|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.|
Next Meeting is Monday, May 20, 2013
8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Doors Open at 7:30 PM
Gala Season-End Celebration with class performances and special refreshments
Join the WRG Executive Team: Ballots for next year's officers have gone out via mail. We are still looking for a Secretary: if you enjoy outreach, correspondence and being a part of the team which makes WRG the great chapter it is, contact President Erica Babad firstname.lastname@example.org or Music Director Karen Snowberg email@example.com
Courtly Music Unlimited, Amherst Early Music Workshops for Memorial Day Weekend and Summer coming up.
See our Workshops Page for More Information
Make Music New York 2013 is coming on June 21st
Last year, on a scorching summer evening, our coach, Deborah Booth, led an enthusiastic group of recorder players (including several WRG members) on a cool, cool program of Bach, Holborne, Praetorius, Handel, an anonymous setting of Daphne and The Sunny Side of the Street. Once again, Deborah will conduct a recorder ensemble as part of the Make Music NY Festival on June 21 (the Summer Solstice).
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Strauss Park in NYC, Broadway and 106 Street
All WRG recorder players are welcome. You may bring all your recorders (sopranino through contrabass) or concentrate on one instrument. The repertoire will include a selection of pieces from the Renaissance, Baroque, and contemporary eras.
This year's playing time is scheduled later in the evening for cooler temperatures. Some seating will be available especially for those who come a bit early. If you have a small folding stool it would be great to bring that along. Also, bring music stands with clips for outdoor playing. Deborah will e-mail the scores to you when your register via e-mail. Invite friends or other listeners who enjoy early music or recorders to listen in a wonderful outdoor setting!
To register or for more information, e-mail to Deborah at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the article and photos of last year's event in the current issue of American Recorder magazine.
Play the Recorder Month News
Once again, WRG participated in the service at Emmanuel Lutheran Church
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 2012-2013 Season will be held on the following Monday evenings: September 24, October 29, November 26, January 28, February 25, March 25, April 29, and May 20 (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