The Hampshire Recorder Sinfonia


Noticeboard posts:
10.11.23 “Fire, Water and Fantasy” with Hampshire Recorder Sinfonia at Holy Trinity, Gosport
31.07.23 Profile: Helen Hooker, recorder player, educator and conductor
14.02.23 A new musical director for Hampshire Recorder Sinfonia

Hampshire Recorder Sinfonia is a 40-strong orchestra featuring seven sizes of recorder from the tiny sopranino to the massive contrabass. Its Music Director and Conductor is Helen Hooker.

Players are drawn from Hampshire and West Sussex and meet for rehearsals in Havant and Winchester, giving three or four concerts a year, mainly in Hampshire but also participating in the annual Festival of Chichester. The repertoire ranges from early to modern music and includes compositions specially written for HRS. The orchestra has recorded three CDs and in 2020 celebrated 30 years of concerts.

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    Events by this performer
    June 28, 2024
    Helen Hooker directs the Hampshire Recorder Sinfonia in a world premiere of Three Paintings by Millais: The North-West Passage, Ophelia and The Boyhood of Raleigh by Steve Marshall. Plus popular favourites by JS Bach, Giovanni Gabrielli, John Dowland and Brian Bonsor. Dangerous...
    November 5, 2023
    With the Hampshire Recorder Sinfonia. Conductor: Helen Hooker March: Youth of Britain (Princess Elizabeth)          Eric CoatesThe Unicorn’s Grace                                               Hans Ulrich StaepsDances from Music for the Royal Fireworks           GF HandelO Lord, grant the King a long life                           Thomas WeelkesCanzon Seconda                         ...
    July 9, 2023
    Read a preview. Exceptional recorder players on seven sizes of instrument will present the leading edge of English musical style from 1700 – 2023. An inspirational performance directed by Helen Hooker. Fabulous music in magnificent Boxgrove Priory Church …Viva los...
    November 20, 2022
    Directed by Chris Burgess. Read preview notes. See the HRS website for further details.
    July 9, 2022
    Vaughan Williams: English Folk Song Suite arr. by Denis Bloodworth Steve Marshall: Out of the Wood of Thoughts – This 15-minute piece comprises a sequence of eight poems by Edward Thomas, in and around which is woven music for recorder...