Hudson Mohawk Chapter

of the American Recorder Society

Meets 1st Thursday and 3rd Wednesday
The Pruyn House
207 Old Niskayuna Rd
​Colonie NY 12110

Coming Events


Thursday, March 8th at 7 pm
   Another "Play the Recorder Month" 
rehearsal. Leader will be Kathy Kuhrt.

Sunday, March 11th from 1 - 4 pm​
   Perform at the NY State Museum for "Play the Recorder Month". We will be joined by young recorder players from the Albany Community Charter School.

Sunday, March 18th at 2 pm​
   Regular meeting - leader will be Joseph Loux.

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.

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 at the historic Pruyn House in Colonie. The House at 207 Old Niskayuna Road is centrally located in the Capital District and is 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.