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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.

NEWS

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

(Posted 31 January 2019)

The Annual General Meeting is planned for Sunday 10th February 2019: 3:00pm - 3:30pm, at the Community Centre, Villa McAuley, 2 Acacia St (off Armit St), Mundingburra. That's just before the Après Midi and all members are requested to attend.

RECORDER COURSE: HAPPY RECORDER PLAYING CONTINUED

(Change of dates posted 31 January 2019)

Happy Recorder Playing Continued. This is a continuation of the Happy New Recorder-Playing Year course that started on 14 January and is also suitable for beginners. It will be given by Malcolm Tattersall on Monday evenings, 25 February and 4, 11 and 18 March at 5:30pm - 6:30pm, at 9 Water Street, Mundingburra. See the course brochure for registration and payment details.

INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED RECORDER ENSEMBLES

(Posted 26 January 2019)

Intermediate and Advanced Recorder Ensembles. Heather Coleman is continuing to lead her recorder ensembles in 2019. The ensembles will take place on seven consecutive Wednesday evenings from 6 February and 20 March at 6:30pm - 7:30pm (intermediate) and 7:30 - 8:30pm (advanced), at the Community Centre, Villa McAuley, 2 Acacia St, Mundingburra. See the ensembles brochure for registration and payment details.

MAGNETIC ISLAND WORKSHOP 2019 - CHANGE OF VENUE

(Updated 22 December 2018)

The 2019 Magnetic Island Workshop will now take place at Amaroo on Mandalay Avenue in Nelly Bay on the advertised weekend of 12-14 July. This is because the Arcadia Motel has turned their function room into a storage room and the alternate rooms that they offered us are not satisfactory. Amaroo is a great venue and hotel so read all about it and our workshop plans on the Annual Workshop Page.

Map of Magnetic Island Showing Location of Amaroo

NEXT APRES MIDI

(Updated 18 December 2018)

The next Musical Après Midi is planned for Sunday 10th February 2019: 3:30pm - 5:30pm, at the Community Centre, Villa McAuley, 2 Acacia St (off Armit St), Mundingburra. See the Calendar here.

RECORDER COURSES

(Updated 18 December 2018)

We are very pleased to announce a series of workshops available to players of all levels. Well known tutor and player Malcolm Tattersall is leading 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.

2019 APRES MIDIS

(Updated 4 January 2019)

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 April, August, October and December ones. 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.

2019 WEEKEND WORKSHOP ON MAGNETIC ISLAND (Posted 23 August 2018)

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.

MEMBERS SURVEY

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.

RESOURCES AND LINKS

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

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