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NQRS Newsletter May 2005


Elizabethan Playday

Sunday 5th June 2005, 2:00 - 4:30 PM

Rainbow Ark, Marian School, Currajong

(Turn left from Hugh St. into the school and around the music block to the teacher’s room. The Marian school is near the Ambulance station.)

In keeping with the Elizabethan Fair being held at the Queens Gardens, we have decided to have a get together centring around Shakespeare and the Elizabethan times. Anyone or any group wishing to perform their music, please come along and join in our mini concert. Parents wishing to stay for the concert are welcome.

We will have everyone playing together after afternoon tea.

Bring along the usual gold coin and a plate of goodies (wonder what were considered goodies to eat in the Elizabethan times). Don’t forget your music stands and recorders.


Elizabethan Fair

Sunday May 15 12:00 - 4:00 PM

During the week of the 12-18 May, a Shakespeare Festival is being held to coincide with Tropic Sun’s production of Henry IV.

The NRQS will have a stall at the Queens Gardens on the Sunday afternoon from 12noon to 4pm. We will be showcasing recorders, and music from this period. All members are welcome to come along and assist at the table.

We will also be offering lessons for an adult group to start the week after the event. If you know anyone interested in learning or improving their ability on all size recorders, please pass on this information.

The Telemann Ensemble will be playing on the main stage throughout the afternoon along with other performers from the Townsville region.



15  - 17 July 2005

Where: Girl Guide Camp, Bluewater.

Tutor: Jessica Shaw from New Zealand.

Theme: Animals.

Special visitor: Sr. Valerie – a former teacher of music at Marian School.

Saturday night: Dress up as your favourite animal. For those who feel daring, we will have a concert so you can demonstrate music for your particular animal.  Lance Eccles has composed a lot of music about animals in his compilations "Feeding Time at The Zoo" and "20 Stampedes". These are fairly easy but in four parts. Zana Clarke has a solo "The Fox" in Dawn & Dusk.

Accommodation is available in dormitories with 7 bunks to a room. Camping is also permitted but all tents, bedding etc must be bought along by the participants. The grounds are large and on the edge of the Bluewater Creek with barbeque areas as well as seating dotted around the area.

There is a large kitchen area with stoves, sinks, fridges etc to do your own cooking and a communal area available for our workshops and tutoring.

Registration form will be available at the Playday on the 5th June and at the Elizabethan Fair.

NQRS Subscriptions: Family $20, Single $12, Students $10, School $25.


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