Secretary: Daryll Bailey macclesfieldsrporguk
Musical Director: Jane Duff
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 15 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 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 – most recently on 6 May 2019.
On 5 August 2018 we played at St Peter’s Church, Prestbury as part of Prestbury Summer Music, and on Saturday 15 September at 7.30pm we gave a full-length programme at St Peter’s Church, Congleton.
We also have an Annual Playing Day with a visiting conductor. These days enable us to experience new repertoire and interpretation. Our guest in 2019 was Michael Copley from Cambridge, who gave us a truly memorable day.of playing.
You can hear the standard to which we aspire (and – on a good day – attain!) in these audio clips:
Subscriptions 2019 – 2020
SRP Full members £49 for the year
Household members £72.50 for the year
Student members £18.50 for the year
All visitors £5.00 per meeting.
These rates cover local and national membership and subscription to “The Recorder Magazine”
Meetings are at 2pm-4pm:
Prestbury Methodist Church, Macclesfield Road, Prestbury, Macclesfield.
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