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Membership is now annual from whenever you sign up e.g. you sign up on 25/8/2013, you will be a member until 25/8/2014.  You will be sent a reminder in the calendar month before your membership expires.  To become a member or renew your membership, please click on Membership.  Fill out the form and remember to click "submit" at the bottom.  Payment details are on the form. 

NZDRS Double Reed Day Chamber Music Competition

...Just one of the activities happening on NZDRS Double Reed Day  28 September 2013 Westlake Girls' High School Who can enter: School students of any level (no uni students).    What to play: Any duet, trio, or quartet under 5 minutes in length. The group must include at least one double reed instrument. (ie, bassoon duet, oboe and piano, etc.) What you can win: Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three groups. Only a group with an NZDRS member is eligible for 1st prize.  Fun prizes will also be given in categories such as: Best Dressed, Most Enthusiastic Performance, Best Teamwork, Best Bows. Judges: Gemma Price, Natasha Port, and Annabel Lovatt (double reed students at Auckland University) Click here to get an application form to attend Double Reed Day.

Concert of interest

Sarah Watkins, James Fry, Ingrid Hagan When: Fri 30 Aug, 7:30pm – 9:00pm Where: University of Auckland Music Theatre , 6 Symonds Street, Auckland CBD  Show map Restrictions: All Ages Tickets: Full Price: $20.00 Concessions: $15.00 Buy Tickets  – (09) 361 1000 Website: NICAI Events James Fry – clarinet, Ingrid Hagan – bassoon, Sarah Watkins – piano Hear principal woodwind members of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, James Fry, Ingrid Hagan and guest Sarah Watkins in an evening of eclectic music including composers Piazolla, Schumann, Bax and Glinka.

NZDRS Double Reed Day

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Performers' Evening

Our next Performers' Evening will be Wednesday, 4 September at 7:30pm at Philharmonia Hall,  427 Dominion Rd . This is an informal, friendly, fun opportunity to practice performing! Piano accompaniment will be provided by Gemma Lee (for NZDRS members only).  If you would like to play with Gemma, please contact her at  to arrange getting her the music. Non members are welcome to play an unaccompanied piece. Entry for members is FREE, non-members $10. Email  to sign up by Wednesday 28 August if you would like piano accompaniment or by Sunday 1 September if unaccompanied.

Diana Doherty masterclass

The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in conjunction with the NZ Double Reed Society and KGE Reeds is delighted to present an open free oboe masterclass with Diana Doherty. She is our masterworks soloist in the Strauss Oboe Concerto for the Rite of Spring Concert. Diana Doherty is principal oboist of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and considered one of todays most talented and accomplished instrumentalists. See Thursday 29 August 4-6pm CSO rehearsal rooms, Unit 2, 4 Klondyke Drive, Hornby Free event RSVP Cathy   It is a fantastic opportunity to learn from her as she teaches 5 promising students from around NZ.

Double Reed Day

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Chamber Music Club

NZDRS CHAMBER MUSIC CLUB: Lots of fun Professional coaching Music sent out in advance - adults group only Get input into your playing Afternoon tea provided Great for your sight reading  Make new friends Lots of interesting double reed music to play When:  Saturday 17 August    Adults   2.00- 4.30pm   Music sent out to you in advance.   School Students  3.00- 4.30pm  We will put you into groups and allocate music on the day.  Please let us know if you would like to come along by  Thursday 8 August   so that we know if the session is viable as we need minimum numbers. Where: St Peter's College, Mountain Rd, Epsom.      Cost:   NZDRS members: adults $15, school and university students, $5        Sign up (and pay!) by  Thursday 8 August Please pay into the NZDRS account: 011840-0028449-00    Include your name/ chamber music club/month.   No refunds, sorry. Non members are invited to come along to one session at member's rates.     

Diana Doherty Masterclass

The legendary Diana Doherty, principal oboist of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, will be in Christchurch at the end of the month.  Oboe master class * from 4-6pm on Thursday 29 August Strauss Oboe Concerto with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra at 7.30pm on Sat 31 August. The Rite of Spring is also on the programme. For more details go to: * The master class is sponsored by Martin Lee as KGE's NZ agent.