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Vol.9 No. 8
May, 2016
The next PRS playing session is Friday,
September 16th, 7:00pm.
Come join us!
Be ready to play at 7:00pm sharp in the basement  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

Come One, Come All!
Member's Night
Variety Show

We're celebrating your talent!
Ten fabulous acts!

Bring fingerfood to share
Drinks provided

Friday, May 20, 2016
7:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Shout House Theatre
210 SE Madison St #11, Portland
Upcoming Playing Sessions
Happy summer break!  See you in September!
PRS Membership
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 to David Solet, Co-Treasurer, 5323 NE 29th Ave, Portland, OR 97211.

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.  Please 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. Register online or at CMC. For more information go online or call: 503-823-3177.

Kyuquot Sound Recorder Workshop  Sept. 7-11, 2016 
Faculty: Matthias Maute & Sophie Larivière 
Classes: Early Baroque, Contemporary and more! 
Location: Kyuquot Inn, Walter's Cove, Vancouver Island. B.C., Canada 
Contact:  Nancy Gorbman, Director  (206-852-4762);                      

Enjoy a unique wilderness and enriching workshop experience in Kyuquot, B.C. at the Kyuquot Inn (see our web-site:
www.kyuquotinn.com ), a beautiful beachfront property located on an island near a remote native village.  We have internationally acclaimed faculty from Montreal, who have made numerous concert tours and many recordings on the Analekta label, of the innovative "Ensemble Caprice", recipient of the JUNO award, to teach a variety of interesting classes for upper-intermediate to advanced level players. Take a boat-ride to a nearby island for a beach walk, stunning mountain and ocean views.  Delicious meals catered by Eric Jay Gorbman Catering Company.  This workshop is only offered every two years.

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

A brief note....We are very happy with our email marketing service, Constant Contact. If you should sign up with them, tell them we sent you and you'll help support the PRS non-profit organization, and get a credit yourself! Thank you!