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 2021-2022

All 2022 sessions start at 2 pm, Portland US west coast time via Zoom.

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

February 6, 2:00 pm PST via Zoom, with Anne Timberlake; Click here to register for the meeting. People who register will receive the zoom link Saturday Feb. 5 via email and
a reminder 2 hours before the meeting.
Registration will be removed from this site Friday, February 4, 2022 at 5:00 pm. 
Click here to download the music before the meeting at any time.

Anne Timberlake

Joyful Noise: Five Ways to Improve Your Sound

One of the most compelling things about the recorder is its sound – hauntingly  clear, beautifully supple.  But achieving that beautiful tone is not easy. In this  hybrid session, blending informative instruction with specially selected repertoire,  we’ll explore five techniques for improving tone and how we can use them to deepen our enjoyment of the music we love. —Anne Timberlake—

March 6th, 2:00 pm PST via Zoom: Ensemble playing with Oregon Renaissance Trio

Our March meeting will be our final one for the 2021-2022 year. We will be planning the next year, so stay tuned and watch this site and look for our newsletters. Check our “Playing Opportunities with Social Distancing” below for links to other opportunities to enjoy your recorders!

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 free recorder playing opportunities online!