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The Southern California Recorder Society is an organization for recorder enthusiasts in the greater Los Angeles area. Recorder players from beginning to advanced levels are invited to join. We meet the first Saturday of the month from September through June to play the recorder and to learn, under a different conductor each month, about renaissance and baroque music.

 

Click here to join.  If you wish to attend for the first time as a non-member, it is free. 

Click here for instructions on how to download music from this site.

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Upcoming Events

SCRS President's Message

Dear SCRS members,

 

Welcome to our in person 2023/2024 season!  

 

SCRS annual membership fees will be $55. The SCRS board decided not to raise the membership fees this year to avoid any economic hardship on our members. As you know, the annual fees only cover part of the organization's expenses. SCRS would like to ask that you consider making a small donation in addition to your membership fees to help SCRS stay in good economic standing.  Your donation, in any amount, will go a long way and will be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much!

 

Related to Covid: if you or anyone from your family or close group have tested positive for Covid-19 or have flu-like symptoms, please we ask you not to attend the meeting for the safety and well-being of all of us.

 

Please stay safe and healthy!

 

Ricardo Berón

SCRS president

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Music Theory for Recorders

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2023-2024 Conductors

 

  

2023

September - Alexandra Opsahl

October - Ricardo Berón

November - Joel Peisinger

December - David Schnell

 

2024

January - Alexa Haynes-Pilon

February - Marylin Winkle

March - Tom Axworthy

April - Stephan Haas

May - Alejandro Acosta

June - Myk Price

SCRS Meeting

October 7 at 2pm, St. Andrew's Lutheran Church

Conductor: Ricardo Berón

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La Mer Consort - Fall Classes

September - November, Manhattan Heights Park

La Mer Consort Recorders Plus Music Class

18 and up

Res: $121 Nonres: $133 (10 Weeks)

Instructor: Brenda Bittner

 

Join us to enjoy music through the ages with an emphasis on Renaissance / Baroque music. The class is primarily for intermediate to advanced recorders, but we welcome other early music instruments anvoice to add variety to our performances. Beginners who can read music can be accommodated. Occasionally, we demonstrate Renaissance dance as well.

 

The class meets at Manhattan Heights Park, Mt. Whitney Banquet Hall September 13 - November 29 on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 9:00.  Technique and beginners from 6:30 pm to 7 pm. No class 11/1 and 11/22.

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RPW - Fall Classes

Oct - Nov, St. Bede's Episcopal Church or online

Intermediate/Advance: $180; Pre-intermediate: $120

Discounts for brand new players to RPW

Instructor: Inga Funck

 

No matter where you are in your recorder playing journey, Recorder Players West (RPW) is the right place for you! Are you looking to improve your skills (fingers, tongue, breath, rhythm, etc.) or to have the chance to play with others? Whatever your goal might be, our classes cater to different skill levels, ranging from pre-intermediate to advanced, and you will surely fit right in.

This session RPW will be holding a blended online and in-person experience for the intermediate and advanced classes. Yes, local people will be able to come to St. Bede’s Episcopal Church for in-person classes, and online people will be able to join via Zoom! (pre-intermediate is online only.) St. Bede’s Episcopal Church is at 3590 Grand View Blvd., West Los Angeles, two blocks west of the 405 freeway and one block north of Venice Blvd. at the corner of Grand View and Charnock. There is plenty of free parking.

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Site Updates

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Play At Home Series

Last Update: September 9, 2023

Play group pieces in the comfort of your own home by downloading scores and practicing with audio files. New pieces are uploaded every other weekend, so keep checking back!

Most recently added:

  • Hotteterre - Trio Sonata Op. 3 No. 5 - Légèrement

 

*Headphones recommended

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