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Orpheus Recorder Gathering 2022

9-14 January Armidale NSW Australia

Held at The New England Conservatorium of Music

An intensive and intimate recorder course for intermediate and advanced players of all ages. Six days of technique classes, small ensemble and chamber ensemble. Each group works with a variety of world-renowned tutors. 

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Orpheus Recorder Gathering 2022

9-14 January Armidale NSW Australia

Held at The New England Conservatorium of Music

An intensive and intimate recorder course for intermediate and advanced players of all ages. Six days of technique classes, small ensemble and chamber ensemble. Each group works with a variety of world-renowned tutors. 

"What would a year be without a week in January in Armidale, dedicated to playing recorder intensively with fellow recorder addicts at the wonderful Orpheus Recorder Boutique?  Orpheus Recorder Boutiques are a very rich experience for so many of us, where we can immerse ourselves in the joys of learning, music-making and team-work, with like-minded people who quickly become lasting friends.  Orpheus Music also sells a fabulous range of recorders of all sizes, to suit every pocket, and music from the earliest times to the ultra-modern, to suit recorder players at every level, whether playing solo or in a group of any conceivable size.  A veritable treasure trove!  Thanks so much to Zana, Peter and Alexandra for their expertise and patience in providing advice and help."        (Vanessa Elwell-Gavins, Hervey Bay, QLD)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Time to get Excited!

Enrolments open 1 July

Early Bird 1 -7 July gives you 10% off the registration cost.

Due to the current Covid situation we are holding off opening registrations.

We expect to open registrations towards the end of August and will offer 1 week of early bird discounts. The opening dates will be communicated on this page, Facebook and in our Gecko Newsletter.

TUTORS

We will be announcing the tutors over the coming months. 

Joanne Arnott - NSW

Hans-Dieter Michatz - NSW

Brendan O'Donnell - SA

more coming soon....

 

PROGRAMME

This year’s programme is built around daily classes focusing on technique and playing in small ensembles. There will also be opportunities to play in larger Chamber groups.

New this year will be plenary sessions called Afternoon Musings.  These will be talks about various subjects of particular interest to recorder players - historical perspectives, performance practice, exploration of a particular repertoire etc. 

The Gathering will also include other possibilities such as singing together and an Open Panel session where you can ask the experts those questions you have always wanted answers for concerning the recorder.

There will be a tutor concert featuring the winning compositions of the 2020 Orpheus Recorder Quartet Competition and a number of blackboard concerts and pop up concerts through out the week.

 

COSTS

Registration fee includes all tuition for 6 days, blackboard concerts, and final concert for the Recorder Gathering 9-14 January 2022.

AdultAdult770
ConcessionPensioners and full Time students only670
18 and UnderSecondary school students485
Primary StudentPrimary school students350

 

VENUE

New England Conservatorium of Music (NECOM)

Armidale Teachers College 
Cnr Mossman & Faulkner Sts 
Armidale NSW 2350

 

CATERING  

LUNCH BOX OPTION will be available. You will be able to request this option as part of the registration process.  

 

TRANSPORT  

We are looking into options for lift shares and a taxi service for those with mobility services. If you have room in your car or any mobility issues, please let us know during the registration process. 

 

FAQ

Click here for FAQ about the Recorder Gathering, with information about the Tier System, group allocations and much more! 

ACCOMMODATION

CLICK HERE ACCOMMODATION GUIDE FOR THE RECORDER GATHERING (opens to a new webpage).

If you are looking to share accommodation with somebody else attending the course, please send us an email so that we can help you find others who may be looking to share two bedroom apartments, hotels or airbnbs during the Gathering. 

For players under 18 we will be offering off site accommodation under the care of a house person.

 

OTHER THINGS

  • There is plenty of FREE parking at NECOM.

  • There is disable access into the building and bathrooms.  

  • We will have a locked and secure office to store instruments during the week so you won’t have to cart your instruments to and from your accommodation.  

 

COVID SAFETY
This event will keep Covid safety at the forefront.

REFUNDS

50% refund if withdrawing before 15 October 2021;
25% refund if withdrawing before 15 November 2021;
No refund after 1 December 2021.

NB: It is recommended that participants consider taking out insurance in case you are unable to attend at the last minute.
In our new Covid environment, there are now more generous options for flights and accommodation being cancelled or postponed until another time. Orpheus Music has likewise extended our cancellation deadlines as far as possible to allow more flexibility with registration-fee refunds if they become necessary.

NBB: If Orpheus Music has to cancel the event completely due to Covid restrictions, all registration fees will be refunded in full. However, if the Gathering proceeds, the refund structure as outlined above will apply.

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