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Music performance

For many years I have played harpsichord and piano. For 10 years I played with four other wonderful players in the Telemann Ensemble, giving concerts in the Townsville, Cairns and Tablelands areas - oh, and one in Brisbane too.

Margaret Caley plays baroque violin and sometimes viola.

Margaret studied violin performance at the Universities of Southern Queensland, Queensland, and Tasmania before specialising in early music. From 1988-91 she studied baroque violin with Lucy van Dael at the Royal Conservatory, the Hague, the Netherlands, and performed professionally in several European baroque orchestras.

Since returning to Australia in 1992, she has performed in most major cities in solo and chamber music recitals, as well as with orchestras such as the Brandenburg Orchestra, the Sydney Chamber Orchestra and the Brisbane Early Music Festival Orchestra (leader 1998). Based in Townsville since 1998, Margaret taught strings at Townsville Grammar School for several years before taking up a position as general manager of She now lives in Brisbane.

Malcolm Tattersal plays various recorders and flute and was one of the foundation recorder students at Melbourne University and taught in Melbourne schools before moving to Townsville in 1990. He now teaches woodwinds in schools and privately; performs occasionally in small ensembles; composes and arranges for woodwinds; and reviews books and CDs for "Music Forum" and other publications. In 2002, Malcolm released his first CD, Music for Reflection, which features his own compositions amongst other contemporary Australian music.

Visit his personal home page for more about his work.

Daniel Cocks plays various recorders and oboe.

Danny began learning recorder in 1990 and on that instrument was a foundation member of Blue Moon in 1995 and Calliope a few years later. He took up the oboe while in secondary school, studying with Professor Gerrit Bon and performing with Pimlico SHS Symphony Orchestra and later the Barrier Reef Orchestra. He joined the Telemann Ensemble in 2002.

Having completed a Ph. D. in Physics at James Cook University, Danny worked in that field in Frankfurt. He is currently lecturing in physics at James Cook University in Townsville

Wade Tattersal plays recorders and cello.

He has been studying cello since 1995 and recorder a little longer. He has performed as a cellist with school ensembles (including Pimlico Chamber Strings, regional winners of the 2002 ‘Fanfare’ competition) and with Blue Moon, pit orchestras for musicals, and the Barrier Reef Orchestra. He is primarily a cellist with the Telemann Ensemble but also plays recorder for us at times, as he did in Blue Moon.

He is currently a post-graduate student in Physics at the Australian National University, splitting his time between Canberra and Townsville. 

Kaye Gersch plays harpsichord.

Kaye Gersch originally learnt piano, studying at the Adelaide Conservatorium under Clemens Leske. Ever since first hearing the sound of Bach played on a harpsichord she has been enthralled by this instrument, and since 1987 she has been the proud owner of a Flemish Single harpsichord made by Carey Beebe in Sydney.

Kaye played with ensembles in Perth before moving to North Queensland and joining the Telemann Ensemble.

She is (also) an analytic psychotherapist and lives in Cairns.

Our repertoire became extensive after playing together for 10 years. Here is a small sample.

George Philip Telemann (1681 - 1767) Quartetto in G for recorder, oboe, violin and basso continuo. This link will take you to our Brisbane performance (2007) of the Quartetto.

Johann Christoph Schultze (c. 1733 - 1813) Suite in D minor for recorder, violin and continuo

Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741) Concerto in G minor for recorder, oboe and continuo

Nicola Matteis (c. 1650 - 1720) Gavotta con Divisioni & Ground after the Scotch Humour from ‘Ayrs for the Violin’

Francesco Geminiani (1687 - 1762) Sonata III ‘The Last Time I Came O’er the Moor’

J. C. Schickhardt (1682 - 1762) Variations on 'La Folia' Op. 6, No. 6

Johann Friedrich Fasch (1688 - 1758) Sonata in G for flute, two recorders and continuo

Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809) Divertissement Op. 100, No 4 in G for flute, violin and cello

Johann Quantz (1697-1773) Trio Sonata in C for recorder, violin and continuo

George Philip Telemann (1681 - 1767) Concerto in A minor for recorder, oboe, violin and basso continuo

Some of our performances were probably "first time in Australia", due partly to the unique combination of instruments. 

I have also given a number of performances playing harpsichord with Paradise Concerts and Kirtley Leigh Paine on Violin. Paradise Concerts is known for it's choice of luscious venues. This is one of our programmes.

Programme for Paradise Concerts Baroque Series November 11th 2007

  • Marais - La Sonnerie
  • Castello – Two Sonatas
  • Handel - Sonata E Major no VI, sonate de camera 15th
  • Loeillet Sonata opus 1 no 1
  • Telemann trio sonata in E minor
  • Francesco Barsanti (1690 - 1772)– opus 1 no 1
  • Diogenio Bigaglia (1676 - 1745) – opus 1 no 12
  • Harpsichord solo - Marcello
  • Vivaldi Trio in F major (and 2 others if needed)
  • Vivaldi D minor op 2 no 3

Playing with Mark Paine on natural horn was a real treat. This is one of our programmes:

Programme for October 21st 2006 Paradise Concert Baroque by candlelight.

Schop, Johan (1590-1667) Lacrimae Pavaen. Violin, harpsichord, cello

Corelli, Archangelo (1653-1713 ) la Folia Variations. Violin, Harpsichord, Cello

Vivaldi, Antonio (1678-1741) Trio Sonata in F major for violin, harpsichord and cello

Quanz, Johann Joachim (1679-1773) Concerto in E flat major for Natural Horn, Harpsichord, Cello

Telemann, Georg Phillip (1681-1767) Sonata in C Minor for violin, cello and harpsichord

Telemann, Georg Phillip (1681-1767) Concerto in D Major for horn, violin, cello and harpsichord

Handel, George Friderich (1685-1759) Trio Sonata in G Minor, Op 1 no 6, for Violin, harpsichord and cello.

Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750 ) Suite for unaccompanied violin.

Marcello, Benedetto (1686-1739) Trio Sonata in G Major, op 1 no 7. Violin, Harpsichord, cello

Marcello, Benedetto (1686-1739) Sonata for harpsichord, in G major

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