Welcome! We hope you’ll join us soon in convivial music-making.
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 first monthly playing session for the 2014/2015 season will be Friday evening September 5th at Zion Lutheran Church, 5201 Park Blvd., Oakland with Greg Ingles (see below).
Greg Ingles attended the Interlochen Arts Academy and went on to graduate from the Oberlin Conservatory. Two days after graduation Greg won the position of Solo Trombone in the Hofer Symphoniker in Hof, Germany. He returned to the United States and completed both a Master’s and Doctoral degree in trombone performance at SUNY Stony Brook, specializing in historic performance. Greg is a member of Piffaro and Ciaramella and has played with such ensembles as the American Bach Soloists, Chatham Baroque, Concerto Palatino, and Tafelmusik. He is Music Director of the Dark Horse Consort, an ensemble devoted to rarely performed brass music of the 17th century. He recently played with the Globe Theater in their Broadway debut. Greg was the adjunct trombone professor at Hofstra University for over a decade and is currently the Lecturer in Sackbut at Boston University. He teaches sackbut at the Madison Early Music Festival each summer.
Susan Jaffe, President