Boston Recorder Society Newsletter
 BRS's 61st Year!
February 2016
In This Issue

RSVP for February 2016 Meeting

Our next playing session: 
Sunday, February 28, 6:30-9:00PM.

Please RSVP yes or no as soon as possible.

Refreshments in February will be provided by Carol'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.

Reminder: Please bring a music stand.
Valentine's Day Recipe Special

Attendees at our monthly meetings know about board member John Krzywicki's  notoriously irresistible baked treats. After many requests, he let us in on the secret of last month's exceptionally rich cookies. If music be the food of love, play on! and then take a break to make and eat these triple-chocolate delights.

John's tips:
  • Chill dough for at least 90 minutes, not 30.
  • Crucial addition: sprinkle with lots of chopped pistachios just after drizzling with chocolate glaze. This greatly enhances the finished product!
Concerts 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. Submit your own events directly to the web site.

Saturday February 13 9:30AM-12:15PM 
Recorders/Early Music MetroWest
Theme: Love Songs Through the Ages
Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street, Concord MA (directions).
Coaches Douglas Freundlich, Eric Haas, Michael Barrett, and Sheila Beardslee.
More details at the R/EMM program page.

Tuesday March 1 and Wednesday March 2 7:30PM
Dünya presents Othello in the Seraglio
A unique and intimate "coffeehouse opera" based on 16th and 17th century Italian and Turkish music, retelling the historically-based legend of love and jealousy. Featuring several BRS coaches and friends, and dedicated to Tom Zajac.
Oberon, 2 Bow Street, Cambridge MA 02138
More information, audio and video excerpts, and tickets

Friday March 4, 2016 8:00PM

The Concordia Consort presents
Tears of a Sorrowful Soule
Intensely passionate chorales, motets and instrumental works for the Lenten season by Byrd, Hassler, Wilbye, Trombetti, Buxtehude, Scarlatti, Pachelbel and others.
Eileen Cecelia Callahan, soprano; Nouri Newman, Michael Shonle, Brian Warnock, recorders; Sheila Beardslee, director; with special guest Douglas Freundlich, lute
Home of Vera Meyer, 521 Fellsway East, Malden MA. Ample street parking.
Suggested donation $15, $10 students, seniors, early music society members. Reservations:

Sunday, March 6, 2016 5:00PM
The Concordia Consort
Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street in Concord MA.
Half-hour prelude to Choral Evensong with works of Weelkes and Mundy. Free.

Saturday March 12 9:30AM-12:15PM 
Recorders/Early Music MetroWest
Theme: Lamentations
Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street Concord MA (directions).
PLUS Choral Morning with Jay Lane
RSVP for all programs to
More details at the R/EMM program page.
Thinking about private lessons or coached ensemble classes? See our
Early Music teachers List.

Save the dates!
Upcoming BRS Meetings

Dates for the rest of this season's monthly Sunday meetings and workshops:   

February 28
March 20
April 2 - Saturday; Spring workshop  
April 24
May 22 
Boston Recorder Society, c/o Ted Live, 17 Wendell Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
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