President Jonathan Dove

Macclesfield Branch



Contact Information

Secretary: Daryll Bailey macclesfieldatsrpdotorgdotuk

Musical Director: Jane Duff

Deputy Musical Director: Richard Foxcroft

Publicity: Rachel Mortishire-Smith


Welcome from our Musical Director, Jane DuffJane 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. In December 2016 we provided music at the Macclesfield United Reformed Church Christmas Tree Festival.


We also performed at the National Trust’s Little Moreton Hall (pictured) and were invited back to provide music to accompany May Pole Dancing over the 2017 May Bank Holiday.


We provide here three files to give the flavour of our URC performance:

Quittez Pasteurs – traditional (18th century?) French carol

Away in a Manger / Boar’s Head Carol (1897, and 15th century)

Esurientes from Bach’s Magnificat

(Attributions: Quittez Pasteurs, Away in a Manger, and The Boar’s Head Carol are all arranged by our Deputy Music Director, Richard Foxcroft; Esurientes is (c) R D Tennant 2010, Licensed under The Creative Commons – Noncommercial – Share Alike licence.)


On 18 July 2017, we will be providing one of the Tuesday lunch time concerts at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, and on Sunday 30 July we will be playing at Prestbury Parish Church as part of “Prestbury Summer Music“.


We also have an Annual Playing Day with a visiting conductor. In 2016 our guest was Helen Hooker, and in May 2017 we welcomed Andrew Challinger. These days enable us to experience new repertoire and interpretation. Details for 2018 will be posted in due course! 


Subscriptions 2016 – 2017

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.


Meeting dates 2016 – 2017

Meetings are at 2pm-4pm:
10 June
15 July

9 September (with AGM)

7 October

4 November

9 December



Prestbury Methodist Church, Macclesfield Road, Prestbury, Macclesfield.
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Last updated June 3, 2017