Boston Recorder Society Newsletter
 BRS's 60th Year!
January 2015
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Concerts, classes, and events
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Next playing session: 
Sunday, January 25, 6:30-9:00pm.

Please RSVP yes or no as soon as possible!

Refreshments this month will be provided by Emily'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.
Only one place is available at the BRS
Prescott Instruments Workshop!
Saturday, January 31, 2015
1:30 - 5:00 pm


BRS is pleased to sponsor a special Prescott Instruments Workshop on January 31, 2015. Several of our members own Prescott instruments, and have kindly agreed to share their instruments for this occasion. This workshop is for players who would like to have the experience of playing these beautiful instruments.

Note that Renaissance Prescott recorders require some different fingerings than the Baroque recorder fingerings that many of us are used to. These fingerings will be explained for those new to the instruments.
Date: Saturday, January 31, from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM  
Coaches: Héloïse Degrugillier and Tom Zajac
Fee: $55 non-members/$50 members/$45 senior members (65+) and full-time students
Location: Lesley University, University Hall, 1815 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge (see the BRS Website for directions and parking information) 

The Workshop date is fast approaching, and there is only one place left! Please register now:

Mail-in registration

Date Change for Spring Workshop! 

Unfortunately, the space at Lesley University is not available on the date we had orginally hoped to schedule our Spring Workshop. We are currently working on a new date and our line-up of coaches. Watch this space for an announcement regarding this very enjoyable annual event.
Composer Stephen Arndt's Offer of Original Recorder Music 

Composer Stephen Arndt has offered BRS free access to his series of twenty-one solo pieces for alto recorder, titled  "One-Part Inventions." Both the recordings and the scores are available on his website here.  

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.

Sarah Cantor is offering a full schedule of classes and ensembles in her Brookline studio, with both daytime and evening hours. She has room for more players in many of her groups, and all are invited to come for a free trial class. For more information about her classes, visit

Third Fridays, January 16 and February 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)


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

Saturday, January 31 - Prescott Instruments Half-day Workshop
Sunday, February 22
Sunday, March 22
New Date to be announced soon! Special event: All-day workshop
Sunday, April 26
Sunday, May 17 
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