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Rachel Begley led the May Session

Rachel Begley Conducts

David Hurd conducted the April Session

David Hurd session

Larry Lipnik led the March Session

Larry Lipnik 3-2019

Susan Hellauer conducted the February session

Feb 2019 meeting


Gala Celebration & Performance

June 28, 2018

NYRG's Season End Extravaganza


The Advanced Ensemble: John Forster, Stephen Bloch, Deborah Peters, Wendy Steiner, Nancy Hathaway and David Hurd.
The Fifth Street Consort: Natalie Lebert, Gloria Brandman, Judy Von Foerster, Ben Frisch
The Loud Band: Robert Sterner, Stephen Bloch, Deborah Peters.

Visit our Archives page for program and repetoire listings.


The festive evening was led by NYRG Music Director Deborah Booth, featuring consort performances, tutti playing, cake, bubbly and lots of fun!

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The 2019 season finale is: Thursday, June 20, 2019.

The 2019-2020 schedule is September 26, October 24, November 21, December 19, January 23, 2020, February 27, March 26, April 30, May 28, June 18. All meeting dates are Thursday evenings. Mark you calendar now.

All dates are subject to change due to weather, etc. so check back regularly for confirmation and more information. All monthly sessions are held at 6:30 PM at All Souls Unitarian Church, 1157 Lexington Avenue, at the corner of 80th St.


Local Chapter Meetings

The Westchester Recorder Guild invites all NYRG members to join their playing sessions. First meeting of the 2018 season is September 24th. Meetings are held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 197 Manville Road, Pleasantville, NY. For more information visit the WRG website at

Recorder Society of Connecticut invites all New York Recorder Guild members to join their playing sessions. The Saturday playing meetings are from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, including two playing sessions and a refreshment break. First playing session of the 2018-2019 season is on September 8th, coached by Susan Iadone. The participation fee is $15. For more information and directions visit the: RSC website.

Bergen County Chapter ARS invites NYRG members to join their playing sessions. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at: Congregation Adas Emuno, 254 Broad Avenue, Leonia, NJ 07605. There is a $10.00 suggested donation for non-members. To subscribe to their newsletter, contact For more information visit their website at:

Eastern Connecticut Recorder Society, led by Music Director, Bruce Larkin, meets monthly at Connecticut Forest & Park Association, 16 Meriden Road, Rockfall, CT 06418. Their first meeting is on September 8th. For more information, visit their website at

Recorder Society of Long Island, led by Music Director, Rachel Begley meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month, September through May, at 9:30 AM with break for coffee, conversation and treats (often home-baked), and session ending at 12:30 PM. These sessions are directed by recorder and early music professionals. RSLI has a large library of music, music-related books, and instruments. For more information, visit their website at


Concerts and Happenings in the New York Area

Here is a list of the major venues and sponsoring organizations for early music events in the greater New York Metropolitan area, together with their websites, which provide concert schedules, contact and ticket information. Comments, suggestions and corrections are always welcome! Contact webmaster Carol Scafati.

GemsGOTHAM EARLY MUSIC SCENE (GEMS) is dedicated to the promotion and advancement of early music in New York City and serves professional and amateur performers and ensembles, church organizations, audiences and enthusiasts. Get on their mailing list and receive On the Scene which features current New York performances of early music. Call: 212-866-0468 or E-mail.

Visit the new online homes for Salon/Sanctuary Concerts maintained by Artistic Director Jessica Gould, GEMS Live!, Nina Stern's educational program S'Cool Sounds, and Sinfonia New York created by Artistic Director Christine Gummere.

nearsayGEMS has also subscribed to a new web-based event listing service called Nearsay. They have a good, useful site that keeps people informed about events of interest in their own neighborhoods. Pay them a visit, and look for GEMS presence in Arts & Culture, Night Life, and Upper West Side.


Musica Viva logoMusica Viva NY, The Joy of Choral Music performed in an intimate space.

Musica 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


Concerts are at 4 pm at Corpus Christi Church, 529 West 121st Street, New York, NY 10027
Contact: e-mail; Telephone: 212-666-9266 Fax: 212-666-9266. See website for additional information. "Music Before 1800 is the longest-running early music concert series in New York City. We have been presenting vocal and instrumental chamber music at Corpus Christi Church for twenty-eight years, with programs of sacred and secular music ranging from Medieval to early Classical."


Parthenia, A Consort of Viols

Parthenia logoVisit their website at for information on the upcoming season of this wonderful group. Larry Lipnik will be leading the NYRG playing session in March 2019.


EMNY Logo  The Grand Tour. In centuries past, people of means would devote a year or more to THE GRAND TOUR, traveling throughout Europe to broaden their appreciation of art, culture and western civilization. This season, Frederick Renz guides Early Music New York in its own version of THE GRAND TOUR.For upcoming schedule and more information visit




Miller Theatre    MILLER THEATRE OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS.     Concerts at Church of St. Mary the Virgin and other NYC venues. website for additional information and to order tickets on line.


Bach VespersBACH VESPERS AT HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, corner of 65th Street and Central Park West. (free-will offering) Telephone: 212.877.6815. See website for details of their new season.


REBEL concerts take place at various Metro area venues. The Musica Antiqua Nova Series takes place at the Bedford Presbyterian Church Village Green (junction, Rt. 22 / Rt. 172). Performance schedule and details at their website. Phone: 914-734-9537 ; E-mail


THE CLOISTERS, Fort Tryon Park, New York, NY 10040. Concerts are held in the The Fuentidueña Chapel. Check the Metropolitan Museum events website.
Or call the Cloisters at (212) 650-2290 for information and to purchase tickets in advance.

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