Recorders
Group Leaders:
Hilary Bradshaw
Jay Mathews
Contact
01793 860030
01367 860869
Contact

Meetings: Fortnightly, on 2nd & 4th Fridays.
Venue: Fairford Community Centre from 2pm (for the treble group) and 2.30pm (for the main group).

We started the Group in 2009, and since then it has grown progressively to 18+ members, with a range of instruments from sopranino and descant to great and contra bass. Most members have played little since school days when they join us, although some have got together in small groups and very much enjoy the experience of being part of a larger ensemble.

The music ranges through the ages from early to relatively modern and, although the emphasis is on the renaissance and baroque periods which sound so good on recorders, we have a variety of more recent compositions which also lend themselves well to the instrument.  None of the music is difficult and we are fortunate to have some very good arrangers who write specifically for U3A groups – one of them even comes along to conduct us from time to time.  It is, generally, a non-performing group which means there’s no pressure.

An ongoing commitment is not essential, but regular practice, especially in the early stages, will certainly help.

New members will be made very welcome into this relaxed and friendly group, and will soon gain confidence with the help and support of other players. You will need to be able to read simple music, but we also have a lot of arrangements written for U3A Groups, which are not difficult and sound very good.  We have some instruments and stands which we could lend you, please contact us.

We request a contribution of 2.00 per meeting to cover the cost of room rental and tea & biscuits.