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Triangle Recorder Society

About TRS:

The Triangle Recorder Society is a group of recorder players from the Triangle area of North Carolina.  We are a proud chapter of the American Recorder Society.
We meet on the third Sunday of each month in Durham, Raleigh, or Chapel Hill. Meetings are from 2:30-5:00. $10 members, $15 non-members. All skill levels are welcome. Join us! 


F O L L O W on F A C E B O O K

Welcome Back! 


We hope that all TRS members have had a great summer, and that you are ready to resume our monthly playing meetings! For our September playing meeting, we will meet in the Community Room at Carol Woods in Chapel Hill. We will be playing from 2:30 until 5:00, and we will take a break in the middle to socialize and enjoy a light snack. Jennifer Streeter will lead. All playing levels are welcome!  

Join us

Sunday, September 15-  Chapel Hill , Carol Woods Community Room

Address:   Carol Woods: 750 Weaver Dairy Road, Chapel Hill.  


It's time to renew your membership! 

We now have September to September TRS Membership renewal, so it's time to renew your Triangle Recorder Society (TRS).  We hope you will take this opportunity to renew your American Recorder Society (ARS) membership as well!

The Triangle Recorder Society (TRS) holds playing meetings the third Sunday most months from September through June, for a total of eight sessions. In March we instead offer a daylong Saturday workshop, and in May we invite members to participate in the annual TRS recital.

Meeting fee: $10 members, $15 non-members, first meeting is free. The December holiday meeting and the May recital are free for everyone. We encourage you to support TRS by becoming a member. The dues we collect make it possible for us to hire a professional music director.

Membership levels are:
$60 sustaining membership. Benefits include: ● TRS music anthology used for playing meetings throughout the year (a $15 value) ● Free attendance at all playing meetings 
$15 basic membership

You can bring your form and check (made out to the Triangle Recorder Society) to the upcoming September meeting or mail it to TRS Treasurer Bev Koester . Visit our membership page for the form:

Upcoming Early Music Events: 

September 22 Workshop in Greensboro

Pat Peterson will be offering a 2 1/2 hour workshop titled "Lhomme arme - The Armed Man in his Many Modes" for the Triad Early music Society in Greensboro, NC on Sunday September 22, 2019 from 1:30 - 4:00 pm.  

From Pat about this workshop:  

The Armed Man in his many modes

Judging from the number of composers who used L’homme armé as the basis for their compositions, this little ditty was one of the most popular tunes of the Renaissance, inspiring composers for nearly a century and a half. We will explore some of the seemingly infinite ways that composers twisted, turned, and transposed the simple tune to suit musical purposes, both sacred and secular, often with surprisingly beautiful (and sometimes humorous) results.  Modes, canons, athletic and thrilling rhythms, all were in the tool chests of those who vied with each other over more than a century to create the most innovative and unusual settings of this simple and straightforward tune.

Registration and further information:  Please email Susan Benson at  

The workshop is free for TEMS Members and $20 for non-members, $10 for high students. 


Raleigh Camerata
Saturday, September 28th

Free Baroque Dance Masterclass 
1 PM - Ravenscroft School
Registration required prior to the event - free tickets through eventbrite

Unmasked: A concert of baroque music danced live by Paige Whitley-Bauguess
7 PM - Western Boulevard Presbyterian Church
4900 Kaplan Drive, Raleigh

A lovely evening of baroque chamber and orchestral works with a live dance performance by baroque dance specialist Paige Whitley-Bauguess. Danced in various baroque costumes, Paige will bring the music to life!

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