Calendar of Events
The American Recorder Society provides this calendar as a convenience to our members. Event information is provided by the event sponsors, and any questions should be submitted to the contact in the event listing.

December 2023
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Events available for Registration...

Second Level Beginners' Class with Lewis Baratz
6/3/2024 - 6/22/2024
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FREE Online Recorder Class for Beginners - Learn to Play Soprano/Tenor Recorder with Teresa Deskur
6/11/2024 - 6/20/2024
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Learn to Play Alto Recorder with Jody Miller
8/6/2024 - 8/15/2024
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Events in the month of December 2023
12/2/2023
Saturday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 pm
First Plymouth Congregational Church
3501 S Colorado Blvd, Englewood
 
Sunday, Dec. 3 at 3 pm
St. Thomas Church, 2201 Dexter St, Denver
 
Exquisite music to welcome a season of peace, light and joy. Baroque and traditional music from Bolivia, Italy, and Spain. Highlighting the talents and virtuosity of our full chamber orchestra (strings, guitars, harpsichord and percussion), with featured soloists:
Brune Macary and Stacey Brady, violins
Linda Lunbeck, recorder
Paul Morton, guitar and theorbo
 
Animated concertos from Bolivia set the tone for a spirited program featuring rustic sounds of "pifferari" (wandering musicians at Christmas time), Spanish dance rhythms, original improvisations, and a lively Galician carol arranged especially for this concert!
 
Program:
Anonymous (Bolivian), Concerto in D Major "Chiquitana"
Francsico Jose de Castro, Sonata Prima
Arcangelo Corelli, Christmas Concerto: Pastorale Murcia, Folias Gallegas Anonymous (Bolivian), Pastoreta Ychepe Flauta Anonymous (Bolivian), Folias Sammartini, Christmas Concerto Traditional (arr. Vittal), Galician Carol
 
Tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=179250
https://www.bcocolorado.org/
 
12/2/2023
Chapter representatives are invited to join us as we discuss best practices to help you run your respective chapters. This is an opportunity for you to meet your peers in chapters throughout the ARS. We believe that the people best qualified to help you with your chapter's challenges are your fellow chapter reps.
12/3/2023
Saturday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 pm
First Plymouth Congregational Church
3501 S Colorado Blvd, Englewood
 
Sunday, Dec. 3 at 3 pm
St. Thomas Church, 2201 Dexter St, Denver
 
Exquisite music to welcome a season of peace, light and joy. Baroque and traditional music from Bolivia, Italy, and Spain. Highlighting the talents and virtuosity of our full chamber orchestra (strings, guitars, harpsichord and percussion), with featured soloists:
Brune Macary and Stacey Brady, violins
Linda Lunbeck, recorder
Paul Morton, guitar and theorbo
 
Animated concertos from Bolivia set the tone for a spirited program featuring rustic sounds of "pifferari" (wandering musicians at Christmas time), Spanish dance rhythms, original improvisations, and a lively Galician carol arranged especially for this concert!
 
Program:
Anonymous (Bolivian), Concerto in D Major "Chiquitana"
Francsico Jose de Castro, Sonata Prima
Arcangelo Corelli, Christmas Concerto: Pastorale Murcia, Folias Gallegas Anonymous (Bolivian), Pastoreta Ychepe Flauta Anonymous (Bolivian), Folias Sammartini, Christmas Concerto Traditional (arr. Vittal), Galician Carol
 
Tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=179250
https://www.bcocolorado.org/
 
12/3/2023
The Music of Bach 

Bach’s music is a perennial favorite. The pieces we’ll play will feature parts that are straight-forward and parts that are challenging, and rather than it being a quick skate-through of a large number of pieces, we will be doing a deep dive into just a few, allowing those who want to play each of the parts to do so, while also giving those who prefer to play multiple repetitions while staying on the same line that opportunity too. If you’re up for a challenge, here’s your chance!  And if you just want to be a part of some wonderful music, this is a workshop for you too. 
12/5/2023

8 Opportunities!

12/5 at 7:30 PM, ET; Winter: Watching and Waiting Part 1

12/7 at 7:30 PM, ET; Winter: Watching and Waiting Part 2

12/9 at 4 PM, ET; Joy, Praise, Love

12/19 at 7:30 PM, ET; Angels All Around 

12/21 at 7:30 PM, ET; A Babe is Born in Bethlehem

12/23 at 4 PM, ET; Christmas with Charpentier Part 1

12/23 at 7:30 PM, ET; Christmas with Charpentier Part 2

12/26 at 7:30 PM, ET; Christmas Pastorales

12/7/2023

8 Opportunities!

12/5 at 7:30 PM, ET; Winter: Watching and Waiting Part 1

12/7 at 7:30 PM, ET; Winter: Watching and Waiting Part 2

12/9 at 4 PM, ET; Joy, Praise, Love

12/19 at 7:30 PM, ET; Angels All Around 

12/21 at 7:30 PM, ET; A Babe is Born in Bethlehem

12/23 at 4 PM, ET; Christmas with Charpentier Part 1

12/23 at 7:30 PM, ET; Christmas with Charpentier Part 2

12/26 at 7:30 PM, ET; Christmas Pastorales

12/7/2023
Monday and Thursday mornings: 9:30-10 AM, ET
 
Add structure to your practice routine! After doing the warm ups together, you will be inspired to practice on your own.
 
