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.



Annual Playing Day

Once a year, we aim to invite a Guest Conductor for a “Playing Day”, where we are able to have longer sessions learning new pieces. In 2016 we welcomed Helen Hooker to Macclesfield. On May 20, 2017, our visiting conductor will be Andrew Challinger. The venue is St Thomas’ Church Hall, Henbury, a couple of miles north of the town centre; the day will run from 10.30am-4.30pm. Click here for our Playing Day Macclesfield 2017 application form.



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, and at the National Trust’s Little Moreton Hall.

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”.


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:

11 March
22 April
20 May [nb this is our Playing Day at St Thomas Church Hall, Henbury, see above]
10 June
15 July



Prestbury Methodist Church, Macclesfield Road, Prestbury, Macclesfield.
Click here for map

Last updated March 12, 2017