The Highland Park Recorder Society presents Irish Musical Traditions

In honor of Early Music Month, Play the Recorder Month, the month for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and Irish culture, and the 36th anniversary year of the Highland Park Recorder Society (HPRS) we invite you to participate in playing sessions and rehearsals for Irish Musical Traditions.

2023 Irish Musical Traditions Concert Poster

Rehearsals are on Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. EST, with a 10-minute break approx. 8:00 – 8:10. Meet and Greet, snack, juice, and a chance to catch up with and make new friends.

  • February 2, 2023
  • February 16
  • February 23
  • March 16, 2023
  • March 23
  • March 24 – Dress Rehearsal

Concert – Saturday, March 25, 2023, approx. 7:30 – 9:30 with an intermission

Location – Reformed Church of Highland Park, NJ, 19-21 South Second Ave., Highland Park, NJ Take Rte. 27/Raritan Ave to South 2nd, go one block to Magnolia, go left onto Magnolia and go past a white house, left into a driveway to a spacious parking lot, and enter the back of the church. Rehearsals are in the Quilt Room, 1st door on your right as you enter.

Playing Fees: $10 per class

Professional artists will be paid $200 for attending at least two rehearsals, the Dress Rehearsal and the concert. Players of recorders and strings are welcome.

Music Director: Nathan Bishop, classically trained violinist, violist, Irish fiddler, and conductor Graduate of Mason Gross School of the Arts in Music, Magna cum Laude.

Covid Precautions: You need to have been vaccinated and boosted, and only attend if you are symptom-free. Masks are encouraged, except while playing wind instruments. Social distancing will be attempted. Air filters may be used. If you don’t feel well, please stay home.

For more information, email Donna Messer

If you are interested, please email Donna Messer, print out the Declaration of Intent to Participate Form, fill it out and bring it to the next rehearsal.

Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners
Through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.