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Welcome! We hope you’ll join us soon in convivial music-making.


Join Us!

The East Bay Recorder Society (EBRS) is an association of recorder enthusiasts in the San Francisco Bay area. Recorder players from beginning to advanced levels are invited to join, to play music together and to learn more about the recorder with a different professional conductor each month (September-May or June). Please go to our "Join Us!" page for our membership form.


Download our Gig Book:

The East Bay Recorder Society makes this work available to the recorder community in commemoration of Eileen Hadidian.  It may be used freely for any non-commercial purpose.  This compilation of accessible music for amateur ensembles includes duets, trios, quartets and a quintet drawn from a wide variety of public domain sources, selected, edited and arranged by Eileen Hadidian.  Frances Feldon, Richard Geisler and Fred Palmer also contributed arrangements to the book.  The music comes from different cultural traditions and time periods, including Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque, American folk and spirituals, Celtic tunes. The download can be achieved by clicking on the image or link to the right.


Our first special event of the 2014/2015 season will be a a collegium workshop Saturday, October 25th in Albany led by Frances Blaker with fuller information and the downloadable registration form (together with a map) available on our "Special Events" page. Please see that page for some other season's dates.


Play with us!

Our second monthly playing session for the 2014/2015 season will be Friday evening October 3rd at Zion Lutheran Church, 5201 Park Blvd., Oakland with Hanneke van Proosdij (see below).

Hanneke van Proosdij

Hanneke van Proosdij performs regularly as soloist and continuo specialist and is principal early keyboard player with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Festspiel Orchester Goettingen and Voices of Music, She has appeared regularly with Hesperion XX, Concerto Palatino, Magnificat, American Bach Soloists. Concerto Koln, Chanticleer, LA Phil, Dallas Symphony, Gewandhaus Orchester and the Arcadian Academy. She received her solo and teaching diplomas from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague where she studied recorder, harpsichord and composition.
Together with her husband David Tayler, Hanneke cofounded and codirects Voices of Music  (www.voicesofmusic.org). With over  fourteen million
viewers worldwide, Voices of Music is the most popular Early Music ensemble in the United States. Hanneke is a cofounder of the Junior Recorder Society in the East Bay and directs, together with Rotem Gilbert, the SFEMS Recorder Workshop. She has recorded over seventy discs for Magnatune, BIS, Koch, Musica Omnia, Carus, AVIE, Accent and Delos. Hanneke teaches recorder at UC
Berkeley and has been guest professor at Stanford, Oberlin, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, University of Wisconsin and the University of Vermont. Hanneke enjoys reading books, downhill skiing and hiking.



Susan Jaffe

Susan Jaffe, President

Gig Book link

Click here for our Gig Book.


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