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North Queensland Recorder Society Inc.

Ruth Wilkinson leads members at Paluma

Ruth Wilkinson leads NQRS members at the Paluma workshop in 2007.

Important announcement

This version of the NQRS site has been superseded by the new pages at http://nqrs.org.au/ and no content has been added since early 2013. Old content was tidied up somewhat in November 2013 and will remain here for reference as long as seems reasonable.

About the Society

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.


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.

Noteworthy Events 2010 - 2012

A non-residential weekend workshop with Alana Blackburn and local tutors at the end of May 2012 - 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.

Committee and Contacts

Local Recorder Teachers

Playing opportunities

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.


Memberships are due from January 1st each year and can be paid at the first playday.
Benefits of membership include:

And also...

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 15.11.13