Boston Recorder Society Newsletter
 BRS's 60th Year!
February 2015
In This Issue

Next playing session: 
Sunday, February 22, 6:30-9:00 pm.

Please RSVP yes or no as soon as possible!

Refreshments this month will be provided by Heloise's group.

New players always welcome--- recorders, baroque flutes and strings, or early loud winds. If you are new to BRS, your first session is a free trial. See the BRS website for details about our ensembles, membership options, and directions.
Announcing the BRS Spring Full-Day Workshop
On Saturday, May 2, 2015 

Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015
Session Times: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM  
Coaches: Will Ayton, and others to be determined soon

We hope you will join us for our annual Spring Full-Day Workshop for recorders, loud instruments and strings. There will be a half-day Loud (mini-)workshop in the afternoon; loud-instrument players who also play recorders or viols are welcome to sign up for the full day, including recorder groups in the morning. We look forward to seeing you at this very special event. More details will be available soon.

Mark your calendar now!
BRS Prescott Instruments Workshop A Success

The BRS Prescott Instruments Workshop was a very enjoyable experience for the eleven members who attended. This was a rare opportunity to experience a full consort of Prescott recorders, and those who attended found the experience to be very rewarding. Many thanks go to those BRS members who very kindly loaned their Prescott instruments for use in the Workshop. 
Have the Endless Snowdrifts Got You Thinking 
About Summer?

Plan ahead! We are fortunate to have so many excellent summer early music workshops within an easy drive of Boston.  These are a great way to develop your skills and meet new players, while enjoying a lovely summer break.

Early Music Week, World Fellowship Center, Conway, NH-June 25-July 2, 2015
Amherst Early Music Festival July 5-12 and 12-19, 2015
Pinewoods Early Music Week August 15-22, 2015 

Concerts, Classes, and Events 
If you have news or announcements of interest to the BRS community, please send your information before the 10th of each month to the newsletter editor.

The New England Early Music Calendar provides a list of events from around the region. You can now submit your own events directly to the web site.

Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Pentimento presents Doulce Memoire, a European Grand Tour featuring highlights from 15 years of Pentimento performances, with music of John Dowland, Giovanni Kapsperger, Matthew Locke, Tarquinio Merula, Diego Ortiz, John Reid, Johann Schop, et al. Featuring Eric Haas on recorder, and  Olav Chris Henriksen on lute.

Where: Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St, Jamaica Plain

When: Sunday, February 15, 2015 ay 3:00 pm

Donation: $15 ($10 students and seniors) includes afternoon tea.


Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Live in Lincoln Center

First Parish in Lincoln is pleased to announce English String Serenades,

presented by a 12-member professional string orchestra, featuring English music for strings spanning four centuries, from Purcell to Elgar and Britten. Ian Watson, Music Director at First Parish and Resident Conductor of the Handel & Haydn Society, will conduct and give a pre-concert talk at 2:30 pm. Doors open at 2:15 pm. A reception will follow the concert. Parish House Auditorium, 14 Bedford Rd, Lincoln, MA. For directions, visit:  781-259-8118 Suggested donation is $20 pp, and any amount is appreciated.

Third Fridays, February 20 and March 20, 2015 - 7:30-10:00pm 

Renaissonics Dance Party  

Renaissance dance for everyone! No experience necessary. Everyone welcome!
Live music and vegan refreshments. Cost: Donations welcome. More information.
First Church in Cambridge
11 Garden Street (Harvard Square)


June 7-14, 2015

Boston Early Music Festival

Tickets are now on sale for this wonderful event, which comes to Boston every other summer. For more information, visit or call 617-661-1812.


Thinking about private lessons or coached ensemble classes?   
See our Early Music  Teachers List.
Save the Dates! 
Upcoming BRS Meetings in 2015 

Sunday, March 22
Sunday, April 26
Saturday, May 2 - Special event: All-day workshop
Sunday, May 17 
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