2024 Consort Studio

Great news! New Program – Consort Studio

The HPRS is offering a Consort Studio, the opportunity to join, rehearse, study and perform the lead alto part of select Baroque trio sonatas accompanied by an in-person professional consort. Open to all!

Steven Russell We will meet on the second Saturday afternoon of the month, January through June 2024, for the Consort Institute. These events, will be led by conductor and recorder player, Steven Russell. (Read Steven’s Bio) It will include an opportunity to explore a variety of Baroque literature for small ensembles, through rehearsal, instruction, and demonstration, and end with the opportunity to play the lead alto part with the professional ensemble. We will also have opportunities to warm up on Renaissance music with SATB recorders, so bring all sizes.

We look forward to seeing you!
Best regards, Donna Messer,

Registration and Discount information

  • Advanced registration on HPRS website required 2-3 weeks in advance.
  • Consort Days: The second Saturday of the month
  • Dates: Jan. 13, Feb. 10, Mar. 9, April 13, May 11, June 8.
  • Time: 1:00 – 4:15 P.M. EDT with a 15-minute break.
  • Location: The Reformed Church of Highland Park, 19 South Second Ave, Highland Park, NJ
  • HPRS Membership required for all Participants: $50 annually.
  • Both Participants and Auditors receive music in advance upon registering.

Participants play and may volunteer to play the concertato part at the end with the ensemble.

Auditors learn by studying the music in advance, observing and listening.

Tuition Fees: $30 per session for Participants. $20 per session for Auditors.

Discounts for Participants who register for all 6 sessions in advance.

Discount: Membership ($50) + 6 sessions ($180) = $230. $30 off. The “bundle” = $200.

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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.
Made possible by funds from Middlesex County, a partner for the New Jersey State Council of the Arts.