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Fall 2024-Winter/Spring 2025

In-person meetings are scheduled on the following Saturdays from 1:30 – 3:30PM

(Doors open at 1:00PM): 

September 21, 2024
October 12, 2024
November 9, 2024

December 7, 2024
January 18, 2025

February 8, 2025
March 8, 2025
April 5, 2025
May 17, 2025


The Church of Saint Mary The Virgin

145 West 46th Street

Between Sixth and Seventh Avenues in Manhattan

Meetings at St. Mary's are held on the first floor of the church in St. Joseph’s Hall – a large, dignified room with a lively sound. The light is provided by Gothic style chandeliers hanging from a double height ceiling. You may want to bring a stand light to supplement the ceiling light. 

Recorder players at all levels are welcome. Beginners should be comfortable with either the C fingerings of the soprano and tenor or the F fingerings of the alto and bass. Eventually, beginners should learn both C and F fingerings so that they can enjoy playing different parts of a musical piece.


Bring any size of soprano, alto, tenor, or bass recorder that you have. You will have a chance to explore more than one part of each piece. Both plastic and wooden instruments are welcome. Pitch is A=440. Please bring a music stand.


If you would like to bring larger instruments such as Great Bass or Contrabass recorders or with any additional musical questions or concerns, please contact Music Director Deborah Booth at




PER-MEETING FEES: Members: $20 per meeting; Non-members: $30 per meeting

PREPAYMENT OPTION: $180. Includes membership and admission to all meetings of the season.

Send meeting fees using Zelle to NYRG treasurer Judith Wink at
Help us contact you by putting your email address in the "Notes" field. 

Send checks to New York Recorder Guild, 145 West 93rd Street, Apt. 2, New York, NY 10025. If you use this option, please mail your check well in advance of the meeting date.


In 2017, after years in hibernation, the New York Recorder Guild soared back to life. Meetings were well-attended and enthusiasm was high. Three years later, the pandemic hit. We struggled through, thanks to Zoom, but when we finally reopened at St. Mary the Virgin, attendance was decidedly down. Since then, our numbers have been steadily climbing. Unfortunately, so have our expenses. Hence the slight increase in membership fees and, for the first time ever, this heartfelt plea: help keep the Guild alive with a contribution for any amount via check, cash, or Zelle. Our survival depends on it. 

The Guild is a 501(c)3 corporation. Your donation is fully tax-deductible. Send checks to New York Recorder Guild, 145 West 93rd Street, Apt. 2, New York, NY 10025, attn: Judith Wink. 

Our People

NYRG Board of Directors

Natalie Lebert, President
Judith Wink, Treasurer

Judy Von Foerster, Secretary

Nancy Hathaway

David Hurd

Matthew Lyons

New York Recorder Guild

is a member of the

American Recorder Society


About our Music Director Deborah Booth

Deborah Booth is an active recorder and flute performer of historical as well as modern instruments and the co-founder and director of Ensemble BREVE. Performances include the Handel and Haydn Society, the Orchestra of St. Luke‘s, Boston Early Music Festival, Amherst Early Music, Trinity Bach Vespers (NYC), and many others. Ms. Booth has toured extensively in the United States, Europe, Mexico, and South America. Conversations, a recording by Ms. Booth and Stephen Rapp highlighting 17th- and 18th-century music for recorder and flute with harpsichord, organ, viola da gamba, cello, and bassoon, was lauded in American Recorder for its “rich approach, wonderful results, vigorous yet nuanced playing, lively, clever and substantive conversation.” Ms. Booth is in demand nationally as a workshop director for the American Recorder Society and the National Flute Association and has taught on the faculty of Marymount Manhattan College.

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