last update 13th November 2017


Hello and welcome to the online home of the Manchester Recorder Orchestra. To the delight of countless audiences, the orchestra has, since 1982, given regular public concerts around the North West of England, and further afield. There are usually two concerts a year promoted by the orchestra themselves, and a further concert given in association with a charity, or similar worthy cause.

The nights are getting longer, and our thoughts turn to the November concert. This year we're at Macclesfield United Reform Church, which is a new venue for us.

We're featuring arrangements of Tchaikovsky's seasonal delight and Tchaikovsky's 'The Nutcracker Suite' and Buttal's 'Lone Ar-Ranger', a hilarious take on the famous tune from 'William Tell' Equally familiar, is Byrd's rousing 'Earl of Oxford's March'. Representing original repertoire for recorder orchestra we have Shannon's 'Fipple Dance' and Rosin's 'Double Pleasure Tango'. Both are very accessible modern pieces, with strong rhythmic themes, that we're sure will meet with your' approval. We're also joined this time by BackBeat A Cappella, a four-part ladies chorus, that will treat us all to some close harmony delights.

Just for fun, why don't you complete our poll and vote for the recorder you enjoy playing the most. I'm betting the big instruments will do well because, after all, there must have been a reason to spend what is serious money recorder-wise. ;-)

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