Recorder group are cel­e­brat­ing after suc­cess­ful chapel con­cert

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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 mac­cles­field@srp.org.uk. 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

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