Recorder Orchestra of Puget Sound
The Seattle Recorder Society
Last updated on: September 26, 2018
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.


Fall Concert:

Saturday November 10, 2018 3:30 pm
Perry Hall
Sand Point Community United Methodist Church
4710 NE 70th St, Seattle, WA


  • Giovanni Picchi – Canzon Decima Nona

  • Johann Straus Jr – Emperor Waltz, Op. 437

  • Johannes Brahms –  Geistliches Lied, Op. 30

  • Arthur Foote – Gavotte from Serenande for Strings, Op. 25

  • Gustave Holst – Second Suite in F for Military Band
1. March
2. Song Without Words (I'll Love my Love)
4. Fantasia on "Dargason"  (Introducing Green Sleaves)

ROPS Membership:

Membership fees cover the cost of rehearsal and concert space, music purchases and copying, and conductor compensation.

Currently, membership in ROPS is by invitation.

Please contact Vicki Boeckman or Charles Coldwell at ROPS@seattle-recorder.org for more information.
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