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Past news from the Highland Park Recorder Society

2021 Seminar Series in Early Music Peformance
The Board of the Highland Park Recorder Society is thrilled to announce that at their September 2, 2020 Board meeting they decided enthusiastically and unanimously to engage the dynamic Lewis Baratz, Music Director of the successful and famed early music ensemble La Fiocco, to be the Music Director of the Highland Park Recorder Society for the year 2020-2021. Read More ›

COVID-19 Update 6 – Online Concert Series, Program V
Sunday, May 31, 2020, 3:00 P.M. Join us for "Hidden Treasures of the Baroque," including music rarely heard and newly discovered Baroque music that is unknown in the West. We bring you a unique program with distinguished artists. Read More ›

COVID-19 Update 5 – Online Concert Series, Program IV
We are thrilled to welcome you to a series of five weekly early music online performances in an artistic collaboration with Collegium Musicum of New Jersey. Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 1:30 P.M. join us for Music of Bach, Art of the Fugue (Die Kunst der Fugue), and Bach’s Double Concerto for Two violins, featuring Collegium Musicum String Quartet, Allison Brewster Franzetti on Harpsichord and Members of the Veritas Youth Orchestra. Read More ›

COVID-19 Update 4 – Online Concert Series, Program III
We are thrilled to welcome you to a series of five weekly early music online performances in an artistic collaboration with Collegium Musicum of New Jersey. Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 1:30 P.M. join us for Music of Telemann, a duet, a quartet, and a concerto, featuring recorders, violin, cello and harpsichord, to bring to life the Telemann’s wonderful music, and enjoy this music to lift your spirits. Read More ›

COVID-19 Update 3 – Online Concert Series
We are thrilled to welcome you to a series of five weekly early music online performances in an artistic collaboration with Collegium Musicum of New Jersey. The first performance is on Sunday, April 26, 2020, at 1:00 P.M. Please join us online as masters of the violin and viola bring to life wonderful music of Telemann, Bach and Handel in the spirit of the original Collegium Musicum founded by Telemann in Leipzig in 1702. In this time of trouble and uncertainty, do join us to enjoy beautiful music that will lift your spirits. Read More ›

COVID-19 Update 2
Rehearsals are currently cancelled through June out of concern for the health and well-being of our members. We will provide other updates in the coming weeks and months so please check back with our website. Read More ›

COVID-19 Update 1
Rehearsals are currently cancelled until March 28 out of concern of the health & well-being of our members. We will give out another update after March 28. Read More ›

Highland Park Recorder Society Awarded Unprecedented Grant of $7,000
We are thrilled to announce that the Highland Park Recorder Society, Inc., in collaboration with a professional music organization, Collegium Musicum, Inc., has just been awarded an unprecedented $7,000 grant to present a series of concerts with lectures integrated, for recorders, strings, and harpsichord. Read More ›

Goodbye WordPress, Hello Jekyll
The Highland Park Recorder Society is transitioning to a new website. Read More ›

Amy Herbitter
Amy Herbitter (tenor recorder) is music director and recorderist for the Morris Consort, Read More ›

Donna Messer Introduces the Recorder and Its Music to Hundreds of School Children
Gene Murrow
Gene has a degree in music from Columbia, and studied oboe with Lois Wann at Juilliard. Read More ›

Robert Butts
Robert Butts serves as Music Director and Conductor with Read More ›

Rainer Beckmann
Rainer Beckmann, a native of Germany, performs with a large variety of early music ensembles in the Philadelphia Tri-State Area. Read More ›

Lewis Baratz
Lewis R. Baratz is a recorder player, harpsichordist, and music historian. Read More ›

John Burkhalter
John Burkhalter, recorders, studied the performance of early music at the Read More ›

"Hits and Highlights of 7 Centuries" Early Music Concert
Celebrating Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Sephardic Music Read More ›

First Monthly Recorder Session: Monday January 23rd, 2017
Highland Park Recorder Society welcomes old and new players, amateurs and professionals to playing sessions and performance opportunities in its 30th season. Read More ›

Grant Awarded to Highland Park Recorder Society
The Highland Park Recorder Society has been awarded a grant for 2017 Read More ›

Playing Lessons!
The Highland Park Recorder Society will hold monthly playing sessions with noted guest conductors. Read More ›

Multi-Sensory Music Experience for Pre-K Classes
Donna Messer will conduct a multi-sensory music experience for Pre-K classes in Elizabeth Schools Read More ›

30th Anniversary Year Concert March 18, 2017
CONCERT! The Highland Park Recorder Society will celebrate its 30th Anniversary Year with a concert, Hits and Highlights from 7 Centuries, with an Read More ›

HPRS and Musica Dolce Perform at 11th Annual Festival of the Guild for Early Music
The Highland Park Recorder Society, Musica Dolce and past collaborators Read More ›