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.
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
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 10:30 am
Library, 199 E Wentworth
Ave, West Saint Paul
Sunday, March 16, 2014
2 - 5 pm
Olivet Congregational Church
St. Paul, Minnesota
In case of iffy driving conditions, we suggest you check
with our president.
At the January and February meetings
we will rehearse for our Play-the-Recorder concert. Please join
us in January and February even if you cannot play in the concert.
Among the selections are Walther's Intrada on "Ein feste burg,"
three favorite dances by Susato, "Hullabaloo Belay" and
"Bushes and Briars," two wedding dances by Telemann, and
"A Little Suite" by Peter Crossley-Holland.
March 15: Play-the-Recorder concert at Wentworth
Library inWest Saint Paul. Performers meet at 10 am, concert
begins at 10:30 am.
March 16: Regular meeting
Saturday, April 19, 1-4 pm: Workshop with Vicki
Boeckman, a well-known teacher and professional recorder
player from the Seattle area. Location: the Baroque
Room, 275 East 4th St., downtown Saint Paul. Cost for workshop
+ concert is $35 for TCRG members, $45 for non-members, and $20
for students, with scholarships available. Stay tuned for more information
or sign up for our newsletter.
Saturday, April 19, 7:30 PM Concert
with Clea Galhano and Vicki Boeckman, recorders, at the Baroque
Bring a music stand if you have
one. Click here for more information about our meetings.
Complete schedule of 2013-2014
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
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