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.
Recorders for Adult Beginners (posted 6 February 2018)
Are you interested in learning to play the recorder? Heather Coleman is starting a new series of recorder lessons for adult beginners on Wednesday evenings in Fulham Road, Pimlico starting on 14 February. This is not run by the Society so get in touch with her directly: click here for contact and other details.
AGM & Musical Après Midi (earlier than a Soirée; Posted 5 February 2018)
Our Secretary Janet Askern is hosting this year's AGM and a musical afternoon at her place on Sunday 11 February 2018 4:30pm - 6:30pm at 18 Park Lane, Hyde Park (accessible from Bayswater Rd near Charters Towers Rd). Bring instruments, music stand and, if you wish, sheet music. Light refreshments will be provided.
Musical Soirées (Posted 5 February 2018)
Last year, the monthly workshops at St Joseph's were poorly attended and Valerie Huston, our school contact is away, so instead we are planning Musical Soirées at the homes of various members. The Soirées we had at Janet's last December was a great success, so are using that as a model for future ones. Watch this space.
We had such a wonderful weekend on Magnetic Island in June 2017 with Ruth Wilkinson as our leader, that we are doing it all again in 2018! This time the dates are 20-22 July 2018, the weekend before the Australian Festival of Chamber Music in Townsville and directly before the finals of the Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition, also in Townsville.
The September 2017 edition of the Newsletter has been posted to the Newsletter page, where you can download it and previous editions as pdf files.
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.