Although we really miss playing together in person, most of have either gotten used to the 'normal' situation of attending online music playing events or suffering 'Zoom Fatige.' SFRS had really hoped -- and planned -- to begin in-person meetings iin September but the Delta variant had other plans. As soon as it becomes possible to meet and play safely indoors we will return to meeting at our home Christ Church Lutheran in San Francisco, with a possible hybrid live/streamed format.
We are beginning our season with a top-notch professional conductor. Go to our Conductor page to read about the fabulous Derek Tam, executive director of SFEMS. Music and the Zoom link will be sent to the members about one week ahead of the meeting. If you are not an SFRS or SRS member, please contact me and I will add you to our mailing list and be invited to our virtual chapter meetings.
We have really been enjoying our partnership with the Sacramento Recorder Society (SRS) during this period of distanced participarticipation. To help cover the fees for our conductors, we have been suggessting a small, voluntary fee from non-members. We very much appreciate the generosity of participants who have been able to make donations.
To all: Keep informed, use trustworthy sources, and follow the guidelines to stay safe from any viral variants as we emerge from the pandemic. Our host venue, Christ Church Luther has begun holding limited capacity in-person services and has great hopes that we will soon return to meet there as well as provide music for one service per month. As of this writing we will be returning to CCL no later than November!
Let's all do our best stay well and keep playing.
Greta Haug-Hryciw President, San Francisco Recorder Society American Recorder Society Board of Directors
The San Francisco Recorder Society▪PO Box 370069, Montara, CA 94037