The Victorian Recorder Guild (VRG) is a network of recorder enthusiasts - players, performers and teachers - that encourages the playing and performance of recorders.
Saturday 26th May, 1 - 4 pm Venue: St Faith's Anglican Church, 4 Charles Street, Glen Iris. Jill Ferris will lead an afternoon of music loosely connected to Spring ..... well it is spring somewhere! We will explore some madrigals, which refer to the variuos joys os spring (maybe even 'Now is the month of Maying') The emphasis will be on melodic shaping and on making the most of the drama of the words. Bring your instruments, a music stand, a small amount of yummy afternoon tea and $6 to help cover costs.
30th June; 10am to 4pm at Spensley Street Primary School, Clifton Hill
It is proposed to work with preformed ensembles that wish to be tutored in particular compositions that they have been studying together. Newly formed and established ensembles of all standards welcome.
The idea is not to present new music on the day but that each ensemble presents pieces already studied. The notes have been learned and then we can help with more musical ideas concerned with style, appropriate articulation, ornamentation and tuning.
The end of the workshop will bring the ensembles together for a short Show and Tell concert and Dolce Ombre will also present a couple of works from the renaissance to the present day. A special treat will be a performance of a new work by ensemble member Ryan Williams.
4 to 7 October 2018 Details will be added as they are decided. But put the dates in your diary now!