Greetings everyone, and welcome to a new season of hybrid in-person/zoom playing sessions! I’m excited to welcome you all to our new venue, Faith Lutheran Church, at 8208 18th Ave. NE in Seattle. I hope you had a wonderful summer with many new memories and stories to share.

Plans are afoot for our September gathering.

As in the past, our first playing session of the year gathers everyone into the large group. We will start the meeting by welcoming new members and introducing our board members. My intent is to have music accessible to all levels ranging from simple  monophonic (one melody without harmony) tunes from the Medieval period and moving through the Renaissance with three and four-part pieces. As of this writing the pieces chosen are “Volez vous que je vous chant” by the famous Anonymous 13th century French composer (probably a woman!), the sweet “une juene Fillette” by Renaissance composer Eustache du Caurroy – a lovely tune upon and around which intriguing rhythms are placed, an “Alleluia” by William Boyce arranged by Helen Hooker (a fantastic resource!) and, if time, we will take a look at the “St.. Augustine Rag” that was in the summer edition of the ARS magazine.

Zoom link and pdfs of scores and parts will always be available on the Monday preceding our Friday meetings.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or any of our other board members if you have questions or concerns.

See you in September!