The Committee:
Chairman and conductors: Alasdair Nisbet
Secretary: Judith Abbs
Treasurer and membership: Katie Stone

Image of Dick Whittington’s cat playing recorder ©John Minnion. Reproduced by kind permission.

This group is not currently meeting to play. There is a monthly programme of recitals (see table below). Emails will be sent to our mailing list with details and a Zoom link.

06 June 2020 Online recital by:
03 October 2020 Online recrital by:
04 July 2020 Online recital by:
07 November 2020 Online recital by:
01 August 2020 Online talk with music by:
05 December 2020

Online recital by:

5 September 2020

Online recital by:

02 January 2021 See full programme below.

We are currently preparing and consulting on a deatiled risk assessment to help us to return safely when guidance allows.



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


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. NOTE: Please use the cafe entrance (not the main entrance).

Playing sessions

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 nlondonatsrpdotorgdotuk 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.

Subscriptions 2020-21


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)

Student (S)
(must name institution and be able to supply evidence if asked)

£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.

North London SRP: Application Form 2020/21



Our 2020-21 programme

Date Conductor Date Conductor
05 September 2020


Evelyn Nallen

06 March 2021
03 October 2020


Emily Baines

03 April 2021
07 November 2020 ONLINE RECITAL
Emma Murphy
01 May 2021 TBC
05 December 2020 ONLINE RECITAL
Kathryn Corrigan
05 June 2021 TBC
02 January 2021



03 July 2021 TBC
06 February 2021 Nancy Daly
August 2021

Membership renewals

Further information
Available from the Secretary at nlondonatsrpdotorgdotuk  (nlondonatsrpdotorgdotuk)  .

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 (nlondonatsrpdotorgdotuk). 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.

Last updated 22 November 2020