Holiday Grab Bag
DATE: Sunday, December 16, 2012
TIME: 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
PLACE: Unity Church of Denver, 3021 South University Blvd.,
CONDUCTOR: Members of the Denver Chapter ARS
Sometimes we make serious music, but Denver
ARS Chapter meetings are supposed to be fun. Our December
tradition is to let the frivolity prevail. Small groups
and individual members from within the Chapter will expose
us to music in which they have expertise or enthusiasm (or
sometimes both). For this year, we have four segments (unless
we run out of time):
Wine, Women & Song!
The Buzzards (Elaine Granata, Susan Osborn,
Bruce Nelson and Mary Scott) have been playing their home-cooked
crumhorns for years and have built up a selection of raucous
Renaissance pieces that fit well on the limited range of
notes. They’ll share some favorites: El Grillo, Dit
le Burguygnon , Il est bel et bon?, and L'ultimo di de maggio.
Please feel free to bring buzzies, drums and whatever you
feel appropriate, and be prepared to have some fun!
Rebecca Beshore will present music from the
Beggar's Opera, a classic spoof and social satire, and one
of the all-time biggest hits of the English musical stage.
ArtyFacts (Bobbie Blanc, Keith Emerson, Bruce
Nelson, Sally Pyle, Mary Scott and Victoria Taylor) will
coax us through an adventure in American comic song.
After all, it’s Christmas!
We have a ten-voice Christmas motet, Hodie
Christus natus est, by Hans Leo Hassler. If there are not
enough people, some of you may have to play two parts simultaneously.
You can do that, can’t you?
CRUMHORN ALERT & SPECIAL INSTRUMENT REQUESTS: For the
Buzzards’ segment, percussion and buzzy so-called
musical instruments will be especially welcome. The Beggar’s
Opera really needs a bass gamba. The Hassler motet calls
for lots of tenor recorders. If you got ‘em, bring
News from Suzy Wilcox
In Portland Oregon!
Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat
Come one and all to a long weekend of making music with
inspiring coaches and friendly players in a natural setting
of a historic lodge with hearty and healthy food and inspiring
vistas. Classes will range from renaissance consort music
to contemporary works with music for Renaissance winds,
double reeds, strings and percussion.
Faculty¬ - Vicki Boeckman, Gayle Neuman, Phil
Neuman, Laura Kuhlman, and Rotem Gilbert.
Evening events will include all participants in an
orchestra, a faculty concert, English Country Dancing and
Go to the PRS website (www.portlandrecordersociety.org)
for more information about:
• Location, housing and meals
• Schedule and Classes
Detailed class topics will be sent to you for your choices
in advance of the workshop
• Travel information
• Tuition, Fees and Scholarship Opportunity
For more information contact Jeanne Lynch email@example.com.
Members in Good Standing
Karen Anderson (Sep), Jann Benson (Nov),
Rebecca Beshore (Oct), Bobbie Blanc (Jan), David Brock (Nov),
Paul Brunson (Oct), Marlys Butler (Oct), Jon Casbon (Oct),
Sally Collins (Feb), Bill Conklin (Sep), Virginia Cortes
(Nov), Lynda Coy (Oct), Keith Emerson (Oct), Michael Emptage
(Oct), Barbara Fahey (Jan), Judy Fritz (Oct), Joice Gibson
(Oct), RoseMary Glista (Sep), Elaine Granata (Jan), Pam
Grotegut (Oct), Janet Handmaker (Oct), Pat Heid (Oct), Dot
& Dan Kaufman (Feb), John M. LeVett (Sep), Bob McCarroll
(Dec), Pat Midyet (Jan), Judy Miller (Dec), Lori Murphy
(Nov), Dick Munz (Sep), Jennifer Myers (Oct), Bruce Nelson
(Sep), Gail Nickless (Nov), Maryann O’Brien (April),
Susan Osborn (Oct), Margaret A. Peterson (Oct), Ed Pinfield
(Nov), Sally A. Pyle (Oct), Justine Romero (Nov), Karl Reque
(April), Miriam Rosenblum (Jan), Virginia T. Schlieker (Oct),
Mary Scott (Sep), Pat Selby (Sep), Mary Sloan (Nov), Victoria
Taylor (Nov), Gerrie Vendegna (Oct), Diane M. Wagner (Oct),
Trudy Wayne (Oct), Joe Wilcox (Sep), Susan Wilcox (Nov),
Richard Wood (Nov), Marianne Zwahlen (Sep).
