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Rochester Chapter of the American Recorder Society Exhibit

August 09, 2013 at 12:42 PM

 American Recorder Society Exhibit

          Remember when your fourth or fifth grade music teacher handed out small plastic recorders and taught you and your classmates to screech out “Hot Cross Buns” and “French Folk Song”?  If that’s your only experience with a recorder, you will be astonished to discover the instrument’s rich history and wide range of voices, from the tiniest Garklein to the massive sub-subcontrabass, with eight others in between. 

        For nearly 50 years, the Rochester Chapter of the American Recorder Society has provided talented volunteer teachers who offer opportunities to participate in learning sessions, workshops, consorts, and performances.  Over one thousand years of musical tradition is kept alive through the efforts of nearly 40 members, who enjoy the dulcet tones of the recorder in genres from the earliest notated music through the most contemporary styles.

        ARS-Rochester is open to anyone interested in the recorder, regardless of  musical experience or ability.  The 2013-2014 season begins in September and culminates with a free public concert in May.  For more information, please visit or email

        We are privileged to have this fascinating collection of recorders on loan from ROCHARS from August 19 - 31 in the library display case! 








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