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Welcome to NQRS!

The North Queensland Recorder Society was established in 1995 to bring together recorder players in the Townsville and wider North Queensland region for skills development and social playing. To find out more about the Society and membership or to contact the Society visit the About page.



(Updated 27 November 2018)

The next Musical Après Midi is a Christmas one planned for Sunday 16th December 2018: 4pm - 6:30pm, at Janet Askern's place: 18 Park Lane, Hyde Park (near Charters Towers Rd). See the Calendar here and Download the invitation here..


(Updated 27 November 2018)

We are very pleased to announce a series of workshops available to players of all levels. Well known tutor and player Malcolm Tattersall will lead the workshops. It is hoped that people from our wider community will join us and either reconnect with recorder playing or enjoy the social interaction of playing in small groups.

The beginners course in November was a great success. The more advanced courses have been held over until January 2019. Keep an eye on the Calendar for time and location details and download the short courses brochure for full details.


(Posted 27 November 2018)

In 2019, we are holding Après Midis on the second Sunday of every second month (the even numbered ones). The dates have been published on the Calendar. These are held at members' places and we need volunteers to host all except the February one. We'd love to hear from you: contact options are at the bottom of the page

NEWSLETTER - 25 September 2018

The September 2018 edition of the Newsletter has been posted to the Newsletter page, where you can download it and previous editions as pdf files.

RECORDERS ON MAGNETIC ISLAND (Updated 1 September 2018)

At the Magnetic Island Weekend Workshop in July, we discovered that there is a U3A group of recorder players that meet every Tuesday 1:30-3:30pm at Ros Burry's house at 14 Bottiger Street, Nelly Bay (behind the Health Clinic at 76 Sooning Street). Visitors are welcome: phone Ros on 07 4778 5082 for information and to let the group know you are coming.


The 2018 Weekend Workshop was such a huge success that we are planning to do it yet again in 2019 on the weekend of 12-14 July. This weekend was chosen for various logistical reasons but note that it coincides with end of the school holidays in Queensland and Victoria and the middle of the school holidays in NSW. Early booking of accommodation and flights would be wise.


At the 2015 AGM members completed a membership survey about the Society and its activities. Nicky, our treasurer, compiled the results and this is available as a pdf document. The committee has used it as the basis for revising our activities for 2016 and implemented major changes.


Visit the Resources page to find out about other aspects of recorder playing in North Queensland.

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