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. Please go to our "Join Us!" page for our membership form.
Play with us!
Although our monthly playing sessions are usually held at Zion Lutheran Church, our June session will be held at Epworth Methodist Church, 1953 HOPKINS STREET, BERKELEY CA. Monthly playing meetings are normally held on the first Friday of the month in Oakland, September through June (except bi-annually when the Berkeley Fesival is held, in which case our last playing session is May). Join us June 7th at 7:30 under the baton of Frances Blaker. Frances says about the music: I will present a selection of pieces by four of England’s greatest composers. The two pieces representing the outer limits of my chosen time span are John Dunstable’s “O Rosa Bella”, found in an Italian manuscript from the 1440s, and Henry Purcell’s Pavan from the 17th century. In between we find a couple of jaunty renaissance works: “Who Likes to Love” by William Byrd and Sir John Souch, his Galliard by John Dowland.
Frances Blaker earned pedagogy and performance degrees in recorder from the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music in Copenhagen. She performs as a soloist and in ensembles including Vermillian Trio and Farallon Recorder Quartet. She is the author of "The Recorder Player's Companion" and the "Opening Measures" column in American Recorder Magazine.
Frances can be heard on the Disc Continuo series of play-along recordings. She has taught at several Fall and Summer Toots and is on the Executive Advisory Board of Amherst Early Music.
Susan Jaffe, President