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 check our newsletter to learn all the details each month, including links to the music to be played. Meanwhile, if you have not yet renewed your PRS membership, don’t wait!  Click below to renew or join for the year.

A reminder: Click here to renew your membership or to become a member.

AT MENUCHA March 17-20, 2023
Registration opening November 19, 9:00 am
Click here to register for the 2023 CGEMR!
(Registration limited to 36 due to Covid distancing restrictions).

Click here to learn how to apply for a scholarship to attend the Retreat.

PRS Session: Sunday, December 4, 2022

Leader: Laua Kuhlman
Location: St. David of Wales, 2800 SE Harrison, St. Portland, OR
Time: 1:30 pm – 3:15 pm (note time change)
Note: In-person
Music: Watch here for the music to print out

PRS Upoming Sessions:
January 8, 2023: Daphne Mohr, Zoom (watch this site for the form to join if you are not a member of PRS and want to join via Zoom; more information to come)
February 5, 2023, Gayle Neuman, in person, David of St. Wales, Portland, OR
March 5, 2023, Laura Kuhlman, in person, David of St. Wales, Portland, OR

Click here for a welcome from our President, Susan Campbell.

Click for a welcome from our Music Director, Laura Kuhlman, including information about our in-person playing sessions.

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

Click here to access a list of locally generated recorder playing opportunities (some Zoom, some in-person).

Survey Results for In-Person Playing

Thank you to those who answered to our survey (28 responses) for holding in-person playing sessions in the 2022-23 season. Fully 43% of those who answered said yes they are ready to play in-person with their vaccinations. Only 4% said No and 18% said not sure. The remaining 36% were out of town and could not physically attend. So as we are just putting our fall dates together, we are encouraged to move ahead with in-person playing sessions in a new venue with improved parking and social distancing space. We hope all the concerned, busy and reluctant people will be able to join us!