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Celestial Harmonies:
Music for the Universe

An Orange County Recorder Society Workshop
with Greta Haug-Hryciw and Miyo Aoki
Saturday, February 22, 2020

Trinity Episcopal Church,
2400 Canal Street in Orange, California

From Pythagoras, the ancient Greek philosopher who hypothesized that the cosmos was a huge, harmonic instrument, to the Renaissance man, Johannes Kepler, who described the harmonies of the spheres, humans have always seen a link between music and astronomy. Join us as we venture into a musical universe of celestial harmonies!

Download the flyer and registration form:
OCRS Workshop2020form

• Registration & Coffee: 9:00 a.m.
• Workshop: 9:30 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
• Refreshments & Lunch will be provided

Small-group, ability-level sessions will be taught by both clinicians; and they will switch groups so that everyone will have the opportunity to benefit from both of them. There will also be a full group (tutti) orchestra session.

Workshop session schedule, directions and music will be sent by email to all participants a few days prior to the workshop. Please print and bring your music.

Starting January 8, 2020
Recorders Plus Workshop

The Recorders Plus Workshop (performing as La Mer Consort) will start its next session on January 8, 2020. The class is directed by Brenda Bittner and meets as part of Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Please get in touch with Brenda for details (310-378-8750 or

Participant level is intermediate/advanced but beginners who read music can be accommodated. Please join us for a fun time playing early music on recorder.

March 20-23, 2020
Portland Recorder Society presents
Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat

WHAT: Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat (CGEMR)

WHEN:  March 20-23, 2020

WHERE: Menucha Retreat and Conference Center, Corbett, Oregon, about 20 miles east of Portland.

WHO: Guest Faculty: Rotem Gilbert and Joan Kimball 

Core Faculty: Vicki Boeckman, Gayle and Phil Neuman, Laura Kuhlman. Go here for their bios!

For intermediate to advanced players of: recorders, Renaissance winds, and strings.

For more information, visit our website.

Registration opens on Oct. 19th, 2019 at 8 am

Use the online form located on the CGEMR registration page 

 Early Bird Registration fee (basic): $479

REGISTRATION AND COST: Early Bird Registration is $479 for tuition, room and board (additional private and semi-private rooms available for extra cost). Early Bird

Registration opens October 19th at 8am. Early Bird rates end December 1st ($579 thereafter). The private rooms in Creevey Commons and Wright Hall fill to capacity very quickly, so act promptly to secure these rooms! You can see housing details at, and register online there starting Oct. 19th at 8am.  Payment will be accepted via credit card, debit card, or check.

CLASSES this year will include many exciting options! Expect works with music for recorders, Renaissance winds, and strings.

EVENING EVENTS will include all participants in an orchestra, a Faculty Concert, English Country Dancing, informal playing groups and other activities.

GO TO the PRS website ( for information about:

  • Faculty (Guest and Core Faculty)
  • Location, housing and meals
  • Registration
  • Schedule and Classes (Detailed class topics will be sent to you for your choices in advance of the workshop)
  • Travel information
  • Tuition, Accommodations and Fees

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