Welcome!

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.

A reminder: Click here to renew your membership, become a member or join for one session.

Upcoming PRS Sessions 2022-2023

All 2022 sessions start at 2 pm, Portland US west coast time via Zoom. Watch this site for information about the first playing session of the next year in September, 2022.

January 9: Large ensemble playing with Sarah Jeffery, Click here for a link to the Chat from the meeting with Sarah that contained many links!

Our March 13, 2022, online playing session will mark the end of the PRS playing session year. The Board will continue their work of dreaming up new and exciting opportunities for all of you this coming Fall. Our final playing session was led by Portland’s own early music trio, Dulcina: Gayle Neuman, Laura Kuhlman and Phil Neuman. Our playing session for March 13 was titled: “20 by 20: Twentieth century music from 20 degrees of Latitude.” 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.

Check our “Playing Opportunities with Social Distancing” below for links to other opportunities to enjoy your recorder.


Playing Opportunities with Social Distancing

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