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































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Join Valerie Horst at our December 14th Workshop

Music for the Season

Valerie will lead a joyful musical celebration of pieces written for Christmas, Chanukah, New Year's Day, and Twelfth Night written by Gabrieli, DuFay, Mendelssohn, and one poor anonymous composer who really hated winter.

valerie horstValerie Horst has an M.F.A. in Historical Performance from Sarah Lawrence College (studies in musicology with Richard Taruskin).  She is a longtime faculty member and Director Emerita of Amherst Early Music, a founding board member and former president of Early Music America, and former vice president of the American Recorder Society.  She has served for many years as music director of the Miami ARS chapter, and was a member of the Historical Performance faculty at the Mannes College of Music from 1982 to 2006.  A former member of Cappella Nova, she toured with the New York Chamber Soloists.


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.

The last meeting of 2017 will be on December 14, led by Valerie Horst.

The 2018 schedule is: January 25th, February 22nd, March 29th, April 26th, May 24th, June 28th, July 26th, August 23rd, and September 27th.

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.


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