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.

The CDC has said it is safe for fully vaccinated people to be indoors together without masks, so we will be holding our first playing session September 12 at 2 pm for all fully vaccinated folks! We’ve reserved extra time for a short business meeting, a long playing session and a potluck meal, plus time to say hello to all our old friends and meet some new ones.

And here’s another bit of good news: PRS has moved to a new venue: St. David of Wales Episcopal Church, centrally located at 2800 SE Harrison St., Portland, OR 97214. The church’s Community Room is large and spacious and comes with an adjacent kitchen for our use. The church parking lot provides ample parking.

Join our PRS Playing Sessions for 2021-2022!

We are concerned first and foremost with the safety of all our members and will be following CDC guidelines very carefully.  To comply with CDC recommendations, we have established the following guidelines:

• Only fully vaccinated people may attend; for your first playing session, you will be required to show proof of vaccination (vaccination card, or photo of card).

• You only need to show proof of vaccination once; for all future sessions, you will just need to sign in each time you come.

• You will need to wear a mask upon entering St. David’s; please keep your mask on until you enter the community room, at which time you can remove it.

A reminder: this month begins our fiscal year, so you can renew your membership online starting now! Click here to renew your membership or become a member! 

Upcoming PRS Sessions 2021-2022

Watch this site to learn about the PRS 2021-2022 playing sessions! (The September meeting is the second Sunday of the month, but further sessions will be the first Sunday of the month.) All sessions start at 2 pm, Portland US west coast time, at St David of Wales, 2800 SE Harrison St. Portland, Oregon 97214.

September 12: Business meeting, playing session and Potluck, 2:00-5:00 pm

October 3: Playing session, 2:00 pm

November 7: Playing session, 2:00 pm

December 8: Playing session, 2:00 pm

The music played at past sessions is always available to download. Scroll up to the main menu and go to Resources>PRS Music Archive or Click Here.

Playing Opportunities with Social Distancing

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