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:
Bad Boys
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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October Meeting and Newsletter

Our next meeting will be held on Sunday October 16th. Lisette Kielson will direct us and continue work on this years theme, Pasticcio!

Details in our October newsletter: october-2016

Please note that our membership form is at the end of the newsletter. Please fill out and return with your dues.

*** There was an error in the Newsletter. Note that for the upcoming Music of the Baroque concert featuring Mirja Lorenz and Patrick O’Malley, the Sunday October 23 concert is at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Boulevard in Skokie. The Monday night concert, October 24, is in downtown Chicago at the Harris Theater, 205 East Randolph Drive. Both concerts are at 7:30 PM. In the newsletter, these locations were reversed.


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Louise Austin

louise-austinMany of you may have already heard the news that Louise Austin passed away on September 27th, 2016. Louise was a long time member and friend of the Chicago Chapter. Many of us who had classes or lessons from her appreciated the knowledge, wit and enthusiasm in her teaching.

A memorial service will be held this afternoon, Sunday October 2, at 2 PM at the First Congregational Church UCC. 307 W Madison St, Lake Mills, Wisconsin. You can reach out to the family at 706 Main St, Lake Mills, WI, 53661.

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