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Past Events


End of Year Celebration of Recorder & Music

2 December @ 2-4pm, Balmain NSW

Alexandra's Recorder students perform selected recorder work for family and friends. Please contact directly for more info. 


Myrniong Recorder Weekend 

4-7 Oct 2018 Myrniong YMCA VIC

Join the Victorian Recorder Guild for a full program stretching from Thursday evening to Sunday afternoon with some wonderful tutors incl. Malcolm Tattersall, Rodney Waterman & Alexandra Bailliet-Joly. 

Featuring new contemporary Australian wo

The Recorder Co-op - Past, Present & Future

1 July @ 3pm, Church of Nations, 180 Palmerston St, Carlton, VIC.

A performance with special guests, showcasing a new generation of Australian recorder players. Featuring music of the Baroque, Renaissance and contemporary music for recorder quartet and octet. With recorder favourites by Bach & Telemann and Australian contemporary pieces by Stephen Leek, Ryan Williams and a new composition written by Catherine Sullivan.

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Student Recorder Concert - An Afternoon of Music

17 June @3pm, The Kirribilli Centre, Sydney NSW

Alexandra's Recorder students and the Debut Consort perform selected recorder work for family and friends. 

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Bach Akademie Australia: Bach on Sunday

29 April@ 11AM, Fitters Workshop, 11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston ACT 

 Bach Akademie perform at the Canberra International Music Festival.


​Madonna: Exotic and Virtuosic Music from the Italian Baroque

 9 April @ 1PM, Melba Hall, Royal Parade, VIC

Performers include Vivien Hamilton, Rosemary Hodgeson and Dolce l'Ombre Recorder consort  - Hannah Coleman, Ryan Williams, Ruth Wilkinson and Alexandra Bailliet-Joly.


​Salut! Baroque Concert: Pisendel & Friends

​​SYDNEY: Wednesday 7 February 2018, 7.30pm

CANBERRA: Friday 9 February 2018, 7.30pm

Salut! baroque has delighted Australian audiences for 25 years in presenting the best of baroque with Australia’s finest baroque musicians in a chamber orchestra of up to twelve members.

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban with ASO

10 November @ 7pm, Adelaide Entertainment Centre Arena, Hindmarsh SA 

Alicia Crossley and Alexandra Bailliet-Joly join the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra to perform John William's score of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.


Recorder and Early Music Society of West Australia Workshop.

September 22 -24 St Andrew’s Anglican Church, Barker Rd Subiaco, Perth WA

Alexandra Bailliet-Joly will conduct and tutor the group through a selection of large and small recorder ensemble pieces. 


Victorian Recorder Guild workshop led by the members of The Recorder Co-op

30 June, 10- 4pm Spensley Street Primary School, Clifton Hill

Existing ensembles that wish to be tutored in particular compositions have a session with each member of the Recorder Co-op.
The notes have been learned and then we can help with more musical ideas concerned with style, appropriate articulation, ornamentation and tuning.
The end of the workshop will bring the ensembles together for a short concert. 


Sydney Recorder Society

9 May @7.30pm, St. Scholastica’s College, Avenue Road, Glebe, Sydney NSW

Alexandra Bailliet-Joly will conduct and tutor the group through a selection of large and small recorder ensemble pieces. 


Bach Akademie Australia: The Sacred Music OF J.S Bach

21 April @t 8PM, St Francis of Assisis Catholic Church, 457-459 Oxford St, Paddington.

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Concert Review 2

Concert Review 3

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Songs of Darkness and Light

8 March @ 6:30pm, 125 Johnston St, Annandale, NSW

Songs of Darkness and Light: Music for Roxana Gundry (Lute), Alexandra Bailliet-Joly (Recorder) and Hester Wright (Soprano).

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Ballarat Organ Festival

21 January @ 8pm St Patrick’s Cathedral, Ballarat.

The Missa Salisburgensis of Heinrich Biber, Australian Premiere of this giant of Baroque Sacred Music. Director Gary Ekkel brings together the leading Australian performers of baroque music, instrument and voice.

Concert Review

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A weekend of playing in Maitland

26-27 October, Linuwel Steiner School in East Maitland, NSW

Sydney Recorder Society workshop  weekend in Maitland. Alexandra Bailiet-Joly will be the tutor, guiding players through a variety of recorder repertoire. A fun weekend of playing music with people who can't usually attend Sydney Society meetings due to location. 

