Kiama Jamberoo Community Music Ass

Rehearsals take place at Jamberoo Chapel Soundspace at Uniting Church hall, 11 Wyalla Road, Jamberoo.

KJ String Orchestra

Next rehearsal is this Thursday 5th April at 6 for 6:30pm start. Dal, our conductor, will have parts to give out for a couple of new pieces and we will continue to work on selections from the Russian album, Grieg’s Holberg Suite, Barber’s Adagio for Strings Benjamin Britten’s Simple Symphony. For those who enjoy performing, there will be a matinee concert in the chapel on Saturday 30th June 2018 featuring highlights by the String Orchestra as well as some solo instrumental pieces -Save the Date!

Combined Chamber Group (Strings/Wind)

Resumes rehearsals Thursday 12th April at 6 for 6:30pm start. Many of this group performed as KJ Swing Orchestra at the Jazz Brunch last Saturday 24th March. With the Swing program behind us, Heather Powrie will be taking on directorship of this Soundscape group and will be introducing some new pieces to complement Rondino with a view to continuing as an eclectic ensemble of mandolins, strings and woodwind. Rehearsals continue fortnightly through to July.

Folk Music Session

For playing folk tunes or songs from Australia, England, Scotland, Ireland, America or from anywhere that you find a tune or a song appealing to play or sing. Wayne Millar is the fearless leader of both this Folk and the Bluegrass group. Rehearsals will continue without break through school holidays. Next rehearsal is this Wednesday 4th April 6:30-8:30pm.

Bluegrass and Old Time Session

Accommodates musicians that are looking for a bluegrass session where the tunes are played at a slow pace – open to all levels including beginners. For the more experienced there is a chance to play at a faster pace after the tunes have been played slowly. Next rehearsal is Wednesday 11th April 6:30-8:30pm.  if you want to find out more you can email Wayne at

Musical Highlight of the Fortnight

24th March 2018 Jazz & Blues Brunch 9:30 – 11:30am.  Celebrating 70 years of Red Cross Calling, the day raised funds to support the terrific work of the Red Cross. Kiama Jamberoo Swing Orchestra played some popular swing tunes of the 1940s and shared a varied program with musical groups from the district . Thanks to all of our willing community musicians as well as to Antoinette Raynal and her Katandra Choir, Wendy & Steve Leatheam, EQ, Thornton & Wild, Kate A and Fletcher, Holstein and Scotland. All agreed that the leafy green surroundings of the church grounds, variety of musical performances and delicious food catered by the Jamberoo and Kiama Red Cross Volunteers made for a very enjoyable day.

Coming up Musically

6th – 8thApril Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra Music Camp at Burrill Lake Conference Centre with conductor John Dunstan and tuition from The Australian Haydn Ensemble. This is a wonderful opportunity for primary and high school orchestral musicians to experience the joy of music with new friends, improve their skills and have fun. They welcome young musicians of varying levels of ability for one or all of the days and are happy to discuss the details – email them at

Sunday 8th April 2pm The Strelizia Trio is invited by Music Shoalhaven to perform at Nowra School of Arts. This intimate chamber group has been widely praised for its innovative programs which typically feature the great masterpieces of the Classical, Romantic and 20th Century chamber music repertoire. info at

Sunday 15th April 2-5pm Thornton & Wild at Little Blowhole Art Bar. If you missed them at our Jazz Brunch or caught them and want to see more this is a good opportunity. Jazz Vocalist Sashi and guitarist Mark have years of performing experience behind them but debuted as a duo at our Jazz Brunch. Great way to spend Sunday afternoon with cool jazz at the licenced venue near little blowhole. info at

Saturday 5th May 2pm Illawarra Choral Society performs A Modern Requiem by John Rutter at the Church on the Mall. This historic church dates back to the late 1880s and in addition to its work as a Church, regularly hosts classical music concerts by groups such as Con Voci and the Illawarra Choral Society. The program will be presented by the Choir including Soprano Soloist as well as a mixed chamber group and the magnificent organ which resides in the Church. For more info go to

Notices & Opportunities

Nan Tien Temple in Wollongong is inviting performer expressions of interest for the Grand Opening of their Bridge and Buddha’s Light International Oceania Fellowship Conference on 27th-28th July 2018. They are keen to hear from musicians and folk dancers from many cultural backgrounds to exhibit Australia’s remarkable multicultural diversity. More info at

String Orchestra workshop in Bathurst 28th – 30th September 2018 closing date for registration 27th July 2018. This is for adult and older teenager string players of all ages to play, learn and connect with other musicians from far and wide. Workshop includes rehearsals, tutorials, yoga for musicians and many other optional musical extras. For an information sheet, email

Music and movement activities at Jamberoo Chapel Soundspace, 11 Wyalla Rd, Jamberoo. The following teachers can be contacted directly if interested. All teachers insure and administer their activities independently;

Pamela Harris (AmusA Cert.Teaching) – Piano, beginner Cello and Music Theory  0431 478 355

Mark Thornton (Assoc.Dip Music, Cert.of Music) – Guitar 0418 376 613

A-Ha! Music & Vocal Coaching – Sashi  0420 354 808

Em Powrie – Violin, Viola, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Recorder and Music Theory  0413 365 798

Halinka Orszulok –Tai Chi (Lohan QiGong)  0414 445 571

Jane Katkjaer –Yoga & Gentle Yoga 0409 877 208

Kate A – Nada Yoga & Vocal Toning 0424 625 132

 – further info from email:

Queries, notices and suggestions can be directed to Anna at


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