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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.



We've extended the early bird deadline to the end of April. See the Workshop Fee and Registration section in the Annual Workshop page for details. Paid registrations, particularly from interstate visitors, have already exceeded expectations and we want to encourage others who have expressed interest but not yet paid to join us for what promises to be a terrific weekend.

Musical Après Midi (earlier than a Soirée; Posted 22 March 2018)

CORRECTION and apologies: Anneke Silver's address is 12 Stuart Street NORTH WARD not West End.

Aerial view of Anneke's House, North Ward

Musical Après Midi (earlier than a Soirée; Posted 21 March 2018)

Anneke Silver has invited us to her home for another NQRS afternoon of recorder playing and listening on Easter Sunday 1 April 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm at 12 Stuart Street, North Ward (SW corner of Alexandra Street). These are informal get-togethers of people who like to play and listen to recorder music and allow us to enjoy a couple of hours of the magical sounds that recorders can make. Please join us for a relaxing afternoon of friendship and music making.

Please bring a small plate to enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee. Bring all your recorders and music stand. If you have a special piece of music you wish to share, copies will need to be made. Anneke has a selection of music she has chosen and copies will be distributed on the day. Our Secretary Janet is happy to assist with copying - 0417 787 220 - and please let her know if you intend coming.

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.


2018 WEEKEND WORKSHOP ON MAGNETIC ISLAND (Updated 17 November 2017)

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.


NEWSLETTER - 21 September 2017

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.