Recorder Consort

Coordinator: Jean Pigden

Aims and Objectives of group: Playing for pleasure and in so doing hoping to improve our ensemble skills. We play music written or arranged for recorders usually in four
parts. Descant, treble, tenor and bass… Composers may be anywhere from 15th to 21st centuries.

Any expertise needed: Yes. Read music and play at roughly intermediate level (one line). Preferably an F and C instrument. Descant (C), Treble (F), Tenor (C), Bass (F).
Most people like to put in some practice between meetings (homework). (If there is need I am prepared to start a beginners/elementary level group).

Equipment needed: (rough cost) Recorder(s), music stand. Minimum cost about £25. - Most of us have 2/3/4 recorders and these can be relatively inexpensive plastic. Wooden
instruments are more expensive. Larger instruments are more expensive than smaller ones.

Maximum number in group: 9 (possible room for one more if already a fairly proficient player.)

Location, day and time of meetings: Leader’s home, 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, 10:00am – 1:00pm.

Brief description of a typical meeting: We aim to play five pieces 2 from our past repertoire and three in various stages of “work in progress.” We have a leisurely coffee
break at about 11.15. We occasionally play for U3A events (e.g. Christmas Concert) and occasionally contribute in charity concerts involving the U3A choir. Or other musicians.