Welcome to WRS!

The Washington Recorder Society (WRS), a chapter of the national American Recorder Society, is the premier place for people in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area who want to play the recorder together. For more than 50 years, WRS has been providing recorder players of all abilities with colleagues, teachers, workshops and great music from the Renaissance and Baroque eras to the present. New members and visitors are always welcome.

Italian Canzon Part-books Available for Nova Meetings and Download

David McGown, leader of the Nova group, is undertaking a major project to prepare part-books for use by members at Nova meetings. The first set of books, Italian Canzon, is now available both at meetings and for download on our website. More >>

Gwyn Roberts to Offer Another Exciting Workshop on Nov. 5

WRS is delighted to bring Gwyn Roberts back to Washington to direct our fall workshop once again. Gwyn is well known to WRS members. Based in Philadelphia, she is world-class recorder and traverso virtuoso and a highly acclaimed teacher. The workshop will be held on Saturday, November 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church. More>>

Discount Offered to WRS Members for Study with Teacher Heloise Degrugillier

Heloise Degrugillier, based in the Boston area, is a well-known and highly-regarded teacher in recorder and early music circles who has offered workshops and lessons during visits to the Washington, D.C. area over the past several years. If you join WRS and want to study with Heloise, WRS will offset the cost of your first lesson during the 2016-2017 season by $25.

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