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 28, 2016
2 - 5 pm
Olivet Congregational Church
St. Paul, Minnesota
This is our last rehearsal for our Play the Recorder
Day concert. You are welcome to come to the meeting even if you
do not plan to play the concert. For those who missed the January
meeting but would like to practice in advance, the ARS
Play the Recorder Month page has a link to the ARS official
selection, "Steamed Bass and Fischmaul".
Time permitting, at the same Sunday afternoon meeting we will play
an arrangement of a symphony by mid 18th-century composer William
Boyce. Boyce is recognized in Western music history as one of the
composers who brought the symphony into the form that would dominate
music for the next 150 years from Mozart to Mahler.
Bring a music stand if you have
one. Click here for more information about our meetings.
Complete schedule of 2015-2016
Saturday, March 12, 10 AM
Play the Reorder Day Concert
Public Library, West Saint Paul
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