Philadelphia Recorder Society May Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM Eastern
Event Type(s)
Hybrid (in-person and online)
Chapter Meeting
Event Description
Announcing the next Philadelphia Recorder Society In-person and Virtual Playing Session
Saturday, May 18, 2024 led by Music Director Rainer Beckmann.

Cathedral Village, 600 East Cathedral Road, Philadelphia, PA
Playing begins at 10:00 AM.
We're gathering in Cathedral Hall, which is located across from the entrance to the main building. Please arrive in plenty of time to find suitable parking, greet friends, and set up your instruments so we can start playing promptly at 10 AM. Visitors are welcome.
For those who can't join in person, we'll be streaming our playing session over Zoom. The Zoom meeting will open at 9:30 AM and we'll start playing at 10 AM. Members will receive a Zoom link via email, usually one day before we meet.

From Music Director Rainer Beckmann:
Dear Friends,
After five(!) long months, I very much look forward to conducting one of our hybrid playing sessions again! This month's playlist Joie de vivre features three brand new compositions for recorder ensemble. Two were written by our very own members John Kraybill and Helen-Jean Talbott, and one is by Cathedral Village resident Richard Senerchia. Interspersed as "palate cleansers" are two dances from Andreas Hammerschmidt's collection Erster Fleiß (1636).
May 18 is also the day of our annual presentation for Cathedral Village residents! From 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM, we will first work on and rehearse the pieces on the playlist, which at the same time serves as the concert program. The performance then starts at 11:30 AM. Please feel free to invite your friends and family to join us for this special occasion.
Last but not least: At the upcoming session, after many years, we will hear the Paetzold contrabass recorder again that the estate of Ruth Bossler recently donated to PRS. In addition, we are thrilled to welcome back yet another Paetzold contrabass recorder that recently found a new home.
In joyous anticipation,
Rainer Beckman

Joie de vivre
The Joy of Life (2024), John Kraybill, Sn/S/A/T/B/GB
Courente à 5, Andreas Hammerschmidt (1611-1675), S/S/A/T/B & T/T/B/GB/Cb
A Village Suite: Allegro moderato - Andante - Allegro grazioso (2023), Richard Senerchia, S/A/T/B
Ballet à 5, Andreas Hammerschmidt (1611-1675), S/S/A/T/B & T/T/B/GB/Cb
Quand la Mer Rough Apparut - through the ages (2023), Helen-Jean Talbott, S/A/T/B/GB/Cb
Setting: Hybrid
Cathedral Village
600 East Cathedral Rd
Philadelphia, PA

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