The North East Recorder Orchestra

President Layton Ring

Musical Director John Hawkes

 Leader Sandra Foxall



The North East Recorder Orchestra (NERCO) was formed in January 2004 to enable recorder players in the North East of England to rehearse and perform some of the quite large repertoire that is now available for recorder orchestras. At present it has some 30+ members and involves the full range of recorders from sopranino down to contrabass.

Meetings are normally held on the 4th Saturday in each month (no meeting in August) from 9.45am to 12.45 at  the church of St John's, Kingston Park: directions.

New members are always welcome. If you are interested please look at the information on the 'Joining' page.

Meeting Dates for 2016/17:

Sept. 24th Oct. 22nd   Nov. 26th (AGM) Dec. 31st
Jan. 28th Feb. 25th March 25th April 22nd
May 27th June 24th July 22nd

The 2016/17 Music List is as follows:

Arnold: 2 Cornish Dances, Bloodworth: A Suite of Early English keyboard Music,  Byrd: Vigilate, Clark: Variations on Scarborough Fair,  Delius: Summer Night on the Water,
Elgar: Salut d'Amour, Gabrielli: Ricercar per Sonar a 8, Geminiani: Concerto Grosso op3 no 3,  Grieg: Holberg Suite, Hall: Scottish Border Suite, Luigini: Ballet Egyptien, 
: Moon River,  Mozart: Divertimento K270, Pascoe: Kaskan II, Purcell: Music to Dioclesian, Runswick: Norfolk Dances.Seiber: Dance Suite, Telemann: Recorder Concerto, Vaughan Williams: Folk Song Suite, Walton: Crown Imperial, Wiren: Marcia.

    Morpeth Concert 2009

Concert in Morpeth Methodist Church, May 2009


The North East Recorder orchestra is affiliated to the Society of Recorder Players, a registered charity, No 282751, Scottish Registered Charity No. SC038422