News of the week of June 20, 2017

Meeting report

Peter Paul Rubens,The Princes of the Church Adoring the Eucharist, about 1626-1627. Speed Art Museum

Schedule

We generally meet every Tuesday, at 7:45pm, at 233 Broadway, as
long as enough people have let me know by Monday night that they
want to come.

There will be two Tuesdays in July where this will not be
true. July 4 is not a good day to drive here, as you would be
competing with hundreds of thousands of other people who want to
see the Pops concert and the fireworks, so if we meet that week,
it will be on some other night. The week that includes July 17, I
will be at The
Amherst Early Music Festival
, so there will not be a meeting
at my place.

News of the week of June 6, 2017

Meeting report

Types d'Auvergne - La Bourrée (carte     postale)

Schedule

Reminder: we are not meeting tonight, June 13, because of the Boston Early Music
Festival
.

We generally meet every Tuesday, at 7:45pm, at 233 Broadway, as
long as enough people have let me know by Monday night that they
want to come.

There will be two Tuesdays in July where this will not be
true. July 4 is not a good day to drive here, as you will be
competing with hundreds of thousands of other people who want to
see the Pops concert and the fireworks, so if we meet that week,
it will be on some other night. The week that includes July 17, I
will be at The
Amherst Early Music Festival
, so there will not be a meeting
at my place.

News of the week of May 30, 2017

Meeting Report

We played:

Spring tide at Ravensheugh - geograph.org.uk - 721144

Schedule

We meet on Tuesdays, starting at 7:45pm, at 233 Broadway,
Cambridge, as long as enough people have told me they plan on
coming by Monday night.

The next modification to that schedule that I know about will
be on June 13, which is the Boston Early
Music Festival
week. We will not meet on that day.

News of the week of May 23, 2017

Meeting Report

We played:

Merrill, Ella and Singing School of Keene New Hampshire (4538193092)

Schedule

We meet on Tuesdays, starting at 7:45pm, at 233 Broadway,
Cambridge, as long as enough people have told me they plan on
coming by Monday night.

The next modification to that schedule that I know about will
be on June 13, which is the Boston Early
Music Festival
week. We will not meet on that day.

News of the week of May 16, 2017

Meeting Report

We played:

Hylas and the Water Nymphs

Schedule

We meet on Tuesdays, starting at 7:45pm, at 233 Broadway,
Cambridge, as long as enough people have told me they plan on
coming by Monday night.

The next modification to that schedule that I know about will
be on June 13, which is the Boston Early
Music Festival
week. We will not meet on that day.

News of the weeks of May 2 and May 9, 2017

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Meeting Reports

May 2

We played the program for the Walk for Hunger, i.e. the same
pieces we played Last
week
, except that we did fewer rounds and more Susato.

May 9

We played:

Performance report

A lot of good things happened: it didn’t pour rain; there was a
critical mass of recorder players to just read through a lot of
music arranged for SATB recorders; we seemed to have
rehearsed the group set sufficiently.

On the minus side, the wind was very hard to deal with, and
between the people who were performing without rehearsing and the
people who had rehearsed but weren’t performing much, some of the
careful orchestrations got lost.

But on the whole, everyone had fun, and the crowd and the Walk
organisers seemed to appreciate us. The organisers gave us a huge
box of Entenmans blueberry muffins in one-ounce packages, about
half of which are still in a box on my dining room floor. They have a
sell-by date of June 17, so if anyone wants some, please come take
them.

Schedule

We meet on Tuesdays, starting at 7:45pm, at 233 Broadway,
Cambridge, as long as enough people have told me they plan on
coming by Monday night.

The next modification to that schedule that I know about will
be on June 13, which is the Boston Early
Music Festival
week. We will not meet on that day.

News of the week of April 25, 2017

Meeting Report

We played:

Hermann Ziebland - Nobleman with pipe and pewter tankard

Schedule

We meet on Tuesdays, starting at 7:45pm, at 233 Broadway,
Cambridge, as long as enough people have told me they plan on
coming by Monday night.

The meeting on Tuesday, May 2, will be limited to people who
are performing at the Walk for Hunger.

Walk for Hunger

The list above is essentially what we’ll be playing at the Walk for Hunger on Sunday,
May 7, between 10am and 3pm. We’ll also be playing some Susato, and there will be solos
and duets before the group gets going, and while the group is
taking breaks. We’ll be on the bank of the Charles River, on Greenough
Boulevard, at the Cambridge-Watertown line, across from the
Cambridge Cemetary.

Drop by and listen, or sit in for a bit.

Concerts

The Boston Recorder Orchestra, under the direction of John
Tyson, will be playing a concert on Sunday, April 30, at 7:30pm at
Old North Church, 93 Salem St., Boston. They play a lot of our
repertoire from a very different point of view. This will be a
good chance to see lots of the larger recorders that look like
small trees.