mixedrecordersThe Portland Recorder Society is a non-profit membership organization that promotes the pleasures of recorder playing. The recorder is a serious instrument with sizes and voices in every octave. Furthermore the recorder is a gateway to many forms of early to modern music and especially the delights of playing in social groups.

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We hold monthly recorder playing sessions for amateurs, publish an email newsletter, support a performance orchestra (Recorder Orchestra of Oregon) and host an annual music workshop (Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat). Our organization brings “recorder appreciation” to all!

Join our Playing Sessions!

The Portland Recorder Society gathers for large ensemble playing sessions September through May. Sessions are held on SUNDAYS in the early afternoon, depending on holidays and scheduling of the annual Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat. Each session is led by a professional conductor with music provided. All playing levels are welcomed and all sizes of recorders from contrabass to sopranino are needed. Other “recorder-friendly” instruments such as viola da gambas and soft reeds are welcomed.

TaborSpaceAddressPlease bring instruments, pencil, and a music stand. Sessions are held at TaborSpace, inside the Mt.Tabor Presbyterian Church at 5441 SE Belmont St. Portland, Oregon.

Parking at the Tabor Space is easy! Use their lot with the entrance on 54th Ave. You may enter the building on the walkway directly across from the parking lot entrance. Come in those doors on the lower level and look for the second door on the right, the “Dining Room.” No stairs required!

Portland Recorder Society Playing Sessions:

2018-2019 Season

  • September 16th, 2018, 2:00-4:00 pm
  • October 14th, 2018, 2:30-4:30 pm (note change in time)
  • November 4th, 2018, 2:00-4:00 pm
  • December 9th, CANCELLED
  • January 6th, 2019, 2:00-4:00 pm
  • February 3rd, 2019, 2:00-4:00 pm
  • March 3rd, 2019, 2:00-4:00 pm
  • March 15th-18th, 2019 Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat
  • April 7th, 2019, 2:00-4:00 pm
  • May: 2019 Member’s Night, time and location to be determined.

WELCOME to the new Portland Recorder Society website! It is still under construction and we will be adding photos and other bells and whistles in the coming weeks. Please feel free to contact us with comments or suggestions at