14/7/21 - CANCELLED OWING TO COVID LOCKDOWN Players' night at Woodstock Burwood
This is our annual Players' Night where members perform items in pre-arranged groups. Arrive at Woodstock before 7.00pm for a 7 o'clock start. Contact Marguerite Foxon on 0423 712 622 if you would like to perform.
18/7/21 - CANCELLED OWING TO COVID LOCKDOWN Harbourside at Lavender Bay
Anyone who plays more than one instrument is welcome to come to Christ Church Lavender Bay, just below North Sydney station with parking in the grounds off Walker St. We begin at 6:3o and anyone who can please bring music to play. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you can come.
11/8/21 - Our tutor for August is the well-known recorder identity Jo Arnott.
28/8/21 - CANCELLED OWING TO COVID 19 - MONEY WILL BE RETURNED -- Bundanoon Weekend Workshop
A great weekend with three inspiring tutors. For a brochure please contact email@example.com
A weekend not to be missed.
8/9/21 - We welcome back the Patron of the Sydney Society of Recorder Players, Hans-Dieter Michatz.
13/10/21 - Our annual Soiree returns with great music performed by groups in cabaret mode.
This is the night when members can display their musical wares, sometimes inviting guests to join them in individual items. There is also opportunity for whole group playing in an evening of good music, food and drink. More information in coming Newsletters.
10/11/21 - Susan Sukkar returns as our November tutor and conductor with her usual enthusiasm and good ideas for playing.
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!
14/12/21 - Our Annual Christmas Party, planned and conducted by Irene Stone, has become a firm and favoured fixture on the Recorder Society calendar.
Our Christmas meeting includes lots of mass playing of Yuletide and other music, selected by Irene Stone and supplemented with Christmas cake and other delicious comestibles. Not to be missed.