Recorder group are celebrating after successful chapel concert
A RECORDER group is celebrating after performing at Macclesfield’s oldest chapel.
Dozens of people packed into the Unitarian Chapel off King Edward Street in the town as the Society of Recorder Players Macclesfield Branch performed music by composers including Schuetz, Sweelinck and Marenzio.
The arrangements were written by musician Richard Foxcroft, who grew up in Macclesfield and also performs with the group.
Siggi Trier, a member of the society, said: “Despite some adverse weather and several other events on the same night we had an almost full house as about 90 people attended.
“The venue was great with a beautiful atmosphere, candlelit with and great acoustics. Our musical director Jane Duff, who also started the group, said that the everyone felt very privileged to play in such a lovely chapel, and I completely agree.
“We got a great reception as well. One local visitor told us after the concert that she had ‘never been to the chapel before and never listened to a recorder concert either’, which was two firsts in one day, and that she really loved it’. She also asked when we were playing again.”
The next session the group will host is a ‘Rusty Recorder Session’ on Saturday, January 17 from 2pm to 4pm at Prestbury Methodist Church, It is for adults who learned to play the recorder in the past and would be interested in playing with in the group. People should be able to read music and ideally bring an instrument but some will be available on the day. Attendance is free.
For further information please contact Jane Duff 01625 263074 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit the website at www.srp.org. uk/macclesfield.
●● A picture of the group with Daryll Bailey, Janet Seltzer, Paul Yandell, Richard Foxcroft, Jane Duff, Maggie Richmond, Sue Brownbill, Alan Hayward, David Alcock, Siggi Trier, Julia Harding and Rachel MortishireSmith