Events

14/8/19 - PLAYERS' NIGHT in a supportive environment, no outside audience

Time to consider having your group perform an item at our popular Players' Night. Most places are now full but you can still contact Marguerite Foxon if you wish to participate.

28/8/19 - The Beginners' Consort -contact Susan Foulcher -susanfoulcher@gmail.com

If you want to improve your technique join the very enthusiastic players in Waverton, close to the station. Music will be sent in advance. Whatever your skill level it improve with more practice.

11/9/19 - Recorder professional Alexandra Bailliet-Joly is our tutor for September.

Alexandra Bailliet-Joly is a professional recorder player, music educator and conductor. She has a Masters of Performance-Teaching and a Bachelor of Music at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, where she specialised in historical performance practice with Ruth Wilkinson.
Alexandra is currently a member of Trillo, an early music ensemble made up of multi-instrumentalist musicians who play repertoire from the medieval to the classical period. She also is part of The Recorder Co-op a recorder quartet specializing in recorder music both contemporary and early. In the past she has performed with the the Organs of Ballarat Goldfields Festival (VIC), Bach Akademie Australia (SYD), Salut! Baroque (SYD), The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (SA), and the Bach Cantata program at St Johnís Soutgate (VIC). Alexandra has been broadcast on ABC Classic FM and ABC Regional Radio (Ballarat).

Alexandra teaches recorder to students of all ages and is currently teaching private lessons in Sydney. Alexandra has been a tutor, conductor and performer for the Sydney Recorder Society, Canberra Recorder & Early Music Society, Victorian Recorder Guild, Recorder and Early Music Society of Western Australia and the annual Orpheus Music Recorder Courses (Armidale, NSW). She has taught at St Michaelís Grammar School and at Wesley College as part of her placement where she provided group and individual music tuition on recorder and flute for both primary and high school students.

28/9/19 - NEW DATE from the original-A weekend in Bundanoon - brochure out in July

Our annual weekend in Bundanoon will occur on September 28/29. The tutors will be Zana Clarke, Sue Christie and Jude Huxtable. Book before the hotel and other accommodation become full. Come along and enjoy a great weekend of playing and mixing with other enthusiasts. Sorry for the change but there was a mix up with the hotel booking.

9/10/19 - Susan Sukkar makes a welcome return as our October tutor. Not to be missed!

Susan Sukkar has had a long and varied career as a music educator, working across early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary sectors. This includes an extensive association with the recorder, performing professionally with many ensembles in Australia and overseas. Susan holds Bachelor and Master of Education degrees and studied recorder at post-graduate level at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Royal Conservatorium Den Haag, Holland.
Susan has been an active supporter of school recorder programs for many years, directing ensembles from infants in schools through to guiding high school students studying recorder for the Higher School Certificate. Susan was a lecturer in Primary Music Education for several years at the University of Western Sydney and more recently at the University of Technology Sydney. She has also conducted professional learning workshops for Musica Viva. As artistic director of this Festival she is actively engaged in commissioning new repertoire for both recorders and strings from a growing number of talented Australian composers including in recent years Tracy Burjan, Brian Buggy, Alex Cronin, Adrian Mansukhani, Alex Pringle, Nicholas Tester, Andrew Robertson, Dan Walker and Stephen Chin.
In 2014 Susan was the recipient of the Alan Laughlin Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership from the Australian College of Educators. In 2018 Susan completed her AMusA on recorder, just for the fun of it!

13/11/19 - SOIREE

A highlight of the recorder year: Soiree is a showcase of members' and guests' talents in performance.

Time to consider having your group perform an item. More details to come. Also keep an eye out in the Newsletter.

11/12/19 - CHRISTMAS PARTY and AGM

We conclude a very busy Recorder Society year with a brief Annual General Meeting and share Christmas music provided in her inimitable way by Irene Stone.
Christmas cheer follows.
A highlight of the recorder year: Soiree is a showcase of members' and guests' talents in performance.
Keep an eye out in the Newsletter for further details.