A picture of 14 different soprano, alto, tenor and bass recorders.
A collection of soprano, alto, tenor and bass recorders.

The Portland Recorder Society is a non-profit membership organization that promotes the pleasures of recorder playing. The recorder is a serious instrument with sizes and voices in every octave. Furthermore the recorder is a gateway to many forms of early to modern music and especially the delights of playing in social groups.

Portland Recorder Society members and guests play together monthly on the 1st Sunday of each month, with some exceptions (summer). Look here or to our newsletter to learn all the details each month, currently though zoom, including links to register for each session and to the music to be played. Click here to read our President’s Message about our playing sessions this year. Meanwhile, if you have not yet renewed your PRS membership, don’t wait!  Click below to renew, join for the year or join for just one session.

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Upcoming PRS Session Summer: Sunday, July 24th, 2022

Where: St David of Wales, 2800 SE Harrison St, Portland, OR

When: Sunday July 24th, 2:00 – 5:00 pm

Hello friends! The Board of the Portland Recorder Society is inviting you to join us on Sunday, July 24th at St David of Wales, from 2:00 – 5:00 pm, for our first in-person playing session in over two years! We are very excited to offer this opportunity to all members of PRS and anyone that wants to join us, FREE of charge regardless of membership status.

We of course will be following COVID protocols of wearing a mask except while playing. If you play strings, you are welcome to wear your mask all the time. You must have been vaccinated and at least one booster to attend.

We will be gathering at St David of Wales, 2800 SE Harrison, Portland. There is plenty of parking. We will gather in the very large community room with easy access through the side door of the parking lot. No stairs! There will be plenty of room to spread out. Doors and windows will be open to circulate the air.

The playing session will begin at 2:00 pm and last until 5:00 pm. I will lead us through music about Spring and Summer by some of my favorite composers like Machaut, Playford, Weelkes, and more. If there is a tune you have been aching to play, drop me an email and I will see about making copies for us. This lively session is open to all levels of players on all instruments: recorders, double reeds, strings, accordion, melodica, bagpipes…you name it, it is welcome.

Do tell your friends if they are not members. Better yet, offer to pick them up and bring them with you. If you have any questions, please drop me an email. PRS membership not required and will be pitched at A=440.

Looking forward to seeing you!

All the best, Laura Kuhlman, Music Director

The PRS Board cares greatly for all of its members and would like you to help guide us as we plan for the coming PRS season. Watch your e-mail in the coming weeks for a short, 2-question survey that we would love your feedback on! Our members are what makes PRS so great, and we want you to help us maintain that standard for all PRS members!

Playing Opportunities with Social Distancing

Click here to access a list of free recorder playing opportunities online!