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The music we play is chosen by the visiting conductor of the day, and is generally of intermediate standard, although individual parts may be of a standard lower or higher than this. All music is supplied at each meeting, but players need to bring their own music stands. Although one-to-a-part playing is not one of the SRP’s functions, our meetings provide an excellent venue for players to meet and arrange private playing elsewhere.
Meetings usually take place on the third Saturday monthly from September to June inclusive, starting at 2.30pm (doors open at 2pm) and finishing at around 5.20pm, with a break at around 4pm. See our programme page for details.
The annual subscription covers the ten meetings and four issues of the national Recorder Magazine, which has a wide range of articles relating to the recorder, details of courses, concerts and music reviews, and a copy of the membership list. Much of the subscription is used to pay for hire of the hall and for visiting conductors, part goes towards the magazine, and the remainder goes to the SRP treasury. Full membership is the norm, but household membership covers all persons living at one address, and student membership is for any young person in full-time education. Associate membership is available for anyone who is already a full member of another SRP branch. The Visitors’ fee is £10 per visit – it should be noted that it is more economical to join as a member even if you only attend half the meetings during the year, since the Recorder Magazine is included in your subscription.
Existing members are invited to renew their subscription annually. Potential new members should contact our Treasurer Maureen O’Sullivan on