Welcome to the Cambridge Branch of the Society of Recorder Players.

We are based in the centre of Cambridge and welcome players of all abilities who are able to sight read music. If you are unsure of the standard required please come along for a free taster session. We play on a Wednesday evening during term time and have an annual playing day and of course you will meet other recorder players to play with at other times. We have all sizes of recorders and have two great basses and a contra bass, purchased with a grant awarded by the National Lottery Fund “Awards for All” scheme. These are available for use by members. 

See our Events Page for information about forthcoming events.

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Visitors and new members are always welcome, you do not need to be a member of the SRP to attend, just come along with your music stand and recorder on a Wednesday evening, or contact one of the committee at:

Committee Members:

Christine Stapleton Secretary
Vivek Iyer Treasurer  
Ray Papworth Librarian  
Liz Bassett Chairman  



The Cambridge Branch began as a small group in the early 1960s, meeting at Clare College before transferring to Chesterton Community College in the 1970s. Michael and Esther Sharman were outstanding in encouraging both experienced and beginner recorder players. We also benefited from the advice and encouragement of Anthony Rowland-Jones. Michael hosted a successful festival in 1980 and became chair of the National Committee. This tradition has continued with our former branch Chair, Vic Morris who raised the awareness of current approaches and innovations in recorder playing, through his former role as chair of the National Committee and at a local level. 


Last updated 17 August 2022