Join us for a special Zoom workshop

Play Bach on Recorders with Letitia Berlin

Sunday, November 8, 2pm-3:30pm

Explore just a few of my favorite works by J.S. Bach, in arrangements for recorders.

We could spend the whole class just playing Bach’s harmonizations of Lutheran chorale tunes, but we’ll focus on just one.

Then move on to a Contrapunctus from The Art of the Fugue, and finish with an arrangement of the opening sinfonia to Cantata 106-Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit.

HMRS Chapter members: FREE — with your paid 2020 HMRS Membership of $40. Non-member Cost: $10 to only attend the Leticia Berlin workshop.

Our regular schedule has been modified due to the current pandemic. Until we can safely resume face-to-face sessions, we will host Zoom sessions. See details on the “Activities” page.

What is HMRS?

We are an interest group dedicated to the study, practice and performance of music for recorders and other early music instruments. Recorders are wind instruments that have existed for nearly 1000 years. Music for recorders was first written in the Middle Ages and is still being composed today. HMRS is a local chapter of the American Recorder Society with a rich history in the Capital District.

Who are the members?

Members come from all walks of life. Some have formal training in music but others simply enjoy music and want to learn, practice, play and perhaps, perform music in a group setting.

What activities do we sponsor?

In addition to regularly scheduled meetings led by chapter members or invited guest leaders, the chapter sponsors day-long workshops led by nationally acclaimed clinicians. The chapter also sponsors outreach events to promote the enjoyment of recorder music at various venues in the area.

When do we meet?

Regular meetings are held twice monthly from September through May. Meeting times rotate between Thursday evenings at 7 and Sunday afternoons at 1:30.

Where do we meet?

Meetings are held in the activity room of the Lynnwood Reformed Church in Guilderland, New York. The site is handicapped accessible with a large parking area.


Email us at hmrecordersociety@gmail.com