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Join us for our annual Holiday Concert on December 19th at 2 PM!

This year, we return to our in-person concert, while still following safety protocols (here). Using our new meeting format, there will be first-hour playing for those who arrive at 1 PM, plans and music for this hour to be posted … Continue reading

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Join Us on November 21st To Welcome Back Lisette Kielson!

Lisette returns to direct our November 21st meeting. In addition to revisiting Glen Shannon’s and Peter Seibert’s celebratory works (Friendship Canzona and Festival Music, respectively, both from September), we will play from Tomaso Albinoni’s beautiful Sonata á 5 and Lance … Continue reading

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Join us on October 17th to explore early Baroque multi-part music!

On October 17th at 2 PM, Mirja Lorenz, member of the Chicago Recorder Trio and Black Tulip, will present three substantial Early Baroque pieces: Sonata 15 by Dario Castello, Bergamasca by Girolamo Frescobaldi, and (another) Bergamasca by Samuel Scheidt. Please … Continue reading

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Welcome to the 2021-2022 Season!

We’ve all waited a whole year to meet and play together again, and we certainly plan to this season. Who would have guessed that we’d still be in recurring semi-pandemic mode over a year after we first heard the term … Continue reading

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We hope you’re having a wonderful summer, while keeping up with the recorder!

Here are some available recorder activities for more summer fun! If you or a friend would like to learn how to play the recorder, you can sign up for free beginning recorder lessons here, on the ARS National website. Yes, … Continue reading

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Thanks for a wonderful May concert meeting! See everyone in September!

The online Spring Concert on May 16th was a complete success, with several members performing. (See the music program here.) Afterwards there was an enjoyable group playing session with all members participating. “Though we have to say good-bye for the … Continue reading

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All Are Welcome to Our Online Spring Concert on May 16th!

Please join us, and perform if you like, at our Spring Concert on May 16th. We have the opportunity to be creative for this virtual concert, perhaps playing a solo, perhaps playing a pre-recorded piece, or some other creative idea!There … Continue reading

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Please join the Chicago Chapter and Lisette Kielson on April 18th!

In part, continuing Patrick O’Malley’s focus last month on music for the musette, Lisette will lead our April Meeting in duos by Boismortier and Chèdeville, two French composers who also wrote for the instrument. To that, we add duets by … Continue reading

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Join the Chicago Chapter and Patrick O’Malley in March, for the first Flowers of Spring!

On Sunday, March 21, join the Chicago Chapter of the American Recorder Society as we anticipate the musical “flowers” of Spring! Patrick O’Malley will lead the group in playing selections from Volume 1 of Philibert Delavigne’s Les Fleurs, Pièces pour … Continue reading

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Beat the “Bleak Midwinter” blues and join us on February 21st!

We will continue our technique work with Lisette Kielson at our February meeting. We will also revisit the technically challenging and musically rewarding selections from last month: duos by Bach, Hotteterre, and Telemann for two altos. Feel free to join … Continue reading

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