Boston Recorder Society Newsletter
 BRS's 60th Year!
March 2014
In This Issue
Spring Workshop - 2014
ARS turns 75
Summer Dates
Save the Dates!
Concerts + Events
Quick Links
Next Playing Session:
Sunday, March 23, 6:30-9:00 PM

Please RSVP as soon as possible!

Refreshments will be provided by Lisle's Group.

New players are always welcome, including recorders, baroque flutes and strings, or early loud winds.  If you're new to BRS, your first session is a free trial. 

See the BRS Website for details about our ensemble and membership options, and for directions and parking details. 

There is still time...sign up now for the Boston Recorder Society Spring Full-Day Workshop on Saturday, April 5, 2014
Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014
Session Times: 9:30AM to 4:30PM  
Coaches: Rachel Begley, Marilyn Boenau (louds), Eric Haas, Jane Hershey, and Tom Zajac  
Fees: (Full-day) $100 non-members/$90 members
   (Half-day) $55 non-members/$50 members
    There is a $10 full-day discount and $5 half-day discount for members who are seniors or students.
Location: Lesley University, University Hall, 1815 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 
(See the BRS Website for more details, registration forms, directions and parking information.) 

We hope you will join us for our annual Spring Full-Day Workshop for recorders, loud instruments and strings. The Loud (mini-)workshop will be a half-day session, 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. Register as soon as possible on the BRS website here!  We look forward to seeing you at this very special event.   

American Recorder Society Celebrates its 75th Anniversary!
Show your support for our national recorder community by becoming a member of the ARS. If you are not already a member, ARS is offering a special 2-for-1 membership special offer, as well as a special membership price during March, which is ARS's "Play-the-Recorder Month." Your membership in ARS will help strengthen our recorder community, get you a subscription the the excellent quarterly American Recorder magazine, as well as give you access to many helpful online resources. (An upcoming feature in American Recorder magazine will be the publication of the award-winning composition by our own Peter Dixon!)  See the ARS website here for details. 
Plan Now for Summer Workshops!  
We are fortunate to have so many excellent summer early music workshops within an easy drive.  These are a great way to develop your skills and meet new players.
Save the Dates!


Saturday, April 5, 2014 - BRS Full-day Spring Workshop

Sunday, April 27, 2014 - BRS April Meeting

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - BRS May Meeting

Concerts, Classes + 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

See the  Early Music New England calendar for concerts, workshops and other events in the six-state New England region.  Maintained by Claire Raphaelson.

From Sarah Cantor: Come play consort music with me in the Berkshires!
Intermediate and advanced recorder players are warmly invited to participate in a weekend of music making and socializing with Wieland Kuijken and Eva Legêne at the historic Egremont Village Inn in South Egremont, MA, on 
Saturday March 15 and Sunday March 16, 2014.
Contact information for the weekend coordinator:
Anne Legêne, or call 413-528-5311.  


Lenten Concert - Stabat mater dolorosa

Settings spanning three centuries, by Josquin des Prez, Palestrina, Sances, d'Astorga and Caldara, of this powerful and dramatic 13th century hymn will be presented by the early music ensemble A Joyful Noyse. 

featuring vocalists and string orchestra.

7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 15th

Sanctuary of Hancock Church, 1912 Mass Ave., Lexington.  Free will donation.  For more info, see:  


Sunday Afternoon at the 'Greenough House Parlor Concert Series presents Libella Quartet in "Now Is the Gentle Season," a concert of Motets and Madrigals

Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 3:00 

At the historic Loring-Greenough House, 12 South street, Jamaica Plain

Tickets are $15 ($10 Students/Seniors/JPTC).  

Tea Reception following the concert is included in the admission price.  To purchase tickets, please call The Loring-Greenough House at (617) 524-3158 or email


Concert by women composers and arrangers in Latin America.
La Donna Musicale and RUMBARROCO
Sarah Cantor, contemporary and popular Latin American music on recorder 
First Church in Cambridge, MA
11 Garden Street
Firday March 28th, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Lindsday Chapel Emmanuel Church in Boston
15 Newbury Street
Saturday March 29th, 2014 at 8:00 PM
For more information visit 
Boston Baroque Orchestra Concert - NEC's Jordan Hall | Pickman Concert Hall, Boston, MA
Saturday, March 29 - 8:00PM   
Pearlman "Finnegan's Wake, an Operoar" with works of Handel & Bach
Friday, April 25 - 7:30PM   and Saturday, April 26 - 7:30PM   
Monteverdi "Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria" 

Beginning Recorder classes, level 1 and 2, continue at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education on THURSDAYS at 5:30 and 7:00 (continuing through the spring term). See the CCAE website for complete course descriptions, or contact the instructor, John Tyson, at


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