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Vol.9 No. 4
December, 2015
The next PRS playing session is Friday, December 18th, 7:00pm.  
Come join us!
Be ready to play at 7:00pm sharp in Muir Hall of TaborSpace, 5441 SE Belmont  Ave., Portland, OR.  Bring instruments and music stands.  For more information, go to our

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All our conductors are available for private lessons and ensemble coaching.

  Please contact them directly for scheduling at the links below.

Laura Kuhlman

Vicki Boeckman

Phil Neuman

Gayle Neuman

Zoe Tokar

Notes from our Music Director
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...well, it has been since September if you are a shopper like me. Seems like stores are putting out Christmas offerings earlier and earlier. There is one thing I never get tired of and that is Christmas/Holiday music. Medieval to contemporary, I love it all.

I'm really looking forward to directing the PRS session on Friday, December 18! I know it will be dark and even possibly rainy. I know you have had a long week of work and wouldn't it be grand to snuggle up with a nice Pinot and binge watch your favorite TV show? No!! Grab your recorder and come play some music with your friends.

I'll bring a smattering of selections in a variety of styles that will range from the Renaissance to the 20th century.  We will play holiday favorites and some Winter solstice gems. We will try out an arrangement of Holiday tunes by LaNue Davenport and a peaceful Japanese tale of a moon and a ruined castle.

It's my "most wonderful time of the year" and I do hope you will join me at Tabor Space on Friday. Bring your recorders, your viols, your soft-ish double reeds and we will play and sing together. If you have a holiday favorite, feel free to bring it a long...with copies for all, of course!
See you all come
Friday, December 18, 7 p.m., Muir Hall on the first floor! Bring a stand light if you need more light!
Play on!
Laura Kuhlman

Upcoming Playing Sessions

Friday, December 18, 7 pm at Tabor Space - Laura Kuhlman leads
***SECOND FRIDAY***Friday, January 8, 7 pm at Tabor Space - Laura Kuhlman leads
Friday, February 19, 7 pm at Tabor Space - Vicki Boeckman leads 
Recorder Orchestra of Oregon Concert

With every note, the Recorder Orchestra of Oregon thrilled the audience and had them begging for more! Another triumphant concert presentation from the hard working, talented players of ROO. It was a pleasure and honor to stand before the orchestra as we played some holiday favorites with a little Mozart and Elgar thrown in for good measure. Congratulations to all.

However, we rest not on our laurels. We have a super concert lined up for the Spring, April 23rd to be exact. "From Josquin to Jazz" or "Bach to Broadway", we haven't decided yet on a catchy tag line but the music will be fun, fast and furious .

Rehearsals begin again on Monday, January 11, 2016. If you are interested in joining this merry band of recorder players, please contact me and we can arrange an audition. As Tony Bodet said, "We'll leave the light on for you" or for us: "We'll save a chair for you!"

Laura Kuhlman
Music Director, ROO

Yep, it's time to renew your PRS membership!
Don't forget to bring your checkbook!
Membership dollars pay our conductors, the room rental fees, and sheet music copying costs.  Please support our efforts to create a fun and educational non-profit organization!

If you are not a member, drop-in fees are $10 per playing session; your very first visit is free to try us out!
Portland Recorder Society membership includes:
~monthly playing sessions (Sept-May) coached by  professionals
~Discount to Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat
~Monthly e-mail newsletters
~Networking opportunities with like-minded musicians
Yearly dues are $40, additional donations welcomed and are tax deductible.  We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and qualifying organization for Oregon Cultural Trust donations!  This gives special tax advantages to Oregon tax payers. It allows a person who makes a donation to PRS to make a matching donation to the Oregon Cultural Trust (up to $1000) and get an equal tax credit on their Oregon state taxes.   This essentially makes the donation to the Oregon Cultural Trust free. For more information, go to to the OCF web site: www.culturaltrust.org. 
If none of your contact information has changed, you do not need to fill out another membership form.
Click  HERE  for a link to our membership registration form, or pick one up at the next playing session.  Please make checks out to "Portland Recorder Society".  You may mail your check and form if you choose to our treasurer, Robin Teitzel 9385 NW Murlea Lane, Portland, OR 97229


Winds and Waves Workshop
The 18th annual  Winds  and  Waves  Recorder Workshop is  April 30-May 2, 2016 , Saturday through Monday, with the Faculty Concert on Friday evening,  April 29 . Locations are the beautiful Sitka Center for the workshop and St. Peter the Fisherman Lutheran Church for the concert. Faculty are Frances Blaker, Letitia Berlin, Cléa Galhano and Sitka recorder resident, Alison Melville from Canada.
Workshop registration opens  Monday, January 11 at 8:30am . Tuition is $270 and includes one adult ticket to the faculty concert. General admission tickets to the concert ($15 adult and $5 student) will also be available through the Sitka Center. In addition, this year we are able to offer two Jeanne Lynch Memorial Scholarships. One will cover tuition and provide $150 toward living/travel expenses, and the second will just cover tuition. Information about how to apply will be on Sitka's website in January.
To register or for more information, go online or call Sitka at 
541-994-5485 . Space is limited to 45 participants. So please be aware that spaces are filled in the order received and registration fills up rapidly. Hope to see you in April!
Oregon Coast Recorder Society
Sitka Center for Art and Ecology
Corlu Collier, Director
56605 Sitka Drive  PMB 309
Otis, Oregon 97368
2226 N Coast Hwy,  Newport OR 97365

Upcoming Events and Concerts
PRS members are welcome to submit recorder/early music related items for this column.  Deadline is 7 days prior to the next PRS playing session.  Submit events to:   newsletter@portlandrecordersociety.org

Community Music Center: Early Music Ensembles
Phil and Gayle Neuman and Cindy Markham offer excellent sessions for recorders (all levels), voices, renaissance winds and mixed consorts (including strings!). Register online or at the center. For more information go online or call: 503-823-3177.
Saturday, Dec. 26th at 7:30pm AND Sunday, Dec. 27th at 3:00pm
"It fell on a holie eve" - The Oregon Renaissance Band performs early
music for Christmas and New Years.  13 of the Northwest's finest
renaissance musicians perform music by Palestrina, Holborne and many others on violin, viols, lute, sackbutts, dulcians, rackett, spinettino, portative organ and voices. 
Directed by Phil and Gayle Neuman.  
Admission: $15 general, $12 students, seniors, and members of EMGO:  www.emgo.org or www.philandgayleneuman.com,
write to pneumantartold@gmail.com or call 503-631-2973. 
Classified Ads
PRS members are welcome to submit recorder/early music related items for these ads.  Deadline is 7 days prior to the next PRS playing session.  Submit: newsletter@portlandrecordersociety.org
Sheet music for sale, never published before :  Baroque recorder music by Babell, Carissimi, Corelli (attrib.), Fede, Finch, Fiocco, Paisible, Rosier, Schickhardt, Steffani, Torri, and Vinci.  Edited and published by PRS member David Lasocki , recipient of the American Recorder Society's Distinguished Achievement Award.  Also books on recorder history.  Go to www.instantharmony.net.


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