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Fall 2023-Winter/Spring 2024

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

(Doors open at 1:00PM): 

September 16, 2023
October 14, 2023
November 11, 2023
January 20, 2024

February 10, 2024
March 16, 2024
April 20, 2024
May 18, 2024


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




Members: $15 per meeting; Non-members: $25 per meeting

$150. 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. Zelle is our preferred method of payment.

One may also pay through PayPal using this link. When using PayPal and to accommodate for their fees, please pay $51.50 for membership, $155 for membership plus season prepayment, $15.50  for session with membership or $26 for a non-member session.

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

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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