Local Bocal June 2024

Dear Double Reeders, here is some news and dates for your diary.

Most of the Committee is back on deck after our various illnesses, surgeries, overseas trips and life in general which has conspired against us!

It is time for you to register for the following activities and note an extra special one on 1st September

Marryatville HS has been booked for the following dates. (Thanks, Josie!)
Sunday 28 July 2pm to 4pm (Performance Practice). Please register now for this opportunity to play with an accompanist to an audience. Let us know by the 14th July what you will be playing and give us the accompanist’s part. You may have a duo or trio that you play with which would like to perform. They don’t all have to be double reed players.
Wednesday 14 August 7pm to 9pm (Big Blow)
Wednesday 4 September 7pm to 9pm (Impressionist Music to Reed By! Rehearsal 1)
Monday 9 September 7pm to 9pm (Impressionist Music to Reed By! Rehearsal 2)
Friday 13 September 7pm to 9pm (Impressionist Music to Reed By! Rehearsal 3)
Sunday 27 October 2pm to 4 pm (Concert for Exam Prep or Performance Practice.)

St John's Church has been booked for Sunday 15 September @ 3pm for Impressionist Music to Reed By!
Put these dates in your diaries now!!

As promised, here is some information about the Elder Conservatorium Double Reed Mega Day that’s taking place on Sunday, September 1st. The day will include a warm-up session, oboe and bassoon masterclasses, audition preparation discussion and a concert with solo, chamber and mass double reed choir performances. Matthew Wilkie (Principal Bassoon with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Principal Emeritus Bassoon with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra) is flying in from Sydney as a special guest for the day.

If you have any more suggestions for activities/events please let us know.

The ADRS Conference and Competitions will be held on the Gold Coast at the end of September. See the ADRS website for details. This is an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in the Double Reed world (and where would you rather be?). It is school holidays so you could combine it with a trip to Queensland Sun, theme parks, glorious scenery, night-life (ok, I won’t give up my day job and go to work at the Tourist Commission).

Congratulations to Josh Oates, Jack Schiller, Angus McBride and Jade Elsdon for participating in a wonderful concert at Elder Hall on Friday lunchtime, 14th June. Their rendition(with clarinets and horns) of the Mozart Serenade in C minor was excellent~ tight, expressive and fluent.

Here is a letter we received from member Anthony Radogna.

I'm excited to announce that I will be performing the Vivaldi Oboe Concerto in A minor RV461 with the Flinders University Chamber Ensemble at the following concerts. Both concerts are free and will feature Vivaldi's Gloria and Haydn's Insanae et Vanae Curae incorporating the combined forces of the Adelaide Cathedral Choir and the Holy Cross Choir.

Friday 12 July, 7.30pm at St Francis Xavier Cathedral - 39 Wakefield Street, Adelaide
Sunday 14 July, 12.30pm at Holy Cross Church - 165 Goodwood Road, Millswood

I'm also performing the Martinů Quartet H.315 for Violin, Oboe, Cello and Piano at a Chamber Musicians Concert on Sunday 11 August 2024 at St. Theodore’s Anglican Church - 46 Prescott Tce, Toorak Gardens at 2pm. For more details, email Anthony at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Anybody is welcome to attend the concert.
Violin - Emily McDonald
Oboe - Anthony Radogna
Cello - Janis Svilans
Piano - Shawn Hui

Kind regards,

Please consider supporting fellow players by attending their concerts.
And by letting us know when you have gigs coming up so we can all be there for you.

TEACHERS, please encourage your students to add their names to our mailing list so they will get information about sessions we are running or events they may wish to attend. We rely on you to let us know who your students are so that they can be included in our plans.

Best wishes,
Caryl Lambourn
Josie Hawkes OAM
Alison Stewart- Klein
Tim Rosen
Josh Oates