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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

We hope to see you this Sunday!


Sunday November 18, 2:30-5:00

St. Giles Presbyterian Church, Raleigh

For our November 18 playing meeting, we will meet at St. Giles Presbyterian Church in Raleigh. We will be playing from 2:30 until 5:00, with a break in the middle to socialize and enjoy a light snack. Join us! We'll rock out!  All levels are welcome. 

Directions: St. Giles Presbyterian Church: 5101 Oak Park Road, Raleigh, NC 27612
Turn northwest on Saint Giles St. from Oak Park Road (off of Glenwood Avenue). Access to the church campus is located on your left on St. Giles St.  Park in marked spots on the road or go past the Sanctuary and on the left to the parking lot. Once you have parked in the latter walk toward the sanctuary going SE and continue past it to the first building on your right which is the Adult Center. The door will be open.

TRS members performed at the NC Capitol!

RALEIGH, N.C. – Even 400 years after his death, Sir Walter Raleigh continues to intrigue. Raleigh sponsored three expeditions to Roanoke colony in the 1580s, the earliest British attempt to settle North America. In 1792, North Carolina’s legislature honored this feat by naming the state’s new capital city for the explorer, soldier, and writer.

On Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, the North Carolina State Capitol joined worldwide remembrances of Raleigh by showcasing demonstrations of Elizabethan-era life on the Capitol grounds. Re-enactors and community groups such as the Raleigh Sister Cities, English Speaking Union, Sir Walter Chapter of the Colonial Dames, and the British American Business Council attended. At 3 p.m., a formal ceremony commemorating Raleigh’s life and legacy was held in the historic House Chamber. N.C. Secretary of State Elaine Marshall gave remarks and dignitaries representing North Carolina and British organizations participated. Members of the Triangle Recorder Society, pictured above, performed before the service and during the wreath laying ceremony, with selections composed by William Byrd and Antony Holborne.  Thanks to Jennifer Streeter for leading the group, which included Walt Robinson, Jan Jenkins, Dana Deaton, and Sue Ann Wright. 

New TRS Site Coordinator Named

TRS gives a big welcome to Jim Klausman, our new site coordinator. Jim is new to the Triangle and to TRS. His first act as coordinator was to sign up TRS to play in January at the Forest at Duke, where he lives. 

Jim has a music education background and taught at public schools in New York and Pennsylvania. He was also on the faculty at Marshall University and Edinboro University in Pennsylvania. Jim played recorder for 10 years with the Lake Erie Consort. He is now playing with the Baillie Branslers. 

Welcome aboard, Jim. TRS is lucky to have you share your talents with us.

Upcoming TRS Holiday Performances!  

Many TRS members play in ensembles.  If your group is performing this holiday season, please email and we'll help promote your event on our facebook page and website!  
  • Flauto Dolce at RDU, Tuesday, November 20, 1:00 to 3:00, terminal 2, concourse area.
  • Raleigh Recorder Ensemble at the  Mordecai Historic Park chapel, Saturday, December 8: 
    • Mordecai Holiday Lantern Tours: December 8, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Join us for our Holiday Lantern Tours and see how the holidays would have been celebrated in years past. These guided tours will take guests through the Mordecai House and grounds to watch vignettes of the Mordecai family, the enslaved people who once lived here, and Civil War soldiers. Advance registration is recommended. Tours will take place rain or shine. Tickets are $5 and nonrefundable. Tours run every half hour from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Please call (919) 996-4364 for more information.
  • Flauto Dolce at Hillsborough Candlelight Tour, December 9, 2:30 to 5:00, Scot Taylor House, 118 N. Occoneechee, Hillsborough
    •  Each year, the Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the Hillsborough Candlelight Tour. 
      A self-guided tour, Hillsborough Candlelight Tour invites guests to create family holiday traditions while exploring the town’s many historic treasures, visiting the local merchants, and becoming a “citizen for the day”! Visitors should expect to find more to do than can be accomplished in one afternoon, so relax and enjoy the stroll!


Visit the ARS Website

The Triangle Recorder Society is a chapter of the American Recorder Society.  Please visit the ARS Website for more information!  The ARS website and magazine are valuable sources of information about recorder workshops, concerts, playing techniques, and chapter news. 


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