Each half-hour class will feature 15 minutes of breathing, tone, tonguing, or coordination warm ups for all levels; as well as 15 minutes of advanced technique taken from excerpts in baroque repertoire.
 
Cost: 5 Classes for $100
 
Contact Sarah at cantornote@icloud.com to register.
12/7/2023
BCRS is pleased to invite you to our FOURTH annual VIRTUAL  Festivus for the Rest of Us! Started during the pandemic, our Festivus celebration led by Colin & Andrea MacDonald has become enormously popular and is now a BCRS tradition. Think of it as a playing meeting but with a LOT of fun and holiday celebration mixed in. Colin is already working on compiling the music - and it'll be a surprise so you'll just have to wait. And did I mention that it's free? It's our holiday gift to you! More details here.
12/9/2023
For the first time since November 2019, the San Francisco Recorder Society is holding a members' recital. The concert will also be streamed via Zoom.
 
12/9/2023

8 Opportunities!

12/5 at 7:30 PM, ET; Winter: Watching and Waiting Part 1

12/7 at 7:30 PM, ET; Winter: Watching and Waiting Part 2

12/9 at 4 PM, ET; Joy, Praise, Love

12/19 at 7:30 PM, ET; Angels All Around 

12/21 at 7:30 PM, ET; A Babe is Born in Bethlehem

12/23 at 4 PM, ET; Christmas with Charpentier Part 1

12/23 at 7:30 PM, ET; Christmas with Charpentier Part 2

12/26 at 7:30 PM, ET; Christmas Pastorales

12/11/2023
Monday and Thursday mornings: 9:30-10 AM, ET
 
Add structure to your practice routine! After doing the warm ups together, you will be inspired to practice on your own.
 
Each half-hour class will feature 15 minutes of breathing, tone, tonguing, or coordination warm ups for all levels; as well as 15 minutes of advanced technique taken from excerpts in baroque repertoire.
 
Cost: 5 Classes for $100
 
Contact Sarah at cantornote@icloud.com to register.
12/13/2023
Webinar Season Pass
with Anne Timberlake
 
Get auto-magic, hassle-free registration for all six of my Wednesday Webinars in 2023-24 by purchasing a season pass. You’ll only have to register once, and you’ll save money off the single ticket price.
 
Past Topics:
8/30/23: Where Do I Breathe?!?!
10/4/23: Vibrant Vibrato
11/15/23: Mysterious Musicality
12/13/23 Recorder Messiah!
1/17/24: Alternative Fingerings
3/6/24: Hemiolas…and Why You Care!

Upcoming:
5/8/24: Intro to Memorization
Are you interested in trying to play from memory? In this one-hour, live Zoom webinar, we’ll talk about the essentials of memorization and how you can begin to practice this unique skill.
 
To purchase, visit my website and complete the purchase process. If you have questions or you prefer to pay offline, please contact me at anne@annetimberlake.com
 
12/14/2023
Monday and Thursday mornings: 9:30-10 AM, ET
 
Add structure to your practice routine! After doing the warm ups together, you will be inspired to practice on your own.
 
Each half-hour class will feature 15 minutes of breathing, tone, tonguing, or coordination warm ups for all levels; as well as 15 minutes of advanced technique taken from excerpts in baroque repertoire.
 
Cost: 5 Classes for $100
 
Contact Sarah at cantornote@icloud.com to register.
12/16/2023
When: Saturday, Dec 16, 2 - 3:30 PM, ET

Cost: NAVRS Membership is $20 and each playing session is $15; membership is not required for your first meeting but there is a charge of $15.
 
The New-yeeres Gift: Named after a piece by Anthony Holborne, which we will play along with pieces from across the centuries that celegrat
 
For more information and to register, visit the NAVRS website.
12/17/2023
This class takes an analytical approach to Baroque pieces, exploring how rhetoric is integral to the art of storytelling within the music. We’ll discuss the structure of the pieces, the relationship between melody and harmony in storytelling, and how this relates to the articulations used. We will start with vocal music before moving on to pieces like Telemann’s Fantasia I, Philidor’s Recorder Sonata, and even journey back in time to Van Eyck’s variations.
 
