Past Events

Date Time Title Description
Sunday 14/07/201913:00VRG Annual Soiree to be held on 14th July at High Street Road Uniting Church, Mt Waverley. Starting at 1 p.m. and finishing around 4 p.m.Items should be no more than 3 minutes long and preference will generally be given to groups rather than soloists. Players with all levels of experience are welcome. If you wish to participate please email us at recorderplayers@gmail.com with the details.
Friday 12/07/2019Music Library.We are planning to open the library on Friday 5 July and Friday 12 July.
Sunday 16/06/201913:00BLOW_IN in JUNEKatarina Dowling will lead a blow-in on 16th June 1 - 4 p.m. at St Faith's Church, 4 Charles Street, Glen Iris.
Saturday 18/05/201910:00Joint Event WORKSHOP in Ballarat led by Simon Rickart on Saturday 18th May. There will a full program of teaching and playing at York Street Church of Christ, 410 York Street, Ballarat East. We will start at 10:30 and finish at 3 p.m. For more information about transport etc refer to the April Newsletter.
Saturday 13/04/2019Fundamental Harmonics: a Beginners Guide to Harmonics on the RecorderRachel Snedden, best known to many of us as conductor of the Melbourne Recorder Orchestra, will talk about his topic and then after a break she will lead a blow-in. On 13th April from 1 to 4 p.m. (wintertime) at High Street Road Uniting Church at 482 High Street Road (at the corner of Stewart Street).
Saturday 16/03/2019The VRG Annual General Meeting will be followed by a Blow-In led by Liz Zetzmanon Saturday 16 March from 2.00 to 5.00 p.m. at Stonnington Community Uniting Church, Malvern East.
Saturday 16/03/2019VRG Annual General Meeting and Blow-in with Liz ZetzmannSaturday 16 March from 2 to 5 p.m. at Stonnington Community Uniting Church, Malvern East
Saturday 16/02/2019Blow-in with Suzanne Palmer-Holton and Jill Ferris Saturday 16 Feb from 2 to 5 p.m. at St Georges Anglican Church Centre, Malvern
Saturday 01/12/2018Festive Blow-in with Di RexNov 1, 2 - 5 p.m The Blow-in will be followed by a festive afternoon tea.
Sunday 11/11/2018Blow-in led by Rodney Waterman Two Gems for Recorder Orchestra 11 November 2 - 5 p.m. This event will be held at the U3A Hall, at the back of 14 Ivanhoe Parade, Ivanhoe.
Thursday 04/10/2018Spring Weekend at Myrniong4 to 7 October 2018 Join us for a full program stretching from Thursday evening to Sunday afternoon with some wonderful tutors incl. Malcolm Tattersal. The venue is the Myrniong YMCA. The booking form is due back by 24th August. Please contact us immediately by email if you have not received a copy of the information brochure and booking form.
Saturday 18/08/201813:00BLOW IN with Barb PraetzA Modern Touch - music by Andrews, Challenger, Charlton and Davidson at St Phillips Anglican Church, Mt Waverley. Time: 1 - 4 pm
Sunday 22/07/2018Soiree Sunday 22nd July 1 pm to 4 pm. Venue: High Street Road Uniting Church, 482 High Street Road, Mt Waverley A soiree is being organised by Liz Zetzmann. Groups and individuals, who wish to actively participate should contact the organiser by sending an email to the Guild, who will forward your email to Liz Zetzmann. The Melbourne Recorder Orchestra will be performing music commissioned by the Guild in memory of Colin Smith.
Saturday 30/06/201810:00Workshop for consorts led by members of the group Dolce Ombre30th 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.
Saturday 26/05/2018Blow-In: The Merry Month of MaySaturday 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.
Sunday 22/04/2018Genevieve Lacey - resident at MRC in 2018Nest 2-7pm April 21 (in 3 parts)
In the Melbourne Recital Centre Salon, actor Natasha Herbert will join theatre visionaries Daniel Schlusser, Ben Cobham and Jim Atkins in a unique collaboration with musicians Andrea Keller (piano), Simon Barker (drums), and Genevieve.