If your name does not appear on this list following the
month you mail your check, please contact RoseMary Glista.
Dues for the Denver Chapter are due annually based on when
dues were last paid. We have included the month your membership
dues are due above. Dues are for the 12 month period starting
with the month dues are paid. You may join the Denver Chapter
and National ARS at the same time with one check. Please
complete the Dues Form under “Join” on the website.
November Newbies Report
Four recorder players attended the November
Newbie Session under the leadership of Rosemary Glista.
The attendees had diverse recorder backgrounds. Two were
experienced musicians, but new to the recorder. Another
was an experienced recorder player but had not played in
a long time. The final attendee happily purchased The Recorder
Consort by Steve Rosenberg and came prepared to play Rosemary’s
selected pieces. As usual a good time was had by all.
The Newbie Group gives players new to the recorder or new
to the Denver Chapter an opportunity to play small ensemble
music in a safe setting. Session is free of charge and open
to the public. Drop-ins welcome. Newbies generally know
some fingerings and have at least minimal skill at reading
music. All voices of recorder are welcome. A chapter member
volunteer will direct the playing session. Attendees will
have the option of observing the monthly meeting, which
follows at 2:00 – 4:30 at the same location. For more
information, contact Janet Handmaker at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 303-221-6066.
Dick Munz, past President of the Denver Chapter
and founder of the StopTime Recorder Jazz Consort will host
December’s Newbie session. He will lead the group
in playing popular Christmas music, with an occasional challenge.
Sunday December 16, 2012
12:45 to 1:45 pm
4th and 5th Grade Classroom, second floor
3021 S. University Blvd., Denver
Enter South door
Do you know of anyone who might enjoy playing with the Newbies?
Please spread the word. There is no charge for the session.
For more information, contact Janet Handmaker at 303-221-6066.
Recorder for Sale
Moeck Denner Indian Boxwood alto recorder.
Sells new for $1085. Asking $850. Seven years old in excellent
condition and plays beautifully. Please contact Janet Handmaker
at 303-221-6066 or email@example.com.
News of the activities and postings from
area musical groups having recorder players. Check the chapter
website for a listing of all groups that we know of, including
Marylebone Garden Players - We continued this last month
to sight-read a large amount of material. Actually, the
statistics show that if you read books on a regular basis,
you lower your chance of getting a senility disease by about
35 percent. I think that sight-reading music might even
better than reading because you also have to coordinate
your muscles. I expect that the players that come to these
sight reading sessions will live longer and have an active
mind for a longer period of time. That is very important
because the new generations don't play music except on their
i-phones. Give me a call if you want to come sometime to
check us out - Bill Conklin
Fort Collins - Several sub-groups of our big 16-member society
will be presenting holiday performances around town. We
still all meet together on Second Fridays at members' homes,
and on Fourth Mondays at Old Firehouse Books in Old Town
Fort Collins. All recorder players are welcome, but let
me know in advance, just in case Fourth Monday migrates
to, say, Fifth Monday, as it did during the candidates'
Cindy Henk –970-988-0160
Now & Then—We are so happy that there are two
teams performing this season, Liz Gilpatrick, Pam Grotegut,
Joyce Shambaugh and Meg Worth will be performing Tuesday,
Dec.18 from 1 - 3 p.m. in Boulder at the Villas(1 - 1:45)
followed by Winwood (2;15 - 3)
Fri. Dec 21 from 4 - 5 p.m. at the Louisville Library
Pam Grotegut, Ruth Harvey, Joyce Shambaugh
and Ann Sprague will be performing at. Dec. 8 from 2 - 4
p.m. at the Aar River Gallery in Westminster near 73rd and
There will be free wine, food and lots of wonderful things
to purchase as gifts if you wish
Mon. Dec. 10 from 11:30 - 1 at Longmont Hospital
Thurs. Dec 20 from 11:30 - 1 at Good Samaritan Hospital
in Lafayette on Highway 287
Sat. Jan 5 after 6 p.m. for the 12th night celebration (location
to be determined)
Fri/ sat.. Jan 18 and 19 after 5:30 p.m. at Centaurus High
School Madrigal Dinner in Boulder
We will be dressed in period costumes. Reservations for
this dinner must be made in advance through Scot Wickham,
music teacher at Centaurus.
We look forward to seeing our friends and
fans at any of these venues.
Joy to the world
Keep makin’ music
Ho Ho Ho
Happy Holidays to One and All
TIME TO RENEW!
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