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


Saturday, August 4th at 1:30 pm
   Special summer session with the theme of Living Composers - featuring the music of Glen Shannon, Marg Hall, Will Ayton and Arvo Part. Kathy Kuhrt will lead us and provide music for the pieces. The session will be at the Lynnwood Reformed Church on Rte 146 in Guilderland, just North of Mike's Diner, (3714 Carman Rd, Schenectady, NY 12303).

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.