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 emerged from the pandemic in September 2021, we found ourselves still lacking a Music Director. Thankfully our loyal friend Olly Smith continued to lead as many of our Saturday sessions as he could, with gaps being filled by other supportive conductors. Our Wednesdays continue to be officially unconducted for now, but we have found that natural leadership has emerged from the group. At our 2022 AGM we wanted to recognise Olly’s contribution by asking him to become our MD and we are honoured to say that he has accepted. We hope that this will raise the profile of the Branch.
We welcome suitable invitations to perform jointly with other consorts or choirs.
For 2021/22 and 2022/23 we reduced our subscription to £40 (£25 SRP membership and £15 contribution to Branch expenses). Unfortunately rising venue and other costs have forced us to increase our subs for 2023/24 to the more regular level of £50 (£25 SRP and £25 for 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.