XXI of Locke's Little Consort of Three Parts and several of Orlando Gibbons' 3 part Fantasies, all of which sound rather delightful on recorders
From the Music Director  -  Vicki Boeckman:
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Your annual opportunity to perform for the SRS is just two months away.  Members Night is on May 11 this year. Get your act together and sign up.   Any member is welcome to perform for up to five minutes (including talk).
Members Night:
Opening Program:
Greetings everyone.

“If music be the food of love, sing on, sing on, sing on, til I am filled with joy....” Colonel Henry Heveningham's words from 1690 could not be more fitting for our times had they been written today.
Henry Purcell set them to music on three different occasions in 1692 and 1693. Purcell is generally considered to be one of the greatest English composers that ever lived; no later native-born English composer approached his fame until Vaughan Williams, Elgar and Britten in the 20th century.

Music does indeed have the power to move the senses and touch the soul. Let us take to heart these words and embrace every moment that we have to make music together. For our March playing session I have chosen theatre music and chaconnes by Henry Purcell from King Arthur, The Tempest, Dioclesian and The Fairy Queen.

All sizes of recorders and viols are welcome.
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Music Music of Orlando Gibbons and Matthew Locke - Vicki, Miyo and Jonathan Oddie
Miyo Aoki, leading
Music will be provided
Vicki Boeckman, conducting
Purcell, theatre music and Chaconnes
All sizes of recorders and viols are welcome
Matthias Maute’s “American Recorder Rally”

Saturday March 10, 2018
Perry Hall, Sand Point Community United
Methodist Church Church

Rehearse and perform a concert with Montréal recorder virtuoso Matthias Maute. 1-5pm. See SRS Regional Workshops page for more information and to download the registration flyer, or contact or call Nancy at 206-852-4762 for more information and registration.

March is "Play the Recorder Month"

“Music from Around the World"
Play the Recorder Month - Concert & Celebration

Saturday, March 17 - 3:00 pm – 4:00pm

Where: Third Place Commons at Lake Forest Park Town Center

Contact: Nancy Gorbman 206-852-4762 or

Event Description: Every March is "Play the Recorder Month”. Come to a fun annual event sponsored by the Seattle Recorder Society: Bring your own recorder and join us for a “Play In”! Music will be provided – meet at 3:00pm in front of the stage. We will play music by Eric Hass “Fantasia on a Shape-Note Hymn” – music composed especially for “Play the Recorder Day” (Mar. 17, 2018) – commissioned by the American Recorder Society.

After the “Play-In”, enjoy a concert of various recorder ensembles with music from the Renaissance period, Irish music and more! Enter a free drawing for recorders – winners announced at the end of the concert. For more information, contact Nancy Gorbman. See the American Recorder Society web-site for more information about this annual event.
Miyo Aok
Jonathan Oddie
Vicki Boeckman