Secretary: Daryll Bailey macclesfieldsrporguk
Musical Director: Jane Duff
Deputy Musical Director: Richard Foxcroft
Publicity: Rachel Mortishire-Smith
Welcome from our Musical Director, Jane Duff
Having played the recorder from the age of six years, I have had a lifelong love of the instrument and renaissance/baroque music in particular. With over thirty years’ experience as a music teacher, it gives me great pleasure to direct an SRP branch.
We welcome new members. Currently the branch, which was founded in March 2013, has around 20 active players, typically playing 4+ part music on descant, treble, tenor, bass, and great bass recorders.
If you’re thinking of joining us, more information can be found on our Prospective Members’ page.
Almost from our first year, some of us have regularly been involved in public performance.
We have performed from time to time at the National Trust’s Little Moreton Hall both at Christmas and to support events such as Maypole dancing; we expect to be playing there next at the Mops Fair, 22 and 23 September.
On 5 August we will be playing in St Peter’s Church, Prestbury as part of Prestbury Summer Music, and on 15 September in St Peter’s Church, Congleton – the accompanying image shows our 2017 appearance in Congleton.
We also have an Annual Playing Day with a visiting conductor. In 2017 we welcomed Andrew Challinger, and our guest in 2018 was Alyson Lewin. These days enable us to experience new repertoire and interpretation. Our 2019 guest will be Michael Copley.
You can hear the standard we aspire to (and – on a good day – attain!) in these audio clips:
Subscriptions 2017 – 2018
SRP Full members £22.50 for the year
Household members £33.50 for the year
Student members £11.50 for the year
All visitors £5.00 per meeting.
Meetings are at 2pm-4pm:
8 September 1.30-4pm (includes branch AGM)
13 April (2019 Playing Day, final arrangements TBC)
Prestbury Methodist Church, Macclesfield Road, Prestbury, Macclesfield.
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