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.
We're looking forward to our annual trip to the Buxton fringe festival, at our regular venue of Trinity Church.
The theme is 'Dialogues and Pictures', with the world premier of 'Dialogues for Trumpet and Recorder Orchestra', and the welcome return of the epic 'Pictures at an Exhibition'. There's also the audience favourite Buttal's 'Lone Ar-Ranger', a hilarious take on the famous tune from 'William Tell'. Representing original repertoire for recorder orchestra by established composers, we have Shannon's 'Mountain Mosaic' and Farquhar's Symphony No. 4'. Both are very accessible modern pieces, that show of the abilities of the recorder orchestra well.
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. ;-)
Here you can find our guest book. Please stop by and say hello. Tell us a little about yourself, where you're from, or what's on your mind! It could even be recorder related...
Here's another wonderful gadget, we couldn't resist, that shows where visitors to our site are from. Welcome!