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Welcome to the Hampshire Recorder Sinfonia (HRS)

At last HRS is open for business. With a robust risk assessment in place (click here for a pdf file) HRS will begin a new programme of orchestral rehearsals on Saturday, September 11th from 10.00 -1.00.

Venues have changed so please see 'About HRS' for details.

Follow news of HRS on our Facebook page where a daily post of music is sure to inspire both present and potential players. You'll also find useful links to current recorder-related resources.

The 'Contact Us ' facility on the website is still active so you can contact us in the usual way.

Updated 28 August 2021.



HRS is The Hampshire Recorder Sinfonia, one of a handful of recorder orchestras in the UK. This site contains information about the orchestra and the family of recorder instruments. We hope you find it easy to navigate and that the information is useful.

HRS Group Shot


HRS at Portsmouth Cathedral: March 2011

Photo by Helen Hooker

The members of HRS are as diverse and versatile as are their instruments. Some players are professional musicians, others are gifted students or enthusiastic and talented amateurs. They all meet with a common aim...the pursuit of excellence and the enjoyment of good music.


Some examples of HRS playing in concert. Click to hear the music. [recordings created by Steve Raines]

* Elody Concerto, by Steve Marshall; soloist Helen Hooker (November 2018) (click here)
* Seaport Jump, by Hans Joachim Teschner (click here)
* Double Pleasure Tango, by Sylvia Corinna Rosin (click here)
* Caprice, by Marg Hall (click here)
* HRS young player Charlotte Raines plays Concerto in F Major by Giuseppe Sammartini (March 2011) (click here)