Committee & working groups
Chairman & booking conductors: Alasdair Nisbet
Committee liaison (conductors, treasurer, membership, etc.): Katie Stone
Committee members: Amanda Carr, Sarah Cawkwell, Tom Hudson, Jean MacRae, Glynis P Vercoe
Risk assessment working group: Sarah Cawkwell, Jean MacRae, Katie Stone, Glynis P Vercoe
Image of Dick Whittington’s cat playing recorder ©John Minnion. Reproduced by kind permission.
We returned to face-to-face playing on Saturday 4 September in accordance with national guidance at the time. The risk assessment we shared with Members and Visitors in August 2021 is available HERE. Everyone in our community has a responsibility for parts of the risk mitigations so please make sure you have read the risk assessment and have taken proper preparations before attending.
YOU MUST NOT ATTEND IF YOU FEEL AT ALL UNWELL REGARDLESS OF YOUR VACCINATION STATUS, TEST RESULTS OR SPECIFIC SYMPTOMS.
Quick checklist of what to bring to the session:
- Music stand – there will be no sharing
- Refreshments for the break to have in your seat
- Proof of vaccination status and/or negative lateral flow test taken within 48 hours
- Correct money if a visitor who could not pay in advance
If you are a Member, please renew your subscription online or by cheque. We will not be managing renewals at the session as we need people to go to their seats as quickly as possible to avoid a bottleneck at reception.
2021/22 programme – unconfirmed and subject to change
You can view our virtual programme from June 2020 to July 2021 below.
|4 September 2021||EMILY BAINES||5 March 2022||KATHRYN CORRIGAN|
|2 October 2021||ALASDAIR NISBET
(Session will include a short AGM)
|2 April 2022||MARK WINDISCH|
|6 November 2021||ELSPETH ROBERTSON||7 May 2022||HELEN HOOKER|
|4 December 2021||ROSELYN MAYNARD||4 June 2022||CAOIMHE DE PAOR|
8 January 2022
(NOTE: 2nd Saturday of the month)
|LAURIE CANHAM||2 July 2022||NANCY DALY|
|5 February 2022||KEITH ABBS||August 2022||
No playing session – renewals and accounts
NOTE: The following headings cover our normal instructions/arrangements – they are subject to change based on risk assessments made nearer the date of each session.
We meet at Highgate International Church, 272 Archway Road N6 5AU. You can see us on the SRP branch map here; or find detailed directions on our own venue page. Please use the Cafe entrance (not the main entrance) unless there are new arrangements in place for Covid-safety in which case instructions will be provided on the day.
Our sessions are held on the first Saturday of each month from 2.30pm-5.30pm. There are months when we have to vary the date, so do check the programme below. The room is open from 2pm and playing starts at 2.30pm. Please allow time to sign in and set up. Music will be provided. You will need to bring your own music stand.
How it works
We have a different conductor for each session. Some might do more than one in the year (we might have 8 or 9 different people within a year). Plus we have an annual Members’ Day when our own members take the session. The music is selected by the conductor and it is whatever they choose to challenge us with. We work on pieces at that session, but we do not receive the music in advance; nor do we take music away to practise – it is a fresh start each month. The sight reading challenge is eased by having quite a number of others on the same part – anything from 1 or 2 (some bass parts) up to 8 or 9 (tenor or alto). Those on the same part will usually sit together.
We break for refreshments during the afternoon, organised by volunteers from the branch on a rota basis (costs are reimbursed). Refreshments are free as the branch agreed to fund them from September 2018. This decision will be re-visited each year at the AGM based on branch funds.
Visitors and new members
We enjoy welcoming new members and visitors from other branches (or people new to SRP who want to try it out first). If you just want to show up to try it out, you do not need to let us know in advance. However, if you prefer to know that you are expected and to have a name of someone to approach on arrival, then email the Secretary at email@example.com and we will ensure we look out for you. Here is a left with all the details you need: Link to New Joiners Leaflet_North London_Sept 2018
Our conductors are a mixture of keen members, active and retired musicians and professional recorder players. Most conductors are not paid fee and are only reimbursed for copying and travel, not their time in preparing and conducting. The branch have agreed to pay £90 to up to four professional recorder players each year from branch funds. This decision will be re-visited each year at the AGM based on branch funds. Guidance for conductors.
Further information Available from the Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emails from the branch If you are receiving emails from us it is because at some point you have provided your email address. If you no longer wish to receive the mailings, please send an email with the title UNSUBSCRIBE to the Secretary (email@example.com). No message is required and you should not receive any further general mailings. If you are receiving emails from the Yahoo group it is because you have joined. You will need to follow the instructions to unsubscribe from that group separately. It is not run by the North London Branch.
Membership renewal will take place during August and September. People who have never been a member of SRP can join in January for half price.
|Type of membership||Fee|
|Full membership (F)
(half price from January if you are totally new to SRP)
|£60.00 per year (£25 goes to central SRP)|
Reduced fee for full membership (R)
Available once only in January each year for entirely new members. Will be charged the full fee in the following September.
|£30.00 one-off (£12.50 goes to central SRP)|
|Associate membership (A)
(for full members of another SRP branch)
|£35.00 per year|
|Household membership (Hh)
(where more than one full member lives at the same address)
|£90.00 per year (£37.50 goes to central SRP)|
|£35.00 per year (£10 goes to central SRP)|
|Visitor (not a member of another branch)||£8.00 per visit|
|Visitor (member of another SRP branch)||£7.00 per visit|
Subscriptions should be sent to: Katie Stone, 25a Dagmar Road, London N22 7RT.
|Our virtual programme June 2020 to July 2021
|06 June 2020||Online recital by:
02 January 2021
Recording making demonstration by:
|04 July 2020||Online recital by:
DANIEL SWANI AND GRACE SHIH
|6 February 2021||
Online recital by:
|01 August 2020||Online talk with music by:
|6 March 2021||
Virtual playing with Helen Hooker materials:
|5 September 2020||Online recital by:
|3 April 2021||
Online recital by:
|03 October 2020||
Online recital by:
(Session included a short AGM)
|1 May 2021||
Virtual playing session:
|07 November 2020||Online recital by:
|5 June 2021||
Online recital by:
CAOIMHE DE PAOR
|05 December 2020||
Online recital by:
|3 July 2021||
Interactive workshop by:
We have recordings of all these sessions. The recordings are not always perfect (human and computer errors), but there is still plenty to enjoy – whether it is for the first time or a chance to remember a great afternoon. You may not use these recordings for onward distribution, but we are happy to share them with Members, South London Branch and our regular visitors. The Conductor can give permission for you to access them if you do not fall into one of those groups.
BRANCH ISOLATION SURVEY RESULTS …
We wanted to keep in contact with our members during the coronavirus isolation regime so we asked all of you to tell us about your lives as recorder players and musicians.
The linked file tells your story … North London SRP – what you told us