Recorder gig hits just the right note
FANS of the recorder were treated to a concert at the local church.
St Peter’s Church played host to the Macclesfield branch of the Society of Recorder Players as part of its Summer Music 2015 event.
Around 50 people attended the event, despite the bad weather. Siggi Trier, a member of the group, said it had been a great event.
She said: “It was a very wet, cold and rainy afternoon. But despite this we all had real fun.”
The Macclesfield branch of the SRP was founded in 2013 and currently has around 21 members.
The performance was something of a homecoming for the group, which performed its first concert at the church back in 2014.
The group meets monthly at Prestbury Methodist church, with members paying an annual membership subscription.
Visitors are welcome to attend the groups meetings for £5 per meeting.
Daryll Bailey, from Macclesfield, said it was great to be part of such a supportive group.
He said: “I developed my interest in music and learning an instrument later in life.
“Not having played recorder since my early schooldays, it’s wonderful to have the opportunity to play and learn in a very welcoming and supportive group.”
Jane Duff, the society’s musical director, said she thought the concert at the church went brilliantly.
Music teacher Jane, who has been playing the recorder since she was six, said: “I am so proud of what we have achieved as a group since we started two-and-a-half years ago.
“I’ve received many congratulations from members of the audience about our performances over the last year.
“Being back at St Peter’s was a real milestone for us and I look forward to continuing our musical journey together.”
●● Jane Duff, Janet Seltzer and David Alcock were among the performers at St Peter’s Church