|The Westchester Recorder Guild was established in 1985 as a chapter of the American Recorder Society. It attracts adult recorder enthusiasts from the tri-state area. Monthly playing sessions are held in Pleasantville, where professional teachers and performers coach players from low intermediate to advanced levels. Beginner classes are also offered.|
Monday, March 31, 2014
8:00pm to 9:30pm (Doors open at 7:30pm)
Emanuel Lutheran Church
197 Manville Road,
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Need to find us? See Directions Page
New Players Welcome
The annual performance of Renaissance and Baroque Christmas music by La Spiritata (Karen Snowberg, Ron Nelson, Erica Babad, and Jeff Kephart) took place at the Brasserie Swiss Restaurant in Ossining on Sunday, December 15th, at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m.
Dynamic Early Music Season in New York and Spring and Summer Workshops
Check out our Calendar and Workshop pages for information and links to websites for concerts--they are too numerous to list individually--as well as information on upcoming Workshops and playing sessions with other ARS Chapters which you just don't want to miss.
Make Music New York 2013 Festival on June 21st
On a beautiful summer evening, our coach, Deborah Booth, led an enthusiastic group of recorder players, including several WRG members, on a program of Bach, Holborne, Vecchi, Telemann, Handel, and a cool flamenco arrangement of El Relicario in Strauss Park. A large appreciative audience of neighbors, friends and family turned out to enjoy the tunes floating on the lovely summer air.
Even in the din of Broadway traffic and the occasional cheering from a local dog, the music livened the summer night and welcomed the summer solstice. It even inspired two youngsters to rock out to the music while everyone intently followed Deborah's conducting.
Deborah and Ensemble Breve have an exciting series of concerts coming up. Check the Calendar Page for more information
Play the Recorder Month News
March is Play-the-Recorder Month. Once again, WRG participated in the service at Emmanuel Lutheran Church on March 9, 2014.
Also scroll down to the Anthem and Communion Music
WRG in the Journal News
WRG President Erica Babad in the News
Have you played the recorder before and want to get back to it?
Have you ever played a different instrument and would now like to try out the recorder and participate in the early music scene?
Enjoy making music with others?
If you thought the recorder is only for kids because it is easy to learn, you should know that the recorder has been a popular instrument for both amateur and professional ensembles for over 400 years!
Monthly Playing Meetings are held on the last Monday of the month, from 8-9:30 PM, September to May, except December. Socializing and refreshments follow playing sessions.
Meetings for the 2013-2014 Season will be held on the following Monday evenings: September 30, October 28, November 25, January 27, February 24, March 31, April 28, May 19. (see Calendar for more information).
Meeting Location: Emanuel Lutheran Church, 197 Manville Road, Pleasantville, NY Directions
Non-members are invited to attend a meeting on a trial basis for a small charge.
Monthly playing sessions coached by professionals