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Early Music Workshop - CREMS

14-15 July, Windsong Pavilion, Four Winds, Bermagui, NSW

Tutors: Barbara Jerjen & Alexandra Baillet-Joly will conduct and tutor the groups through a selection of large and small early music ensemble pieces. 

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 Trillo - Llibre Vermell de Montserrat

22 of June@ 7.30pm, Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Nelson Place Williamstown

​24 of June, 2.30pm,  72 Highfield Rd Uniting Church Canterbury 

Early Music Ensemble TRILLO presents music from the late 14th Century Spanish manuscript, Llibre Vermell de Montserrat. The ensemble is made up of Melbourne Conservatorium students playing medieval instruments: recorders, rebec, vielle, lute, harp, psaltery, percussion and voice.


Canberra Recorder & Early Music Society (CREMS) Bundanoon Workshop

5-6 May, Bundanoon Public School, Church St, NSW 

The theme for this workshop is "Love is a Many Splendoured Thing". The four tutors for the weekend will be  Barbara Jerjen, Robyn Mellor, Ruth Wilkinson and Alexandra Bailliet-Joly.

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Dolce Ombre - A Meditation

14 APRIL @ 2PM, Christ Church Brunswick

8 Glenlyon Rd, Brunswick, VIC 

 The concert will  showcase music from the present that was inspired or composed with a reflection on the music of the Renaissance. This will include music by Arvo Part, and two new premieres of music by composers Alice Humphries &  Ryan Williams. 


Trillo - Baroque Dance 

17 February @ 2pm, St Andrews, 87 Cecil St, Williamstown & 18 February @2pm

St John’s,103 Napier Street  Creswick 

TRILLO presents a concert of Baroque Dance Music.

Concert Review


​2018 Orpheus Music Recorder Course 

 January, PLC Armidale NSW. 

An intensive and intimate recorder course for intermediate and advanced players of all ages. 

Tutors include: Petri Arvo (FIN), Kamala Bain (NZ), Alexandra Bailliet-Joly (AUS), Alana Blackburn (AUS), María Martínez Ayerza (SP), Daniel Murphy (AUS), Ruth Wilkinson (AUS).


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Myrniong Recorder Weekend

5-8 October,  2017 Lake Dewar Lodge, Myrniong, VIC

The residential Myrniong Recorder Weekend 2017 is a three-day festival of music-making, providing an excellent opportunity to make music together over an more extended time. Tutors include Ruth Wilkinson, Hans Dieter Michartz, Ryan Williams Alexandra Bailliet-Joly, Liz Zetzman and Roger Palmer.

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Dolce Ombre with Erik Bosgraaf

30 April @ 6pm, Church of All Nations, 180 Palmerston St, Carlton, VIC

THE RECORDER CO-OP is a recorder quartet made up of some of Australia's most well-known recorder players, including Hannah Coleman, Ruth Wilkinson, Ryan Williams and Alexandra Bailliet-Joly.  

Comfortable with many musical styles The Recorder Co-op also has a passion for commissioning new works for Renaissance style recorders, drawing from the deep past these special instruments speak to contemporary Australia.


Bundanoon Weekend Workshop

23 September, Bundanoon Public School, Church St, NSW 

The Sydney Society of Recorder Players will be hosting this workshop. Zana Clarke, Alexandra Bailliet-Joly and Joanne Arnott will be the tutors.

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2017 Orpheus Recorder Boutique

January, PLC Armidale, NSW 

For over 25 years, Orpheus Music has been holding recorder courses which have become renowned across the world. The annual Orpheus Recorder Boutique (ORB) includes recorder workshops, technique classes, concerts, and small and large recorder ensemble groups with tuition from some of the world's leading recorder players. A time of wonderful music making, motivation and inspiration, and judging by the many returning participants, Orpheus Music recorder courses are the pinnacle of a recorder player’s year! 


Trillo - Music for Baroque Trio

27 August @ 2pm, Highfield Road Uniting Church Canterbury VIC 

TRILLO, Music for Baroque Trio. Alexandra Bailliet-Joly on Recorders, Michaela Murphy on Baroque Violin, Evlambia Vafiadis on Viol da gamba and Dylan Quinlan-Baskett on harpsichord. 

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