Events

12/7/17 - New time with Jude Huxtable

Jude Huxtable, a skilled musician and teacher will lead our meeting on July 12. As it is school holidays we will have the meeting from 1pm -3pm followed by afternoon tea. Come along and enjoy this time together.

22/7/17 - Weekend Workshop at St Sholastica's

On July 22 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.

9/8/17 - We are pleased to welcome highly regarded recorder and educator on her first appearance as a monthly tutor for the Society.

Karen Carey also plays a wide range of recorders as well as the tenor viola da gamba. Santa Sabina’s Artistic Director, Karen has been a music educator for almost 40 years. She is recognised nationally and internationally as an inspirational music educator. In 2007 Karen received a National Award for Excellence in Music Education, and in 2011 was the subject of the award-winning documentary Mrs Carey’s Concert. Karen believes in the intrinsic value of music education for all children and for the health and cohesion of communities.

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.