Recorder gig hits just the right note

Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

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

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