Canberra Recorder and Early Music Society

The Canberra Recorder and Early Music Society is aimed at people of all ages and abilities in the Canberra region who share a love of this ancient instrument. We offer regular playing opportunities with those who are like-minded in an informal and social atmosphere, as well as workshops led by professional tutors. Members are encouraged to play in consorts or small groups, and to form links with other players in the Canberra region. Twice a year CREMS participates in a weekend workshop in Bundanoon, in southern NSW, in conjunction with the Sydney Society of Recorder Players.

CREMS FaceBook Page

Contact Us
Our mailing address is:
CREMS
PO Box 6052
O'Connor ACT 2602
Email Maria Cox cremspresident@gmail.com

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Programme

Regular monthly playing sessions for CREMS Orchestra and CREMS Ensemble groups are held. Our leader and conductor is Barbara Jerjen, a professional recorder teacher. A fee is charged to cover cost of room hire, insurance, tea, coffee etc. and tuition. The cost each month is $15 for one group, $20 if you attend both. These monthly sessions are usually held at St David's Church hall, Red Hill, corner of Fortitude St & La Perouse St on the last Sunday of the month. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled starting time in order to help with setting up and bring your music stand, pencil, a folder for music and something to share for afternoon tea.

Orchestra 2.00 - 3.30pm, Afternoon tea 3.30 - 4.00pm, Ensemble 4.00 - 5.00pm.

There are no auditions but the following are guidelines:
The CREMS Orchestra is suitable for elementary to advanced players, at a minimum you must be able to read music and play at least one and one half octaves on your recorder. If you play descant you should be willing and able to play also either alto, tenor or bass.
The CREMS Ensemble is suitable for intermediate and advanced players who are able and willing to play more than one size of recorder. Ensemble players are expected to hold a part by themselves.

If you are considering joining and are unsure as to whether these groups would suit you please feel welcome to attend a session to observe and play at no cost.

CREMS also holds workshops irregularly throughout the year. Please check the CREMS calendar on this website for details.



CREMS Calendar 2014

February 23
2-3.30pm Orchestra
4 - 5pm Ensemble group

March 23
2-5pm Technique workshop: Barbara Jerjen St David's Church, Red Hill

March 30
2-3.30pm Orchestra
4 - 5pm Ensemble group

April 12
Have you enrolled for Bundanoon?
Bundanoon Registration Brochure
Bundanoon Registration Form


April 18-21
Easter

April 12-27
School holidays (ACT)

April 27
2-3.30pm Orchestra
4 - 5pm Ensemble group

May 10-11
Bundanoon weekend. "Celebration" Celebrating 21 years of CREMS Bundanoon weekends
Bundanoon Registration Brochure
Bundanoon Registration Form


May 25
2-3.30pm Orchestra
4 - 5pm Ensemble group

June 29
2-3.30pm Orchestra
4 - 5pm Ensemble group

July 5-20
School holidays (ACT)

July 13
11.30am - 5pm Recorder workshop: Kamala Bain brochure

July 27
11.30am - 5pm Rehearsal for High Court concert at St David's
(11.30am - 1pm Ensemble group)
(1.45pm - 5pm CREMS Orchestra)

August 3
2pm Concert: High Court of Australia Flyer pdf

August 31
1.30 - 3.00pm Orchestra
3 - 4pm Annual General Meeting
4 - 5pm Ensemble group

September 14
2-3.30pm Orchestra
4 - 5pm Ensemble group

September 27-28
Bundanoon weekend
Bundanoon Brochure pdf


Sept 27 -12 Oct
School holidays (ACT)

October 12
11.30am - 5.30pm Workshop to be given by Robyn Mellor at Room 1, Ainslie Arts Centre, Elouera St, Braddon.

October 22
U3A Playing Day
U3A Brochure.pdf


October 26
2-3.30pm Orchestra
4 - 5pm Ensemble group

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The Committee
  • President, Newsletter Editor - Maria Cox cremspresident@gmail.com
  • Vice-President - Mary burbrook de Vere
  • Honorary Secretary - Les Davey
  • Public Officer - Ingrid Baas Becking
  • Treasurer - David Smith
  • Committee Members - Barbara Jerjen, Leone Jones, Debbie Stanford, Fay D'Elmaine

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Membership and Newsletter Subscriptions

Please see our CREMS brochure. We send out a monthly newsletter to all members. Subscriptions are valid from 1 July to 30 June. New members joining after February will get a 50% discount.

Please click here to download our current (September 2014) Newsletter (.pdf).

Please click here to download our August 2014 Newsletter (.pdf).

Please click here to download our July 2014 Newsletter (.pdf).

Please click here to download our June 2014 Newsletter (.pdf).

Please click here to download our May 2014 Newsletter (.pdf).

Please click here to download our April 2014 Newsletter (.pdf).

Please click here to download our March 2014 Newsletter (.pdf).

Please click here to download our February 2014 Newsletter (.pdf).

Please click here to download our December 2013 Newsletter (.pdf).

Please click here to download our November 2013 Newsletter (.pdf).

Please click here to download our October 2013 Newsletter (.pdf).

Please click here to download our September 2013 Newsletter (.pdf).

Please click here to download our August 2013 Newsletter (.pdf).

Please click here to download our July 2013 Newsletter (.pdf).

Annual Membership fees:
  • Single membership $35.00
  • Family membership (2 or more people) $45
  • Student, Pensioner and Members living outside the ACT $25.00

Details to send us:

Name, Address, Postcode
Phone, Fax, Email address
Instruments you play; Standard (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
and which groups you play with.

If you do not wish this information to be included in the list which is published occasionally for members' information, please indicate this.

Send your details and cheque (made out to CREMS) to:
CREMS Treasurer
PO Box 6052
O'Connor ACT 2602

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CREMS Dance Group

If you would rather dance than play, or, indeed, both, then think about joining our Dance Group. Dances taught are from the 15th 17th Century France, Italy and England. Wear loose clothing and low shoes (with leather soles for preference). Happy shoes and jiffies are satisfactory.

For information on costs and venues, please contact:
Estelle Canning, Kunama Cottage, via Dalton NSW 2581
phone (02) 4845-0228.


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