Autumn 2024 Newsletter

A warm welcome to the Autumn 2024 edition of the newsletter, and our many thanks to all the contributors to this edition. Below you will find updates on viol activities across Australia, including Rachel Walker in Canberra, Patrice Connelly in Queensland, and Knobby Clarke in Victoria. We look forward to seeing many of you over the King’s Birthday Weekend at the Annual National Viol School in Melbourne!




The Australian Viola da Gamba Society is proud to announce a special Viol School in collaboration with Consortium, with the theme of English Consort Music. Tutors will be Reidun Turner, Laura Vaughan, Ruth Wilkinson, Ruby Brallier and John Weretka.

The Annual Viol School will run between Saturday 8 June to Monday 10 June at Carlton North Primary School, Lee Street, Carlton North.

The link to complete the enrollment form is

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2024 Viol School

Dear Australian Viola da Gamba Society members and friends,

It gives me great delight to announce that we will be holding the annual National Viol School in Melbourne at Carlton North Primary School on the King’s Birthday long weekend.
8-10 June 2024
Carlton North Primary School
Lee Street
Carlton North 3054
We will bring you more information shortly.
Stay tuned and happy violing.
Reidun Turner
President AVdGS

2024 Membership

Happy New Year

Memberships for 2024 are now open and can be completed online through TryBooking.
Once you have renewed your membership your access to the Members Only of our website will be updated.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Membership gives you lots of benefits:
  • Access to online viol videos, including lectures on viol related topics, deep dives into some of our favourite viol music, and viol playing techniques.
  • Online viol-related news
  • National Viol School
  • Public liability insurance for consort events where all participants are paid members

Newsletter: Concert Review – Croissants & Whiskey 25 November, 2022

Review of Croissants & Whiskey concert at Tempo Rubato, Friday November 25, 2022

“Croissants & Whiskey” is the engaging name of a newly formed quartet, whose members and instruments are:
Joy Lee: harpsichord
Ryan Williams: recorders
Katie Yap: baroque viola
Miranda Hill: G violone

(All this, and more details, can be found on their web page  All four players are expert instrumentalists as well as being highly sensitive musicians.  Their inaugural concert was earlier in 2022.

Read the full article HERE