Canberra Recorder & Early Music Society (CREMS)


CREMS is a society of recorder enthusiasts in the Canberra region who love this wonderful instrument. We enjoy playing both early and modern music on recorders of all sizes from the tiny sopranino to the large contrabass.

We offer playing opportunities including recorder orchestras, large ensembles and workshops led by professional tutors as well as informal gatherings of players led by any interested member. Many of our members have formed their own small consorts and ensembles. We also facilitate contact between members who would like to play in small groups.

Our orchestra and ensembles perform in public once or twice a year. In recent years we have performed in the High Court Sunday Concert Series and at the National Portrait Gallery.

If you are interested in playing with us come along to one of our monthly orchestra sessions. First session is free! Find out more about our orchestra here.

If you would like to know more about CREMS and its activities please contact the President at cremspresident@gmail.com



As is the case for other organisations, COVID-19 has impacted on the programs and activities offered by CREMS. All activities are conducted in line with current ACT COVID-19 protocols.



CREMS Inc. PO Box 6052 O'Connor ACT 2602

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