Pricing Information:
Duration of 90 minutes, £22 (42 AUD).
 
Secure Your Spot:
Register and select your payment method on
Michael Piraner's website for the December
course:
https://www.michaelpiraner.com/workshops/3/. We
will confirm your attendance upon successful registration.
 
Workshop Materials:
All music and notes will be emailed to you before
the workshop. You may find it beneficial to print
out the music for ease of reading.
 
12/18/2023
Monday and Thursday mornings: 9:30-10 AM, ET
 
Add structure to your practice routine! After doing the warm ups together, you will be inspired to practice on your own.
 
Each half-hour class will feature 15 minutes of breathing, tone, tonguing, or coordination warm ups for all levels; as well as 15 minutes of advanced technique taken from excerpts in baroque repertoire.
 
Cost: 5 Classes for $100
 
Contact Sarah at cantornote@icloud.com to register.
12/19/2023

8 Opportunities!

12/5 at 7:30 PM, ET; Winter: Watching and Waiting Part 1

12/7 at 7:30 PM, ET; Winter: Watching and Waiting Part 2

12/9 at 4 PM, ET; Joy, Praise, Love

12/19 at 7:30 PM, ET; Angels All Around 

12/21 at 7:30 PM, ET; A Babe is Born in Bethlehem

12/23 at 4 PM, ET; Christmas with Charpentier Part 1

12/23 at 7:30 PM, ET; Christmas with Charpentier Part 2

12/26 at 7:30 PM, ET; Christmas Pastorales

12/21/2023

8 Opportunities!

12/5 at 7:30 PM, ET; Winter: Watching and Waiting Part 1

12/7 at 7:30 PM, ET; Winter: Watching and Waiting Part 2

12/9 at 4 PM, ET; Joy, Praise, Love

12/19 at 7:30 PM, ET; Angels All Around 

12/21 at 7:30 PM, ET; A Babe is Born in Bethlehem

12/23 at 4 PM, ET; Christmas with Charpentier Part 1

12/23 at 7:30 PM, ET; Christmas with Charpentier Part 2

12/26 at 7:30 PM, ET; Christmas Pastorales

12/21/2023
Monday and Thursday mornings: 9:30-10 AM, ET
 
Add structure to your practice routine! After doing the warm ups together, you will be inspired to practice on your own.
 
Each half-hour class will feature 15 minutes of breathing, tone, tonguing, or coordination warm ups for all levels; as well as 15 minutes of advanced technique taken from excerpts in baroque repertoire.
 
Cost: 5 Classes for $100
 
Contact Sarah at cantornote@icloud.com to register.
12/23/2023

8 Opportunities!

12/5 at 7:30 PM, ET; Winter: Watching and Waiting Part 1

12/7 at 7:30 PM, ET; Winter: Watching and Waiting Part 2

12/9 at 4 PM, ET; Joy, Praise, Love

12/19 at 7:30 PM, ET; Angels All Around 

12/21 at 7:30 PM, ET; A Babe is Born in Bethlehem

12/23 at 4 PM, ET; Christmas with Charpentier Part 1

12/23 at 7:30 PM, ET; Christmas with Charpentier Part 2

12/26 at 7:30 PM, ET; Christmas Pastorales

12/23/2023

8 Opportunities!

12/5 at 7:30 PM, ET; Winter: Watching and Waiting Part 1

12/7 at 7:30 PM, ET; Winter: Watching and Waiting Part 2

12/9 at 4 PM, ET; Joy, Praise, Love

12/19 at 7:30 PM, ET; Angels All Around 

12/21 at 7:30 PM, ET; A Babe is Born in Bethlehem

12/23 at 4 PM, ET; Christmas with Charpentier Part 1

12/23 at 7:30 PM, ET; Christmas with Charpentier Part 2

12/26 at 7:30 PM, ET; Christmas Pastorales

12/26/2023

8 Opportunities!

12/5 at 7:30 PM, ET; Winter: Watching and Waiting Part 1

12/7 at 7:30 PM, ET; Winter: Watching and Waiting Part 2

12/9 at 4 PM, ET; Joy, Praise, Love

12/19 at 7:30 PM, ET; Angels All Around 

12/21 at 7:30 PM, ET; A Babe is Born in Bethlehem

12/23 at 4 PM, ET; Christmas with Charpentier Part 1

12/23 at 7:30 PM, ET; Christmas with Charpentier Part 2

12/26 at 7:30 PM, ET; Christmas Pastorales


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The American Recorder Society provides this calendar as a convenience to our members. Event information is provided by the event sponsors, and any questions should be submitted to the contact in the event listing.