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HPRS Awarded Grant. We still need your support -- Be a Music Patron for our 30th Anniversary

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Help us celebrate the 30th year of the Highland Park Recorder Society.

You’re invited to our Anniversary Concert in New Brunswick on Saturday, March 18, 2017, featuring two world premieres of music for recorder ensembles.

Here’s why we need you:

There’s always fierce competition for public funding of the arts. We’re delighted that the Middlesex County Culture and Heritage Commission just awarded us a grant of $750. But that’s far from the amount needed to present the kind of excellent concerts we’re known for.

Fortunately, several donors and friends have pledged an additional $750 toward the concert and other expenses. We’re thankful for their generous support, but WE STILL NEED TO RAISE MORE to cover the cost of this important event.

In total, we need an additional $3,000 by February 28 to help pay for:

  • Rent for rehearsal space
  • Advertising and publicity
  • Honorariums and fees for well-known New Jersey conductors and professional musicians
  • Miscellaneous expenses such as printing posters, programs, and concert tickets

About the March 18 concert

We’ll be performing Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Sephardic music plus a new concerto grosso for recorders and strings that we commissioned by an up-and-coming young composer. It’s titled “Highland Concerto” and it will have its world premiere at this concert. And we’ll be performing a new composition commissioned by the American Recorder Society.

Become a Patron of Music and join the centuries-old tradition for lovers of the arts by providing support for musicians, composers, and performers so they can enrich our lives.

Please support our musical enterprise. Here are three ways to help now:

  • Make a financial contribution for which we’ll be most grateful. And you’ll be listed as a patron in our concert program. Donations are tax-deductible.
  • Share this appeal with your friends via email, Facebook or whichever social media you use.
  • Save the date. Mark Saturday, March 18, on your calendar. The concert will be followed by a “meet the artists” celebration.

Today, please mail your donation to:
The Highland Park Recorder Society
431 Lincoln Avenue
Highland Park, NJ 08904
Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Thank you,
Dan Breau Treasurer, and
Donna Messer Founder and President Highland Park Recorder Society

HPRS is a music and educational not-for-profit (501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to cultivate and foster a love and appreciation of the art of recorder playing. We’ve been doing this in our community for 30 years, bringing the joy of music to children, seniors, veterans, disabled people, and general audiences.


Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant provided by New Jersey State Council on the Arts / Department of State.