26/8/17 - Weekend Workshop at St Sholastica's , Glebe
The 22 July weekend workshop has been postponed until AUGUST 26. Other details are the same. Irene Stone will be the tutor at a Saturday Workshop from 10am-4pm. Irene has a garage full of music so this a chance for us to explore some of that music with her. It is sure to be a day of musical insights and fun.
13/9/17 - Susan Christie makes a very welcome return as our tutor for September.
Susan Christie is the founder of Consort 8, formerly known as Ayres and Graces. She plays a variety of recorders as well as the treble and pardessus viola da gambas. She has performed with the Renaissance Players, St James’ Music Foundation and Choir, St Mary’s Cathedral Choir, Sydney University Musical Society, Josie and the Emeralds and Macquarie Baroque Players.
For many years, Susan lived in Orange and taught at the Orange Regional Conservatorium, working as a recorder tutor and Director of the Beginners String Ensemble.
Susan is currently studying viola da gamba with Brooke Green.
23/9/17 - Bundanoon Weekend Workshop
The Sydney Society of Recorder Players will be hosting this workshop. Zana Clarke, Alexandra Bailliet-Joly and Joanne Arnott will be our tutors. We look forward to joining with our recorder colleagues from CREMS, the Canberra Recorder and Early Music Society.
Early booking of accommodation is recommended.
11/10/17 - RecSoc welcomes back Alana Blackburn as our October tutor.
For the past two years Alana has been busy balancing successful careers in both performance and academia. Alana has conducted a number of recorder workshops with colleague and friend Joanne Arnott as part of the Australian Recorder Project in addition to performances in 2015 at the Orpheus Recorder Boutique, Sydney Vivid Festival and the University of New England Cultural and Creative Arts Network. The ARP was also successful in securing a New Work Grant from the Australia Council with composer Dr. Eve Klein who wrote a 15 minute triptych premiered at the Vivid Festival in 2015. As a soloist, Alana has performed in the Broadford Series in Melbourne, the Sydney Consort, Duo Histoire, the Ethernet Orchestra, and Riley Lee as part of his tour with four other Shakuhachi Grand Masters for the Australian Shakuhachi Society’s 2015 conference, gave the Australian premiere of Richard Harvey’s Concerto Incantanto for Recorder and Orchestra, and appears on Salut! Baroque’s 20th Year Celebration CD.
Alana is in the final stage of her PhD project which focuses on the interpersonal relationships within self-managed chamber music ensembles, and continues her research in Music E-learning. Her research has taken her to Hong Kong, the USA, Germany and The Netherlands. She has published a number of papers including a book chapter in Emerging modes and approaches in open and flexible education (2014). She has won awards for best paper, and travelling scholarships from the University of New England including an APA.
8/11/17 - Annual Soiree - 7pm
Practise with your group to present a short item at the Annual Soiree, held at St Scholastica's Glebe. Drinks and food will be provided in a receptive environment. Duets, trio sand large ensembles welcomed.