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...

Last rehearsal we were very lucky to have guest conductor Mark Shiell lead us for our zoom rehearsal. Tchaikovsky’s “Capriccio Italien” was the focus of the night, and Mark first introduced...

Our first online season was given the title, “Build you Sanctuary”. Recently we asked orchestra members to reveal the sanctuary that has kept members busy on music and engaged with each...

Last rehearsal was the launch of our Winter Season, with the exciting experience of our first play-through of a new work written for us by composer in residence, K Travers Eira.  Travers,...

Thursday 28th May 2020 was to be our first concert for the year.  The repertoire had been selected, the venue booked and we began working hard rehearsing our pieces.  And then...

Our first Zoom Rehearsal was such a success, we are having another at the regular Squawkestra rehearsal date & time – 7pm April 30. For those who haven’t used zoom before...

Last week we had our first “Zoom Rehearsal” of the Virtual Squawkestra. After some initial technical issues (and apologies to members who did not get the updated link in time) we...

Kat, our Musical Director and Conductor, has created more virtual rehearsal videos, now grouped in one place on our new Virtual Rehearsal page. Consider downloading the video first instead of streaming...