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.
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:
20 May [nb this is our Playing Day at St Thomas Church Hall, Henbury, see above]
Prestbury Methodist Church, Macclesfield Road, Prestbury, Macclesfield.
Click here for map