Our Mission

To bring together Metro New York City area recorder players to make music in a friendly, supportive environment.
































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Happy New Year

First Playing Session of the New Year
January 25th

Deborah BoothNYRG Music Director, Deborah Booth, will lead a Welcome-the New-Year session on January 25th. The balance of the sessions will be led by Martin Bernstein on February 15th, Rachel Begley on March 29th, Ruth Cunningham on April 26th, and Nina Stern on May 24th. There will be sessions on June 28th and September 27th; session leaders to be announced. More information coming soon!


All monthly sessions are held at 6:30 PM at All Souls Unitarian Church, 1157 Lexington Avenue, at the corner of 80th St. Doors open at 6:30 PM.  Downbeat is at 6:45 PM SHARP.

NYRG Meeting Fees:
$12 per meeting for members
$15 per meeting for non-members


Visit our new Archives Page to keep up with all of the music played at our Monthly Meetings. Music listings of workshops and other events will be added as they occur.

Inaugural Meeting of the NYRG Brings Together the New York Recorder Community

NYRG 1st Meeting

Recorder players, teachers, friends and family from across the NY Metro Area assembled on June 29th for the inaugural meeting of the New York Recorder Guild.


Deborah & LouiseNYRG Music Director and WRG Coach, Deborah Booth performed an all-Telemann program at a GEMS Concert on October 5, 2017 with Louise Shulman to a full house in the beautiful chapel of St. Bartholomew's on Park Avenue. This program offered some of Telemann's lesser known and later works from Der getreue Music-Meister (Germany's first music periodical) and also the 1752 print of bolder and more original duo pieces which survived in the Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale in Bologna.

Deborah and Louise performed as part of an on-going series: Midtown Concerts; lunchtime performances of music of the 18th century and earlier at The Chapel at St. Bartholomew's Church, 50th St. and Park Avenue. Time: 1:15-2:00 pm. All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary. For more information, visit www.gemsny.org.


Musica Viva NY

Musica VivaMusica Viva NY is a chamber choir driven by a desire to share the transcendent power of choral and instrumental music. All concerts are hosted byAll Souls Church, the organization which graciously provides our meeting space. For program information and performance dates, visit their website at http://musicaviva.org


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