Northern Virginia Recorder Society

NVRS is a chapter of the American Recorder Society.  We get together to play music on recorders and related instruments.  The music ranges from medieval to contemporary.  Our skill levels range from beginner to advanced.  We meet about twice a month, and occasionally perform in public.  You're welcome to join us.

We meet on Sunday evenings of each month please check the calendar for the exact dates. We play from 6:30-8:30 P.M. The meeting place is 7617 Little River Turnpike, Suite 710, Annandale, Virginia  22003. (Summer 2023: Note that rehearsals are temporarily suspended. We anticipate resuming shortly, so please check back.)

For more information, please email Ed Friedler, President of NVRS, at

Check out the updated Winter/Spring schedule.

Mark your calendar: 

Recorder Concert: April 13, 2024

Messiah United Methodist Church

6215 Rolling Road, Springfield, VA 22152

Concert at 3:00pm in the sanctuary

To practice for upcoming concerts, see the Music practice files page.  We will add more files as they become available.

Video excerpts from our concert, November 2013:

Here are links to mp3 files of our 25th Anniversary Concert.  (The files are huge about 110 megabytes total — so you probably don't want to do this with a slow or metered Internet connection.)