57th University Of Chicago Folk Festival

The Chicago Chapter performed and hosted a jam session at the University of Chicago’s 57th Folk Festival. It was directed by Lisette Kielson. It was very successful and many of the audience members brought recorders to the Jam Session!

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Baroque in Feburary!

Join us on February 19th when our guest leader will be Mirja Lorenz. Mirja will offer a program of baroque music. This will include music of Boismortier!mirjalorenz1

Our February newsletter is now available:

February newsletter

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January 2017 Newsletter and Meeting

Join us on Januray 15, 2017 for the next meeting of the Chicago Chapter of the ARS. Lisette Kielson will be directing. Music to be played include Festival Music for Recorders by Peter Seibert, Kemp’s Jig (from “Four Fantasias on Traditional British Melodies” by Andrew Charlton), Come hither and Tantz (both Rowland, from “English Ballad Tunes in Polyphonic Settings,” and Fuga secunda (Rowland) by Valentin Haussmann. If we have enough participants, we will also work on the Second Suite in F for Military Band by Gustav Holst.

The January issue of the newsletter is now available: january-2017

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BAD BOYS – Chicago Chapter Spring Workshop

Mark your calendar now!

The Chicago Chapter anne-timberlake-highresAmerican Recorder Society 2017 Spring Workshop:
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Presented by Anne Timberlake
Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 9 AM TO 4:30 PM
Covenant Presbyterian Church, fellowship hall, 2012 West Dickens, Chicago, Illinois

Flyer and details here: Workshop Flyer

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Holiday Concert, Dec 18, 2016

Our annual Yuletide Concert approaches on December 18. Please let Mark Dawson know if you would like to perform, and provide the name of the pieces, the composer, and the names of the members of your group. Please plan to bring food or drink to share. You can reach Mark at msjddawson@sbcglobal.net or call him at 773-334-6376.

Our December newsletter is now available here: december-2016

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English 17th Century Music with Singers at Nov 20th Meeting!

On Sunday November 20th at 2 PM Andrew Schultze will lead a Workshop on English 17th Century Music.

It will feature music from ca 1600-1695, and will include works by Lanneare, Wilson, Johnson, Ives and Henry Purcell.

Among the  sources of the music to be performed are The Synopsis Of Vocal Music [1680] which includes songs in arrangements for 2 trebles and bass, Sabol’s  Four Hundred Songs and Dances from the Stuart Masque,  and Purcell’s Orpheus Britannicus and Bonduca. A complement of  singers will add to our enjoyment of the repertoire!


I look forward to seeing you all there!

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November Newsletter and Meeting

Join us on November 20th for our monthly meeting. Andrew Schultz will be leading the chapter.

The November newsletter is now available. Mark Dawson has written and excellent tribute to Louise Austin. The article is a short biography and many of our members memories of Louise. She was a remarkable woman.

November 2016 Chicago ARS Newsletter

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