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. 


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. 


In December 2016 we played at Macclesfield United Reformed Church’s “Christmas Tree Festival” – the sound files here give the flavour of our 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 gave a lunch time concert at St Peter’s Church, Congleton (pictured), and we performed on 30 July as part of Prestbury Summer Music in Prestbury Parish Church.


We also have an Annual Playing Day with a visiting conductor. In May 2017 we welcomed Andrew Challinger, and our guest in 2018 will be Alyson Lewin. These days enable us to experience new repertoire and interpretation.


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 2017-2018

Meetings are at 2pm-4pm:

10 February

10 March

21 April  Playing Day – click link for application form Playday2018

12 May

9 June

14 July



Prestbury Methodist Church, Macclesfield Road, Prestbury, Macclesfield.
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Last updated January 24, 2018