Sunday 15/04/2018Dolce L'Ombre concertSaturday 14 April 2 pm
Christ Church Brunswick
8 Glenlyon Road
Ruth Wilkinson, Ryan Williams, Hannah Coleman, Alex Bailliet-Joly
Saturday 07/04/2018Big Big-blow Saturday 7 April 2 pm to 5 pm. Venue: Stonnington Community Church, cnr Coppin Street and Burke Road, Malvern East. (used to be Ewing Memorial)
Bring the usual: instruments, stand, afternoon tea and $6.00
This Big-Blow will play pieces that will be led by Suzanne, Jeanette and Roger. It will be varied and will have something for everyone!
Sunday 18/03/2018Annual General MeetingThe Victorian Recorder Guild Inc Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 18 March, at 2.00pm at Canterbury Girls Secondary College, Canterbury, Irilbarra Rd entrance. This will be followed by a Blow-in.
Sunday 11/02/201814:00Blow-in with Rodney Waterman11 February 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm Canterbury Girls' School Rodney is choosing music from a range of music that features counterpoint, music built up with threads of melodies. Music will range from early times when counterpoint was developing into a wonderful tapestry, to more modern works which also use this style, but in a very different musical context.
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Thursday 07/12/201719:00MUZE ConcertsMuze (Bernadette Zeilinger - flutes, including recorders, and Diego Mune - guitar). http://www.la-musa.net/solos_en.html Tuesday, 5. 12. 2017 - 7pm Long Play 318 St Georges Road North Fitzroy 3068 Tuesday, 5. 12. 2017 - 9pm Make It Up Club 317 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy Wednesday, 6. 12. 2017 - 7pm Lyrebird Lounge 61 Glen Eira Rd Ripponlea, Victoria 3185 Thursday, 7. 12. 2017 - 7pm Testing Ground 1 City Road, Southbank, VIC 3006
Sunday 26/11/201714:30MRO ConcertAnnual Concert by the Melbourne Recorder Orchestra with guests Les Clochards Sunday 26 November at 2:30pm St George's Anglican Church, 296 Glenferrie Road, Malvern
Sunday 19/11/201714:00November Festive Big BlowTime 2.00pm - 5:00 pm Venue Bentliegh Uniting Church 497 Centre Rd, Bentleigh It will be a very interesting and varied playing session as members of the Guild conduct our playing festive music.
Thursday 05/10/201718:00Spring Weekend Date 5 to 8 October Venue YMCA Lake Dewar, Myrniong Tutors Ruth Wilkinson Hans Dieter Michartz Ryan Williams Alexandra Bailliet-Joly Liz Zetzman Roger Palmer The residential Myrniong Recorder Weekend 2017 is a three-day festival of music-making, providing an excellent opportunity to make music together over an more extended time. At Myrniong we have playing groups led by experienced tutors, Special Sessions covering a range of topics, an excellent concert given by our tutors and the opportunity to play together in a recorder orchestra.
Sunday 30/07/201714:00SoireeDate 30 July High Street Road Uniting Church DOMENICA MORNINGTON U3A GEOFF PARR-SMITH QUINTA/QUINTET CRANBOURNE SALVATION ARMY CONSORT THE DEEPDENE DASHERS BONNIE AND KAYLENE BROOKS RESONANCE MAYA COHEN-MILLER LUCINDA WALKER CRANBOURNE SALVATION ARMY ENSEMBLE YARROWEE PLAYERS MAYA COHEN-MILLER AND LUCINDA WALKER WOODWIND MELBOURNE RECORDER ORCHESTRA
Saturday 03/06/201710:30Quinta Essentia Workshop with concert St Philip's Anglican Church. The program includes a Big Blow featuring South American music; talk and presentation of new and rarely seen recorder and concert.
Saturday 04/02/201714:00Blow in with Ryan Williams and Matthew HorsleyCanterbury Girls Secondary College We know Ryan for his work for the Guild in recent years, including at Myrniong. His work for us reflects his innovative and interesting approach to the recorder's possibilities, and we have enjoyed his musicianship as a performer and teacher. Matthew plays Uillean pipes and percussion, and the duo has performed in classical and folk festivals in Australia, Ireland and The Netherlands.