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Monthly Meeting Dates for the NYRG regular season started on September 28th with Wendy Powers. The last of the 2017 dates was December 14th with Valerie Horst. You can view summaries of the music played at all sessions on our Archives page.

NYRG welcomed Martin Bernstein for its Playing Session on Thursday, February 15th.

Martin Bernstein

An attentive and appreciative group attended Larry Lipnik's session on Thursday evening, November 30th.

Larry group


The 2018 schedule is: March 29th, April 26th, May 24th, June 28th, and September 27th.

All dates are subject to change due to weather, etc. so check back regularly for confirmation and names of coaches. 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. WRG Meetings for the 2017-2018 season will be held on the following Mondays: Feb. 26, Mar. 26, Apr. 30, May 21 in 2018.   

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. 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:


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.

Recorder Mass Appeal As Part of "Make Music New York" for Fifth Year

NYRG and WRG Coach, Deborah Booth, again lead a recorder playing session so popular with recorder players Nd local residents at Straus Park as part of the Make Music NY Festival this June 21, 2017. It was a lovely evening with a turnout from all local ARS Chapters. The repertoire included a selection of pieces from the Renaissance, Baroque, and contemporary eras.

MMNY 2017


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."


EMNY Logo  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) Tel: 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.