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

RSVP for January 2016 Meeting

Happy New Year! Our next playing session: 
Sunday, January 24, 6:30-9:00PM.

Please RSVP yes or no as soon as possible.

Refreshments in January will be provided by Marilyn'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.
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, January 16, 7:30PM - Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury St, Boston
Sunday, January 17, 7:30PM - Eliot Church, 474 Centre St, Newton
Cappella Clausura presents ReSoundings: Sit Inside the Chant
Music from the 9th to the 20th centuries by Hildegard von Bingen, Kassia, Arvo Pärt, German contemporary composer Erna Woll, Renaissance composers Raffaella Aleotti, Sulpitia Cesis, Francisco Guerrero, Tomàs Luis de Victoria, the Florentine Laudario, and more, with medieval instruments and in the original surround sound. Nancy Hurrell, harps; Carol Lewis, vielle; Na'ama Lion, flutes; Mike Williams, percussion. For more information see Cappella Clausura.

Saturday, January 23, 2016 7:30 PM
The Concordia Consort presents
El Siglo de Oro - Four centuries of Spanish Music
Concordia Consort's "Golden Age" covers 400 years of Spanish music with sacred songs from Medieval convents and Sephardic celebrations, songs of dalliance and war by Encina, Alonso, Josquin, Ponce, Morales, Ortiz, and Falconieri, ending with a knock-out party by Arañes.
Eileen Cecelia Callahan, soprano; Nouri Newman, Brian Warnock, recorders; Sheila Beardslee, viol/director; with special guest Douglas Freundlich, lute
Private house concert in Lexington MA (address upon reservation). Suggested donation $20. RSVP to notbob@tessalation.com. For more information see Musical Chairs House Concerts.

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).
Led by coaches Douglas Freundlich, Eric Haas, and Sheila Beardslee.
RSVP to sheilabb@verizon.net. 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:   

2016 
January 24
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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