Welcome to the 2018-2019 season of the Orange County Recorder Society.

We have ten exciting meetings planned for you, with a different professional conductor at each one. We are also planning a workshop for the spring. This is always a popular full-day event, drawing players from all over Southern California. See below. We’ll keep you posted as plans firm up.

If you’re new, you may attend one meeting for free and then we hope you will join. Returning members, please remember to pay your dues. The application is here.

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President’s Message

It is perhaps worth reflecting how fortunate we are in OCRS to have so many wonderful, talented conductors to lead us for each of our monthly meetings. Most ARS Chapters around the country have the same music director each month. This Season we will have 8 long-time favorites and 2 new, young, exciting Early Music professionals to lead us. This is all possible only if we have sufficient dues-paying members to support us. If you have not already paid your dues, be sure to complete the Membership Application so that we can send you the newsletter and notification of the music availability for the monthly meetings. And if you know of someone who plays recorder, why not bring them to the next meeting to introduce them to the joys of playing beautiful music together. Also, remember to save the date for our Recorder Workshop on Saturday, February 16th with Mark Davenport and Jennifer Carpenter.

Win Aldrich

Time to pay your dues!

A membership application is included here. Please pay your dues before or at the September meeting. Please include a completed membership application with your dues payment in order to provide OCRS with your up-to-date contact information and your election whether to print your own sheet music. If you intend to pay your dues in cash at the meeting, please complete the membership application and place it in an envelope with your money, write your name on the outside of the envelope, and then seal the envelope before giving it to the Treasurer. If paying by check at the meeting, please paper-clip or staple your check to your completed application. Alternatively, you may mail your dues check and completed application to the Treasurer at the address shown on the application. —Susan Mason, Treasurer

Save The Date
OCRS Recorder Workshop Saturday, February 16, 2019

We are pleased to announce that the OCRS Recorder Workshop will be held Saturday, February 16, 2019 again at The Trinity Episcopal Church, 2400 Canal Street, Orange, CA. We are fortunate to have two well-known and respected faculty – Jennifer Carpenter and Mark Davenport. Mark your calendars, more details and registration information will be coming shortly.


A chapter of the American Recorder Society, Orange County, California