Make plans to join the West Suburban Early Music Society for their annual Summer Picnic and Playing Session, Sunday August 14 at 2 PM at the Friends Meeting House, 5710 Lomond Avenue in Downers Grove (http://www.dgquakers.org/).
Bring a piece of music and a dish to pass, if you like. If you have a PDF version of your music, a member of WSEMS can post your music to the chapter web site (http://www.westsubems.org/) where participants can download and print it before the meeting. Or plan to bring enough copies to distribute.
The Meeting House lacks cooking facilities, but food can be warmed up if needed, if you bring your own crock pot or other device. WSEMS will provide plates, cups, utensils, and beverages.
Everyone is welcome.
Our spring concert was very successful with some excellent playing by our members and friends of the chapter. Below are some pictures of the event.
The Chicago Chapter performs.
The Barons Noyse
Ben Eisenstein Performs
Dennis Sherman, Chris Claytor and Mirja Lorenz
Mirja Lorenz, Laura Osterlund, Lisette Kielson and Patrick O’Malley
Concert Program Spring 2016
Our annual spring concert is May 15 at 2 PM. We plan to hold the concert in the sanctuary of Covenant Presbyterian Church this year. Please help us promote the event by communicating with your friends, and with any musical groups of which you are a member.
If you would like to perform, please contact Mark Dawson at email@example.com, and provide:
- Name of the piece(s)
- Composer name, nationality, and dates
- Performers’ names and instruments
Don’t forget to bring treats to share!
May 2016 Newsletter
Chapter music director Lisette Kielson along with viola da gamba player Phillip Serna performed during Bach Week!
Long time Chicago Chapter member Rudy Mundle passed away last week at the age of 95. Larry Johnson, Nancy Chabala, Karen Hayes, Lynette Colmey and Mark Dawson played a musical tribute at his wake. The group played some of the hand made tenors that Rudy had made.
Playing at Rudy Mundle’s wake.
Larry Johnson plays one of Rudy Mundle’s hand made tenors.
Pictures from Rudy Mundle’s wake.
For our April 17 meeting we return to our regular meeting place at Covenant Presbyterian Church. Lisette Kielson will be leading the meeting. We will be playing music in preparation for the May concert to perform as a group. Also, Joanne Miller is sponsoring the event and will be providing some music for us to try. We are also planning a brief member’s discussion after we return from the break, to talk about plans for the chapter for the 2016-2017 season and beyond. Please be sure to join us. Many thanks to the West Suburban Early Music Society for sponsoring our Play the Recorder Event at the Oak Park Public Library on March 19.
The Chicago Chapter played at the Oak Park Public Library on March 19, 2016 as part of play the recorder month. The chapter was joined by students of Sarah Buksa’s Recorder Club from Carnegie Elementary School. We really enjoyed having the students perform and play with us!
Students of Sarah Buksa’s Recorder Club from Carnegie Elementary School.
Students of Sarah Buksa’s Recorder Club from Carnegie Elementary School watch as Mark Dawson demonstrates his recorders.