13/7/22 - Players' Night
You will be asked for more details about your item, performers, timing, etc nearer the event. Please note that in order to finish at 9.00pm and still allow as many groups to perform as possible, each group will be limited to a total of 4 minutes' playing time. We will ask you to provide the timing of your practice run at a later date.
10/8/22 - Versatile composer and performer, Clive Lane brings a lively and entertaining approach to conducting.
14/9/22 - We welcome back our Patron, Hans-Dieter Michatz as our conductor for September.
24/9/22 - The fantastic Weekend in Bundanoon returns
We have three great tutors-Sue Christie, Jo Arnott and Jude Huxtable. There will be a Saturday night dinner at the hotel where performers can contribute to the entertainment. I suggest you book your accommodation as soon as possible. The Brochure will be available in June. It's always a good time to get togather with other enthusiasts of the recorder.
12/10/22 - We welcome back teacher and recorder professional Susan Sukkar.
Susan Sukkar has had a long and varied career as a music educator, working across early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary sectors. This includes an extensive association with the recorder, performing professionally with many ensembles in Australia and overseas. Susan holds Bachelor and Master of Education degrees and studied recorder at post-graduate level at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Royal Conservatorium Den Haag, The Netherlands.
Susan has been an active supporter of school recorder programs for many years, directing ensembles from infants in schools through to judging high school students studying recorder for the Higher School Certificate. Susan was a lecturer in Primary Music Education for several years at the University of Western Sydney and more recently at the University of Technology Sydney. She has also conducted professional music workshops for Musica Viva. As artistic director of this festival she is actively engaged in commissioning new repertoire for both recorders and strings from a growing number of talented Australian composers including in recent years Tracy Burjan, Brian Buggy, Alex Cronin, Adrian Mansukhani, Alex Pringle, Nicholas Tester, Andrew Robertson, Dan Walker and Stephen Chin.
In 2014 Susan was the recipient of the Alan Laughlin Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership from the Australian College of Educators. In 2018 Susan completed her AMusA on recorder, just for the fun of it!
9/11/22 - Our much enjoyed annual Soiree will this year be held in November. A cabaret style concert of small group items and massed playing.
November's soiree will again feature items from small groups and also massed playing, sometimes with additional instruments. Friends are invited to enjoy refreshments during the evening, cabaret style.
One of the Society's highlights of the year. Details about submitting items will be available later in the year.
14/12/22 - December 14th - time for our annual Christmas Party (and very short AGM).
Irene Stone returns to St Scholastica's, Glebe, with her unique musical Christmas fare. Always an enjoyable surprise. Varied and happy group music making to round off the year.