Events Header



Calendar Header


Larry Lipnik Conducted NYRG on April 29th

April in Paris:
A Musical Celebration of Love and Springtime in Renaissance France

* * *

On April 29th, GEMS Midtown Concerts presented
Ensemble BREVE, starring NYRG Music Director Deborah Booth on recorder and traverso, Arnie Tanimoto on viola da gamba, and Stephen Rapp on harpsicord

Sparkle & Elegance - Germany & France

Missed the program or want to see it again: CLICK HERE

* * *

On March 25th Adam Gilbert presented
"Anonymous Songs that Know Each Other"

Beautiful and unjustly neglected anonymous fifteenth century chansons were explored. Even though we don’t know who composed them, some have so much in common  that we can see they know each other.

* * *

Rotem Gilbert lead NYRG from California on February 25th

"Ottaviano Petrucci's Italian Music Prints 1501-1501"

2-25-2021 Session

* * *

Wendy Powers Conducted Josquin des Prez Program on January 28th

Josquin Composite

* * *

NYRG Music Director, Deborah Booth Conducted Opening Session on
Thursday, September 24, 2020

Sept 24 Session

* * *

The Global Community Recorder Orchestra Performance of Lascia Ch'Io Pianga
from Handel's Rinaldo

Global Community Orchestra

Starring Recorder players from around the world. Look for our Music Director, Deborah Booth, and many friends of NYRG, including Daphna Mor and Joan Kimball.

* * *

NYRG at City Recorder 2019

City Recorder 2019

Many NYRG Members and Guest Coaches Participated in City Recorder. Photo by Wendy Powers

* * *

Local Chapter Meetings

The Westchester Recorder Guild invites all NYRG members to join their playing sessions via Zoom. Meetings are normally held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 197 Manville Road, Pleasantville, NY. For more information visit the WRG website at

Recorder Society of Connecticut invites all New York Recorder Guild members to join their playing sessions. The Saturday playing meetings are from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, including two playing sessions and a refreshment break. The participation fee is $15. For more information and directions visit the: RSC website.

Bergen County Chapter ARS invites NYRG members to join their playing sessions. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month normally at: Congregation Adas Emuno, 254 Broad Avenue, Leonia, NJ 07605, but currently via Zoom. There is a $10.00 suggested donation for non-members. To subscribe to their newsletter, contact For more information visit their website at:

Eastern Connecticut Recorder Society, led by Music Director, Bruce Larkin, meets monthly normally at Connecticut Forest & Park Association, 16 Meriden Road, Rockfall, CT 06418. For more information on current programming, visit their website at

Recorder Society of Long Island, led by Music Director, Rachel Begley meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month, September through May, at 9:30 AM under normal circumstances with break for coffee, conversation and treats (often home-baked), and session ending at 12:30 PM. These sessions are directed by recorder and early music professionals. RSLI has a large library of music, music-related books, and instruments. For more information on current sessions, visit their website at

* * *

Concerts and Happenings in the New York Area

Most groups are holding concerts, etc. via Zoom and other online facilities during this COVID crisis. Check websites to see what is available and registration information.

Here is a list of the major venues and sponsoring organizations for early music events in the greater New York Metropolitan area, together with their websites, which provide concert schedules, contact and ticket information. Comments, suggestions and corrections are always welcome! Contact webmaster Carol Scafati.

GemsGOTHAM EARLY MUSIC SCENE (GEMS) is dedicated to the promotion and advancement of early music in New York City and serves professional and amateur performers and ensembles, church organizations, audiences and enthusiasts. Get on their mailing list and receive On the Scene which features current New York performances of early music. Call: 212-866-0468 or E-mail.

Visit the new online homes for Salon/Sanctuary Concerts maintained by Artistic Director Jessica Gould, GEMS Live!, Nina Stern's educational program S'Cool Sounds, and Sinfonia New York created by Artistic Director Christine Gummere.

nearsayGEMS has also subscribed to a new web-based event listing service called Nearsay. They have a good, useful site that keeps people informed about events of interest in their own neighborhoods. Pay them a visit, and look for GEMS presence in Arts & Culture, Night Life, and Upper West Side.

Concerts are at 4 pm at Corpus Christi Church, 529 West 121st Street, New York, NY 10027
Contact: e-mail; Telephone: 212-666-9266 Fax: 212-666-9266. See website for additional information. "Music Before 1800 is the longest-running early music concert series in New York City. We have been presenting vocal and instrumental chamber music at Corpus Christi Church for twenty-eight years, with programs of sacred and secular music ranging from Medieval to early Classical."

Parthenia LogoParthenia, A Consort of Viols
Visit their new website at for information on the upcoming season of this wonderful group. Larry Lipnik lead the NYRG playing session in March 2019.


EMNY Logo  Early Music New York (est. 1974) receives international acclaim for vibrant and provocative performances of historically informed repertoire from the medieval through the classical eras. Directed by Frederick Renz and presented by Early Music Foundation, Early Music New York (EM/NY) performs its annual subscription series “In-Residence” at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine and the First Church of Christ, Scientist.For more information and upcoming schedule, visit


Miller Theatre    MILLER THEATRE OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS.     Concerts at Church of St. Mary the Virgin and other NYC venues. website for additional information and to order tickets on line.

Bach VespersBACH VESPERS AT HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, corner of 65th Street and Central Park West. (free-will offering) Telephone: 212.877.6815. See website for details of their season.

REBEL concerts take place at various Metro area venues. The Musica Antiqua Nova Series takes place at the Bedford Presbyterian Church Village Green (junction, Rt. 22 / Rt. 172). Performance schedule and details at their website. Phone: 914-734-9537 ; E-mail

THE CLOISTERS, Fort Tryon Park, New York, NY 10040. Concerts are held in the The Fuentidueña Chapel. Check the Metropolitan Museum events website.
Or call the Cloisters at (212) 650-2290 for information and to purchase tickets in advance.

* * *

Facebook     Click here to follow us

ars logo The New York Recorder Guild is a member of the American Recorder Society