the Twin Cities Recorder Guild (TCRG)
The Twin Cities Recorder Guild (TCRG),
based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, is a chapter of the American
Recorder Society. It is a non-profit organization with the goal of supporting
and encouraging recorder playing in our community. We provide opportunities
for members to play together and to learn
more about recorder playing, and we share recorder and early music with
the community through performances, workshops, and a newsletter.
We have monthly meetings (September
- May) for recorder players of all ages and levels; they include group
playing, a presentation by our music director or guest, socializing, and
an opportunity to buy music and instruments. For summer playing opportunities,
check with the president. Members
occasionally organize sessions at various times over the summer. Ask for
your name to be included on the notification list.
We produce a newsletter, maintain a lending
library of recorder music & instruments, and sponsor
recorder and early music workshops and performances.
Notice to school teachers: Members of TCRG are available
to come to your school and demonstrate recorders of all sizes, answer
questions, and play a variety of music in a recorder ensemble. Contact
Barbara Aslakson (952-545-3178)
or Jean Allison Olson.
February 19, 2017
2 - 5 pm
Olivet Congregational Church
St. Paul, Minnesota
At the February meeting we will continue working on
selections that we will play on March 4 for our Play-the-Recorder
Month performance at Wentworth
Please come to the meetings and play along even if
you're not performing. Everyone is always welcome, and it works
fine every year to have the large group play together on Sunday
afternoons and a slightly smaller group to play on Play-the-Recorder
Compositions to be rehearsed include "Green grow the rushes,
O!" (an abbreviated version from our September "Everything
Green" mini-workshop. In addition, we will work diligently
on this year's Play-the-Recorder Month chosen selection, "Waltz"
by by James Chaudoir, which is available on the ARS
website for members.We will also play some arrangements of Playford
dances and a set of Baroque works.
Bring a music stand if you have
one. Click here for more information about our meetings.
Complete schedule of 2016-2017
Free Beginners' Group at every TCRG
The Beginners' Group is led by Jean Allison Olson and is open to
anyone who is new to the recorder or wants to review skills or learn
a different size recorder. Please tell us when you arrive if you
want to take advantage of this opportunity. The group meets for
about an hour during each meeting.
Small Group Formation
TCRG offers the opportunity to form small groups apart from the
If you are interested, send your choice for type of music and
area preferred to the president.
OTHER PLAYING OPPORTUNITIES