Victorian Recorder Guild

Forthcoming activities

If you enjoy playing recorder you are welcome to attend any of our blow-ins - you do not have to be a member of the VRG. Please bring along your selection of instruments, a music stand, a contribution to afternoon tea and $6 to help with costs.
You are also welcome to attend our soirees. 

‘One to a Part’ workshop: Ruth Wilkinson, Alexandra Baillet-Joly, Hannah Coleman and Ryan Williams
8 July at Spensley Street Primary School, Clifton Hill, 10.00am to 4.00pm

The aim of this workshop is to give participants confidence at playing their part in an ensemble alone.
The tutors will be Ruth Wilkinson,  Alexandra Baillet-Joly, Hannah Coleman and Ryan Williams. They will each work with one group during the day.

We would like four groups of up to six members to register to take part .

The cost for members of participating groups   will be $50 per person. 

Ruth Wilkinson will be providing the music based on the playing level of your group.

If your group would like to take part could you please phone Sue Lyons on 03 5975 1454 or 0438 821 889 and she will take details of your group numbers, playing levels and instruments.

If you are not a group  participant,  please come along as an observer and attend the concert at the end of the day. We will allocate people as observers across the four groups evenly. 

The cost for observers  will be $10.

The  programme will be:

Opening session:  everyone together on a polychoral piece (depending on numbers parts will be doubled to give confidence)
Session 2: break into four groups of 4-5 parts depending on numbers. Each group will be assigned a tutor.
Lunch (BYO)
Session 3: Keep working in groups
Session 4: Come together. Summary session and playing for each other
Finale: Small concert given by the tutors.


So come along as a member of a registered group, or as an observer, to pick up lots of hints about ensemble playing and how to make the music come alive.  Sue will be waiting for group registrations. Don’t be shy! This is such a wonderful opportunity.



$50 or $10 (see above)

Instruments and named stand

Lunch for yourself and a small plate of goodies to share for tea/coffee breaks.

Past events can be viewed here.