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The Portland Recorder Society is a chapter of the American Recorder Society and a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Founded in 2007, the chapter holds monthly recorder orchestra rehearsals for amateurs, publishes an email newsletter, and hosts an annual music workshop, The Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat. Members bring "recorder appreciation" to all.

Welcome Early Music Enthusiasts!


Join our Playing Sessions!


  The Portland Recorder Society gathers for large ensemble playing sessions most third Fridays of the month at 7:00 pm, September through May.  Each session is led by a professional conductor with music provided.  All playing levels are welcomed and all sizes of recorders from contrabass to sopranino are needed.  Other “recorder-friendly” instruments such as viol […]

Who We Are


The Portland Recorder Society is made up of enthusiastic amateur recorder players at all levels of experience. If you played soprano recorder in grade school, or if you have a great bass at the ready in your living room, you can join us! Our mission is to share the joy of making music together, promote […]

Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat


The 2016 Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat is April 1-4, 2016 at the Menucha Retreat Center, in Corbett, Oregon. Imagine a long weekend filled with music-making, camaraderie, good food, and a beautiful setting in nature, and you are already having dreams of attending the Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat.  Located just 20 miles east of […]