It was great to rehearse in-person again, the first time under the baton of our new Conductor and Musical Director, Carl Polke. We could hear for the “whole orchestra” sound of...

Squawkestra’s “Re-unite” Season concludes with a “Re-union” Concert where we will say “Farewell” to our current conductor, Katrina Wilson O’Brien and “Welcome” to our new conductor Carl Polke. We hope current...

Starting with our next rehearsal on Thursday 6th May, Squawkestra rehearsals will return to our regular venue of Northcote Senior Citizens Centre, 18A Bent St Northcote. Please remember – to keep...

Last week was our first rehearsal for 2021, and the first in 11 months where we could play together as a real orchestra.  Masked up, checked in and socially-distanced, we got...

Tonight is our first In-Person rehearsal since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, and we couldn’t be more excited! Of course it won’t be quite the same as pre-pandemic rehearsals.  Our...

We are delighted to see Melbourne’s COVID-19 case numbers shrink to zero, and are enjoying the increased freedoms that the relaxation of lockdown restrictions bring.  We now have the opportunity to...

Our 2020 AGM will be held in the break of our online Zoom rehearsal on 29 October. Presented will be last year’s AGM minutes, the Treasurer’s, President’s and Musical Director’s report....

Buoyed with the words of encouragement from Zoe Knighton in her recording masterclass, Squawkestra members have been tackling the challenge of recording with enthusiasm. Working with the new, unfamiliar, and sometimes...

Our Spring concert season is called “Keeping a Record”, and what better way to start than a masterclass on recording by Zoe Knighton, cellist and founding member of Flinders Quartet?  Flinders...

‘My study’s function has expanded in this COVID-19 world to include Squawkestra rehearsal space, mask-sewing facility and working from home office.  I’m grateful to have such a place to maintain social...