Morning Song, Evening Hymn: Music To Awaken And Inspire
12:00 PM Sunday, June 5
BAMPFA (Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive)
2155 Center St, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720
Bring your friends and family! The Junior Recorder Society and Barbary Coast Recorder Orchestra present a free concert on all sizes of recorders. The JRS, now in its 19th year, is directed by Louise Carslake and Hanneke van Proosdij. Children age 7 – 16 will play a variety of recorder ensemble music. The 35-member BCRO, now in its fifth year, will be conducted by BCRO directors Frances Feldon and Greta Hryciw. Music by Bach, Grieg, Isaac, Lully, Purcell, Senfl and more! JRS and BCRO are educational outreach programs of Voices of Music.
Junior Recorder Society: Louise Carslake and Hanneke van Proosdij, directors
Barbary Coast Recorder Orchestra: Frances Feldon and Greta Hryciw, directors
View the program here.
The Junior Recorder Society was founded in 1997 to provide a venue for children to have access to music by playing the recorder, beyond their weekly recorder lessons. Co-founders Louise Carslake and Hanneke van Proosdij grew up in England and The Netherlands where, as children, they had the opportunity to play the recorder in an ensemble and discover the joys and satisfaction of creating beautiful music with and for their friends. Their goal is to offer the same opportunities to young recorder players in the East Bay. Besides playing the wide and diverse repertoire for recorder ensemble, we explore music through improvisation and composition, listening and movement games. Members of the Junior Recorder Society are able to borrow the larger sizes of instruments for use in the ensembles. The program is aimed at children from third through tenth grade and they are placed according to age and ability in different ensembles. The JRS first started as an affiliate of SFEMS with the help of SFEMS, the American Recorder Society and the East Bay Chapter of the American Recorder Society, and in 2006 the JRS became an outreach program of Voices of Music. Most children stay five years in our program, some even as much as ten years.
The Barbary Coast Recorder Orchestra (BCRO), directed by Frances Feldon and Greta Hryciw, is a recorder orchestra in the San Francisco Bay Area now in its fifth year. It is an educational outreach program of Voices of Music.
BCRO is a “democratic” recorder orchestra in which all its invited members participate equally from soprano to bass.
BCRO’s name references historic 19th-century San Francisco, evokes a flavor of diversity, and imparts one of its objectives: to perform unconventional works for recorder orchestra, including contemporary repertoire, pop and jazz arrangements, and newly-commissioned works. The recorder orchestra also plays earlier repertoire from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque in arrangements giving voice to the unique sounds of the recorder orchestra. BCRO led a successful fundraising campaign to purchase a subcontra bass recorder for use in the orchestra last year. The subcontra bass recorder, only a few exist in the world today, fills out and beautifies the recorder orchestra sound by adding great presence to a fine large bass section.
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