Rehearsals and Concerts 

2015/2016  General Sessions and Workshop
Schedule and Location

All events will be at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville TN 37919 unless noted otherwise. 

General instructions:

Bring recorders, viols, serpents, crumhorns, sackbuts and any of your other favorite instruments. The meetings will be 10am-12 noon unless noted otherwise. Please remember to bring a stand and a pencil.


Our fall 2015 season will be starting soon. It is time to pack up your instruments and mark the meeting dates on your calendars!  

We are always on the lookout for new members.  If you know of any places where we could post notices or if you know any recorder or viola de gamba (or crumhorn or sackbut..!) players who may not know about our group, please let Kate/Robin/Pam know so we can send them information.  You could also suggest that they look at our website at


Any of you who may have considered joining the national American Recorder Society will be interested to know that they currently are offering half-price memberships at $25 per year for the first year of membership.   The benefits of membership include a quarterly magazine, and access to members-only section of the ARS web site, which has Members Edition sheet music, and resources for improving your playing. You can check out the website at


We look forward to playing wonderful music together!


All of the following dates are for Saturday morning, 10am-12noon at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church on Kingston Pike.  Please bring a stand and a pencil to the meetings.

Fall / Winter  2015 Schedule

The fee for the fall semester is $35.  You can write a check to Greater Knoxville Recorder Society or give cash to Pam.  The fee is membership for the fall semester. There are no rebates for sessions you do not attend but scholarship money is available for anyone for whom full payment would be difficult... talk to Pam to arrange this.

The schedule for the monthly meetings follows, please put these dates on your calendar now:

 Week Day Date Time
 SaturdaySeptember 12 10 - 12
October 17 10 - 12
 SaturdayNovember 21 10 - 12
 SaturdayDecember 12  10 - 12

September 12 - Ann Stierli directing

October 17 - Robin Stone directing

November 21 - Ann Stierli directing

December 12 - Jeanne Williams directing

Music for the November session

Ann Stierli will lead us in No Bar Lines!

Below is  Ann's description of the program.  

NO BAR LINES!  We will take the mystery out of playing music with no bar lines.  Phrasing in Renaissance music generally has little or nothing to do with bar lines.  It is meant to be played not with the stress on beat one as we do with modern music, but with the stress on the longer note values of the phrase, or, in the case of vocal music, the strong syllables or words in the phrase.    With each piece I have included a barred score and parts with no bar lines. Print the score and just the no bar line part that you want to play.  We will play the pieces first with bar lines, then without, and then again with bar lines.  Since the editions that are available to us do have bar lines it is best to learn how to ignore them!