Recorder Orchestra of Puget Sound
The Seattle Recorder Society
Last updated on: March 5, 2020
Directors: Vicki Boeckman and Charles Coldwell
The Recorder Orchestra of Puget Sound (ROPS) in Seattle was recently re-formed and started rehearsals in 2015 under the co-direction of Vicki Boeckman and Charles Coldwell.
Originally founded in 2005 by long-time SRS Music Director and composer Peter Seibert, it last met and performed in 2010. Affiliated with the Seattle Recorder Society, the ROPS membership this year is by invitation.
Its membership of 20+ advanced amateur recorder players perform on recorders ranging in size from sopranino to contrabass. The ensemble’s repertoire includes 20th- and 21st-century compositions specifically written for recorder orchestra, Renaissance and Baroque pieces for large ensembles, and arrangements of music originally for orchestral or other large ensembles.
The Winter 2020 sessions of the Recorder Orchestra ROPS have been cancelled due to health precautions.
Membership fees cover the cost of rehearsal and concert space, music purchases and copying, and conductor compensation.
Currently, membership in ROPS is by invitation.
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