About the North Queensland Recorder Society
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 (through workshops, etc) and social playing.
Its large-group activities until 2015 had settled into a pattern of several 'Play Days' - themed Sunday afternoon playing sessions - each year plus an annual Weekend Workshop with an out-of-town tutor. Guest tutors for the Weekend Workshop have included Alana Blackburn, Hannah Coleman, Zana Clarke, Barbara Jerjen, Genevieve Lacey, Peter Madge, Robyn Mellor, Jessica Shaw, Rodney Waterman, Ruth Wilkinson and Daniel Murphy.
In 2016, we tried a new format with monthly workshops led by tutors and held in the afternoon of the third Sunday of the month but didn't have a weekend workshop. In 2017 we had both monthly workshops and a very successful weekend workshop on Magnetic Island.
In 2018 and 2019, we had musical soirées at members' homes to replace the monthly workshops and a residential weekend workshop on Magnetic Island. Activities in 2021 were almost back to normal after most were cancelled in 2020 because of the pandemic. The Annual Workshop took place on Magnetic Island on the weekend of 16-18 July, 2021.
The society also encourages formation of amateur consorts, maintains a library of recorder music, and produces an occasional newsletter. Individual members of the Society appear with performing groups which feature recorders.
The Membership fee remains at $20 for 2022, with a family of three being able to join for $40. Membership falls due on 1 January each year. Click on this link to download the membership form.
At the AGM held at 18 Park Lane, Hyde Park, on Friday 25 February 2022, the following committee was elected:
- President: Heather Coleman
- Secretary and Treasurer: Janet Askern
- Newsletter and Après-Midi coordinator: Glenda Tattersall
- Website: Malcolm Tattersall
Use the general NQRS email to direct any inquiries to the committee or individual members: