Local Bocal 3 March 2019

Dear Double Reed Players,

 our next extravaganza will be our Annual Competition and Big Blow, see details below. Teachers are particularly asked to encourage their students to participate in this day which promises to be great fun and also a challenging learning experience. The prizes are generous and the experience very worthwhile if last year’s event is anything to go by.  We are especially keen to attract chamber music groups so get organised asap. The Adelaide Eisteddfod is also interested in attracting double reed players and their information is near the end of this newsletter. If you have details of interesting concerts let us know so that we can advertise them in future issues of Reeding Matter (for members of ADRS which we hope you all are) and Local Bocal.


ADRSSA 2019 Events


  1. Sun 26th May 45am to 4.45pm Double Reed Day   

                                                                                    Marryatville High School Music Centre

                                                                                    170 Kensington Road, Marryatville

                                                                                    Morning tea provided but BYO lunch

                                                                                    Includes a Big Blow rehearsal and performance to conclude

                                                                                the day at 4:45pm              

Admission:       $30       ADRS members

                            $40       Non-members

Also includes our second ADRS Double Reed Competition – an opportunity to perform and win generous cash prizes:

  • No entry fee (you only have to register, pay and participate in the whole day)
  • A professional accompanist in attendance on the day for all entrants
  • Four different sections to enter according to years of study with no age discrimination

Competition Sections

Oboe or Bassoon          Up to 2 years of tuition

                                          Own choice of piece with or without piano accompaniment

                                          Suggested maximum time limit 3 minutes

                                          First Prize         $60                     Second Prize     $40

Oboe or Bassoon          +2 years up to 4 years of tuition

                                          Own choice of piece with or without piano accompaniment

                                          Suggested maximum time limit 5 minutes

                                          First Prize         $80                     Second Prize     $50

Oboe or Bassoon          +4 years of tuition (professional players not eligible)

                                          Own choice of piece with or without piano accompaniment

                                          Suggested maximum time limit 8 minutes

                                          First Prize         $100                   Second Prize     $70

Chamber Music            Duos, trios, quartets, quintets etc. – each group must contain one               double reed instrument to be eligible. Non- double reed players do not have to pay to play on the day.

                                       First prize    $150                       Second Prize $100

Please note there will need to be at least 3 groups registered for this section to go ahead.


Please direct enquiries and indicate attendance/ competition participation by email to:       

Caryl Lambourn            This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Competition entries close @ 5pm on Monday 20th May


  1. Annual St Johns Concert 25th August Ballet Music to Reed By. More details to follow.
  2. Collaboration with Accompanists Guild of SA later in the year. Date tba.

 Other concerts around town that you may be interested in:

 April 2nd. Flinders St Baptist Church 1pm. Arbor Wind Quintet. Works by Gardonyi, Prokofiev and Damase.

May 1st. Pilgrim Church 12:10pm Charles Klein and Joseph Ingram. Works for oboe/cor Anglais and piano by Dranishnikova, Burrell and Webb.

May 12th. Clayton Wesley Church 2pm Notos Nonet. Works by Foerster, Jorich and Lachner.

June 1st. Elder Hall 6:30pm ECSO Wind Orchestra with Chris Buckley playing Avatar by Dana Wilson.

September 7th and 8th. Ukaria. 11 am and 2pm. Diana Doherty plays works by Vaughan Williams, Schubert, Brahms and Hankinson.

September 13th.  Ukaria. 11am. ASQ and Arcadia Winds. Works by Britten and Françaix.

September 29th. Ukaria 2:30pm Los Angeles Wind Quintet. Works by Hindemith, Ligeti Barber and Ravel.

Adelaide Eisteddfod

We have been asked to include the following information for those who wish to enter the 2019 Adelaide Eisteddfod.

Entries for the 2019 Adelaide Eisteddfod will be via Stardom; go to http://www.stardom.com.au/.  All of the participating competitions can be viewed from the Homepage.  To enter a competition, you will need to be registered to login.  Visit the Adelaide Eisteddfod website at http://www.sacomment.com/aes/eisteddfod/ to read the General Rules and look for any news.  Entries will close on April 12 at 5 pm.  No late entries will be accepted.  Divisions being offered in the 2019 Adelaide Eisteddfod will include Choral, Vocal, Piano, String, Guitar, Flute, Recorder, Woodwind, Brass, Eisteddfod Ensemble Event and Eisteddfod Concerto.

  Entry in the SA Final of Young Virtuoso, offered by the Australian Fine Music Network of community radio stations, is through the Adelaide Eisteddfod.  The winner of the National Final will receive the Young Virtuoso Scholarship of $10,000.  The adjudicators will select the SA finalists through Recitals offered via the Vocal, Piano, String, Guitar, Flute, Woodwind, Recorder and Brass Divisions.  The SA Final for Young Virtuoso will be held on Sunday October 13, 2.30 pm, at St John’s Church, Halifax Street, Adelaide.  The prizes for the SA Final will be: Vocal Prize: $750; Instrumental Prize: $750, SA Finalist Prize: $1,500.  The National Final will be held in Adelaide on Sunday November 24, 2.30 pm, at St John’s Church.