Early Music Queensland
Early Music Queensland brings together people with an interest in the music instruments and dance of the medieval, renaissance, baroque, and classical periods.
Members play recorders, viol and other stringed instruments, many types of renaissance reed instruments such as crumhorns and rackett, baroque flute, cornetto and more.
Monthly 'play-ins', workshops, member concerts, and concerts by local and visiting professional players and groups are regular events on the EMSQ calendar.
Benefits of membership include:
- - informative newsletter
- - monthly meetings in Brisbane
- - Early Music workshops (member discount)
- - annual concert series (member discount)
- - library of sheet music for early instruments
- - various instruments for hire at reasonable rates
- - contact with early music teachers/players
- - email newsflashes with the latest EM news
- - hear news from related EM organisations
Contact us for more information, if you would like to participate in our activities or just be kept informed of forthcoming events, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Early Music Society of Queensland was founded in 1974. The initiative was from Geoff Wills, who was the president for many years, together with Senator George Georges, who became the patron of the Society.
Geoff's main interest was instrument building. As a seaman, he had time to spare while at sea and a workshop in which he could indulge in his hobby . There are many viols made by Geoff around Australia and many viol players got started with his instruments. Geoff died in September 2000.
The activities of the Society over the years have been varied. They include early music concerts, instrument making, workshops and meetings where people got together to play, sing or dance. EMSQ organised the annual Easter Viol School in turn with groups in other states over a period of many years starting in about 1980.