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Ruth Wilkinson leads NQRS members at the Paluma workshop in 2007.
Instead of turning the newsletter into a web page as in the past, we have begun putting our newsletters on the site in pdf format, which you can read online and save to your computer if you wish. Click to download the newsletter for February 2013 or May 2013, which may be the last added to this site because the new site at http://nqrs.org.au/ is already replacing this one.
Click on these links for the April 2012 / August 2012 / October 2012 / November 2012 newsletters.
The North Queensland Recorder Society was established in 1995 to bring together all recorder players in the Townsville and wider North Queensland region for skills development (through workshops, etc) and social playing.
Its large-group activities have settled into a pattern of about four 'Playdays' - themed Sunday afternoon playing sessions - each year plus an annual weekend workshop with an out-of-town tutor. Guest tutors for the workshops have included Zana Clarke, Genevieve Lacey, Peter Madge, Jessica Shaw, Rodney Waterman and Ruth Wilkinson.
The society also encourages formation of amateur consorts, maintains a library of recorder music, and produces a newsletter. Individual members of the Society appear with performing groups which feature recorders.
This year’s Christmas busking for charity is confirmed for Sunday December 9th. Download the November newsletter (pdf) for details.
A non-residential weekend workshop with Alana Blackburn and local tutors at the end of May - see August newsletter (pdf) for a report and photos. More photos here.
Annual weekend workshop with Barbara Jerjen, May 20-22, 2011. (Full report in August newsletter but, in short, about 35 players had a great time and learned a lot.)
Our annual weekend workshop in May 2010 featured Rodney Waterman (Melbourne) as guest tutor. More details in the March newsletter, and some photos here and here.
The new officebearers elected at the AGM at thebeginning of 2012 are:
President - Ian Montgomery, firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer/Secretary - John Batterham, email@example.com
Non-committee help includes:
Jean Dartnall (newsletter editor, play day organiser and library cataloguer) firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 4729 0068
and Malcolm Tattersall (web master, library host) contact via this page on his new website.
A small friendly group meets every Monday night 7.30 p.m. at the Tattersalls’ home. Ring Glenda (4725 6937), or email Jean, for more information.
Are you a financial member? Memberships are due from January 1st each year and can be paid at the first playday.
Benefits of membership include:
Membership fees: $15 (Single), $25 (Family), $10 (student).
Resources on Malcolm's website: his music for recorders; a survey of the one-volume reference books for recorder players (others are in 'Links' at the top of this page).
Last updated 16.2.13