The Scottish Recorder Orchestra

Musical Director: Ian Wilson

Associate conductors: Dietrich Schnabel, David Powell     Chair: Ingeborg van Knippenberg

Our last concert was in Glasgow on Sunday the 17th of June 2018
St Margaret's Scottish Episcopal Church, Newlands.

Glasgow concert 2018

See the programme. Works extended from Bach, via Le Jeune, Lully, Warlock and Vaughan Williams to modern works by Glen Shannon and Dietrich Schnabel, whose "Divertimento" was commissoned by the orchestra in memory of our late Founding Musical Director, Eileen Silcocks.


Monthly rehearsals are on Sunday afternoons in Stirling.

The orchestra has about 60 members, playing all sizes of recorder from sopranino to sub‑contrabass, making a full orchestral sound. Repertoire ranges from ancient to modern, including original compositions and arrangements of pieces written for other combinations. Rehearsals are once per month plus occasional residential weekends. Public concerts are performed at least annually. There is a special relationship with the Dortmund Recorder Consort involving joint residential weekends and joint concerts in both countries.

See the rehearsals page for dates of rehearsals and residential weekends.

Find out more if you would like to join the orchestra.

Read an appreciation of our late Founding Musical Director, Eileen Silcocks (d. 2017)

A new website is in preparation.