Mrs Audrey Evans
104 Lincoln Rd
Telephone 01778 380791
Alternatively please feel free to e-mail your enquiry, or if urgent telephone the Branch Chair Philip Brown on the number below.
Tel: 07773243248 Email Address
We are a small and enthusiastic group of recorder players with members from Peterborough and surrounding counties. We normally meet twice a month on a Saturday afternoon and a Wednesday evening. Usually one of our Saturday meetings will be an extended playing day with a visiting conductor from the SRP panel.
Our branch went through a period of transition during the 2016/17 playing year, following the retirement to the West Country of our former Musical Director and founder member, Jan Theedom. We are very grateful to Jan for all her hard work over the years.
We have seen quite a few changes since then, but as we hopefully emerge from the pandemic in September 2021 we find ourselves again lacking a Music Director. Thankfully our loyal friend Olly Smith has offered to lead as many of our Saturday sessions as he can, with gaps being filled by other supportive conductors. Our Wednesdays are perhaps more problematical and may be mostly unconducted for now, but we hope to find better solutions. If there is anybody out there who is looking to enhance their conducting skills by taking on the role of MD for our Wednesdays, or just leading an occasional session, we would be very pleased to hear from them! Lack of experience would not be a problem.
We welcome suitable invitations to perform jointly with other consorts or choirs.
For 2021/22 we have reduced our subscription to £40 (£25 SRP membership and £15 contribution to Branch expenses). Members automatically receive “The Recorder” magazine, normally 4 issues a year, without additional charge. Concessions for families will be considered on request. Those joining for the first time after 1st January are offered a reduced subscription.
Students and young players (under 30) can choose to join SRP nationally for £10 (£5 after 1st January) and would of course be very welcome to play with us when they can, subject to a visitor fee as below.
Regular players who are paying a full subscription to another Branch may be offered associate membership of Peterborough Branch at a reduced subscription.
Visitors fees are £5 per session (unfortunately we are no longer able to offer a reduction to visiting SRP members due to Gift Aid rules). We will credit visitor fees paid by new or previous members in the playing year, should they decide to join. The first session for potential new members is free.
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