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Fall 2023-Winter/Spring 2024 meeting dates to be announced soon! 

Fall 2022-Winter/Spring 2023

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

(Doors open at 1:00PM): 

September 17, 2022

October 29, 2022

November 12, 2022

December 17, 2022

January 21, 2023

February 11, 2023

March 18, 2023

April 15, 2023

May 20, 2023


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. Chairs will be arranged with ample room between players to allow for social distancing. 


Meeting Fees: $20 per meeting

Zelle is the preferred payment method of NYRG. Please send meeting fees using Zelle to NYRG treasurer Judith Wink at (If you must use PayPal, please send $20.88 using this link.)
You will receive a link to the meeting music upon payment.

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

COVID-19 Guidelines: No one will be allowed to participate without proof of vaccination. Please be prepared to show your vaccination card or Excelsior Pass and a photo ID. We ask that meeting participants remain masked when not playing.

Our People

NYRG Board of Directors

Natalie Lebert, President
Deborah Peters, Vice President
Judith Wink, Treasurer

Judy Von Foerster, Secretary
Deborah Booth, Music Director

Nancy Hathaway

David Hurd

Matthew Lyons

Carol Scafati

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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