Last updated on: January 17, 2021
- Eva Legêne - expression of emotion in the music of Bach
- Philip and Gayle Stuwe Neuman - Unusual Wind Instruments
- Sand Dalton - Baroque oboes
Meetings will be held virtually via ZOOM on the first Friday of each month from September to May at 7:00pm. Visitors are invited to attend a meeting by purchasing a Visitor Pass for $8.00.
A short program: a performance or lecture of interest to recorder and viol players.
Ensemble playing for recorders: a large ensemble led by Vicki Boeckman, and a smaller beginner ensemble.
Viol players welcome to participate as part of large group
Recent programs have featured
The SRS maintains a lending library of recorder music which is available for checkout by the membership.
The SRS is a resource for finding teachers, classes, and consort coaches, for hearing announcements of upcoming concerts and workshops, and for finding other players who would like to form an ensemble.
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The Seattle Recorder Society
2020-2021 Meeting Dates (subject to change)
*September 11, 2020 (2nd Friday)
January 8, 2021
February 5, 2021
March 5, 2021
April 2, 2021
May 7, 2021
Click on meeting dates on menu at left for information about a that month's meeting.
With a membership of approximately 100, the SRS has an active presence in the community offering membership meetings as well as a biennial international summer workshop. Membership meetings are usually held at Maple Leaf Lutheran Church in Seattle, but due to the continuing COVID-19 restriction the SRS and Moss Bay Recorder Society have agreed to host collaborative virtual meetings using ZOOM.
Many meetings have an opening program provided by professional musicians or accomplished amateurs. The remainder of each meeting is devoted to large group playing under professional direction, often with arrangements and compositions written specifically for the Seattle Recorder Society. There is also a Beginning Ensemble for players who have recently come to the recorder. Additional historical instruments, particularly those in the viola da gamba family, are welcome. The final meeting of each season is Members Night at which members are invited to perform for five minutes. Some 16 performance by individuals and ensembles at the 2020 Members Night.
The biennial Port Townsend Early Music Workshop would normally take place in July 2021. Drawing players from all over North America, the workshop is now held on the campus of the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it is likely that the workshop will not take place in its usual form in 2021. Final determination will be posted when known. A monthly newsletter, Recorder Notes, is published in advance of each meeting in which the program and repertory for the forthcoming meeting are announced. Also in the newsletter is a review of the preceding meeting, the early music calendar for the following several weeks and other articles. The music director column is published both in the newsletter and on this website. Dues for the forthcoming season will be $40. There are no special musical requirements for joining the SRS. The level of skill necessary to play the music varies from meeting to meeting, and participants are free to play as much or as little as they care to. Beginning classes are now available through the SRS. (Details are on this website.) For those wishing private instruction in recorder playing, an additional list of available teachers is provided on this website by clicking here.
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