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Welcome! We hope you’ll join us soon in convivial music-making.


Join Us!

The East Bay Recorder Society (EBRS) is an association of recorder enthusiasts in the San Francisco Bay area. Recorder players from beginning to advanced levels are invited to join, to play music together and to learn more about the recorder with a different professional conductor each month (September-May or June). Please go to our "Join Us!" page for our membership form. But if you wish to attend for a first time as a non-member, it is free (wiith a $5 charge for addtional monthly meetings thereafter until you join).


Download our Gig Book:

The East Bay Recorder Society makes this work available to the recorder community in commemoration of Eileen Hadidian.  It may be used freely for any non-commercial purpose.  This compilation of accessible music for amateur ensembles includes duets, trios, quartets and a quintet drawn from a wide variety of public domain sources, selected, edited and arranged by Eileen Hadidian.  Frances Feldon, Richard Geisler and Fred Palmer also contributed arrangements to the book.  The music comes from different cultural traditions and time periods, including Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque, American folk and spirituals, Celtic tunes. The download can be achieved by clicking on the image or link to the right.


Play with us!

Our next monthly playing session for 2015 will be conducted by Louise Carslake April 10 beginning at 7:30 pm and ending at 10:00 pm with a break for announcements, chapter business, snacks and socializing at about 8:40 pm. Location will be Zion Lutheran Church, 5201 Park Blvd., Oakland, CA.

Louise Carslake

 Louise Carslake is well known to Bay Area audiences as a performer on the baroque flute and the recorder.  She is a member of the baroque ensemble Music's Re-creation and the Farallon Recorder Quartet, and also plays with Magnificat and the Jubilate Baroque Orchestra.  She has performed widely in her native Britain, as well as in New Zealand, Poland, Ireland, and the Netherlands, and has made over ten CD recordings.   Louise is co-founder of the Junior Recorder Society in the East Bay and has taught at many workshops. She coaches baroque flute at U.C. Berkeley, and for fifteen years directed the early music ensembles at Mills College.



Susan Jaffe

Susan Jaffe, President

Gig Book link

Click here for our Gig Book.


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Join us at the beautiful Marin Headlands for a weekend workshop, May 15-17.