Boston Recorder Society Newsletter
 BRS's 60th Year!
October 2014
In This Issue
Fall Workshop: Nov. 1
Instruments for Sale
Concerts + Events
Quick Links

Next playing session: Sunday, October 19, 6:30-9:00 PM.

Please RSVP yes or no as soon as possible!

We are delighted to welcome this season's coaches: Sheila Beardslee, Marilyn Boenau, Héloïse Degrugillier, Eric Haas, and Emily O'Brien

Refreshments in October will be provided by Sheila'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.
Register now!
Low Recorders Workshop


Fall half-day workshop: Saturday afternoon, November 1, 2014
This workshop is for players who enjoy playing low recorders: tenor, bass, great bass, and contra bass.

Date: Saturday, November 1, from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM  
Coaches: Héloïse Degrugillier, Tom Zajak
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) 

At least half the participants must bring an instrument lower than bass, so that the workshop can successfully present the experience of a full rich low instrument consort.

We need additional low recorders to use in this workshop (instruments lower than bass). If you are not able to attend and you have a low recorder, we would be most grateful if we could arrange to borrow your instrument for this workshop.

Last year's workshop was a great success! Please register now:
Online registration 
Mail-in registration
Instruments for Sale at October Meeting 

Over the summer, the BRS received a number of donated recorders. They are for sale, and you can try them out at our meeting on October 19th. 
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 October 19, 3 PM
Organ Celebration Concert
First Parish Church of Lincoln begins their music series "Live in Lincoln Center" with a concert featuring organist Ian Watson celebrating the renovation of their Noack pipe organ. Watson is the resident conductor for the Handel and Haydn Society, artistic director of the Arcadia Players, and music director for First Parish. Also featuring Amy Watson, violin, and Guy Fishman, cello.
3 First Parish Church, 6 Bedford Road, Lincoln MA.
Note that the concert will be only an hour, leaving you enough time to get to BRS that evening!


Saturday, November 22, 7:30 PM   

The Christmas Rose

A Joyful Noyse - Martins Aldins, director

Seasonal music for voices and instruments from medieval to contemporary, with a focus on floral imagery and legends. The centerpiece of the concert will be Caldara's delightful Christmas cantata Amarilli vezzosa.

7:30pm - Hancock Church, 1912 Mass. Ave., Lexington, MA 02421 

$10 donation to support the music programs at the Hancock Church 

More information

Further afield: If you happen to be in New York City on October 18-19, you will miss BRS, but you can attend CityRecorder, the fall workshop of Amherst Early Music. Described by Eric Haas as "a musical smorgasbord...something for every taste".

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

Sunday, October 19
Saturday, November 1 Special event: Low instrument workshop
Sunday, November 16
Sunday, December 21

Sunday, January 25
Sunday, February 22
Sunday, March 22
Saturday, April 11 Special event: All-day workshop
Sunday, April 26
Sunday, May 17
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