In the Recorder Group we aim to play music which we like, and to improve our playing. We welcome new members, with a wide range of abilities, and coaching is available. Several of our members were new to the recorder, and others have returned to it for the first time since leaving primary school! The main needs are to be able to read music (the treble clef) and to have reasonably nimble hands.
At the end of 2019 we had 15 members, with plenty of room for more at our meeting place in the Old School Room at Edingley. We have members playing the whole range of recorders from descant to bass – and occasionally the tiny sopranino.
We have played three times at the main U3A monthly meeting, and in December 2017 we also played in the “Carols for Everyone” concert in Southwell Minster. We’ve also played carols for small groups, and we hope to get some other invitations to provide musical entertainment in 2019.
We choose our music carefully, for enjoyment and to suit our abilities. It ranges from Tudor times through to a new piece written for us, and includes dance tunes, folk songs, carols and more serious music.
We meet twice each month, usually on the second Wednesday and fourth Thursday, from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm. There is a small charge for membership of the Group, to pay for the use of the Old School Room.