The Hudson Mohawk Recorder Society (HMRS) is a Chapter of the American Recorder Society.  We are a diverse group of recorder players at all skill levels and the group has been active for many years.

We meet twice a month, first Thursday at the historic Pruyn House in Colonie and 3rd or 4th Sunday at Lynnwood Reformed Church in Guilderland. Both locations are centrally located in the Capital District and are easily accessible from major highways.

The meetings are casual and always enjoyable. The music is varied and includes traditional Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque pieces as well as more modern settings from composers such as Glen Shannon and Will Ayton.

Harp, cornetto, crumhorn and viols are included at times. Percussion may be added for rhythm and interest. We strive to have an interesting mix of periods and styles choosing music suited to the skills and interests of the players. Each meeting is led by a different member or conducted by guest coaches and directors.


We are always looking for new members and encourage people of all abilities to attend. Come, join in, bring your recorder, or other period instrument, and enjoy a pleasant evening of music making. We have a low membership fee of only $40 a year or you may pay a drop-in fee of $5 per session.

Beginners are invited to a warm up session prior to the regular meeting, to go over the music with our President and Musical Director Kathy Kuhrt. Email Kathy at if you would like to attend these sessions and she will give you the music list.


Music Donation to HMRS Library

The Chapter is thrilled to announce receipt of the generous donation of a sheet music collection and a sopranino recorder from Jeff and Edwina Belding. The music will be added to our library and we look forward to previewing some of it in our upcoming meetings.

Hudson Mohawk Chapter

of the American Recorder Society

Meets 1st Thursdays at 7 pm at: 
The Pruyn House
207 Old Niskayuna Rd, ​Colonie NY 12110

​3rd Sundays at 1:30 pm at:
Lynnwood Reformed Church
3714 Carman Rd, Schenectady, NY 12303

Coming Events

Thursday, June 6th from 7:00 - 9:00 pm​
   This meeting will be the last for the season.
We will have an informal recital with music
handed out for everyone to play afterwards.
It will be at the Lynnwood Reformed Church.