Kiama Jamberoo Community Music Association

Sunday 24th June 2pm Music Shoalhaven presents David Miller and Con-quest XVIII

David is the Director of Ensemble Studies at Sydney Conservatorium and is bringing a group of talented young musicians to perform as part of their “Great Southern Tour”. For more details go to

Saturday 30th June 2018 Kiama Jamberoo Community Music Association end of term/Winter music celebration for members and friends

10am KJ String Orchestra and soloists present a program of classical music in the Chapel conducted by Dalzell Oldham admission by donation.12noon The Music Association’s Soundscape chamber group, under the direction of Heather Powrie, Folk group and Bluegrass group will be getting together to share lunch and play amongst friends some of the music they have been working on. $10 for members and guests includes soup lunch.

Sunday 1st July 2pm Steel City Strings and Con Voci perform at Kiama Pavilion.

There are also performances on Saturday 23rd June and Sunday 24th June at  Wollongong Art Gallery and the Burrawang School of Arts. The string orchestra and chamber choir are collaborating to bring a selection of pieces that include Faure’s Cantique de Jean Racine, Schubert’s Mass in G major and Grieg’s Holberg Suite. Details and bookings at

Sunday 29th July 2pm “Pastance” Alex Cronin, Megan Cronin, Myfanwy Dibben and Emrys Cronin

Medieval minstrels span the centuries playing Celtic & early music on time honoured instruments. Info at or

Kiama Jamberoo Fortnightly Community Music Activities

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

KJ String Orchestra rehearses next Thursday 28th June At 6:30 we start playing but the hall is open from 6pm so come early for conversation before we play .Players of a range of abilities are welcome (if you’re not sure how you would go, call us for a chat!)  Dal,our conductor continues with his entertaining and educational style andfor those who enjoy performing, there will be a matinee concert at 10am in the chapel on Saturday 30th June 2018 featuring highlights by the String Orchestra as well as some solo instrumental pieces. Admission is by donation.

SoundScape – Combined Chamber Group (Strings/Wind) next rehearses this Thursday 21st June at the new time of 6:15pm, we’ll
stop halfway for a cuppa and finish practise at 8pm. Heather, our director, will be working on preparing Rondino by D.L. Simpson and arrangements of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Sari Marais to perform at our Winter social get together. This will take place Saturday afternoon, 30th June at 12 and will include a soup lunch followed by performances from several of the Association’s musical groups. A chance for all members and guests to catch up, hear some good music and interact with other musical genres. Admission $10 includes lunch.

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 leads both this Folk and the Bluegrass group. Next rehearsal is this Wednesday 27th June 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 20th June 6:30-8:30pm. If you want to find out more you can email Wayne at

Notices & Opportunities

Violins & Harp Lute available to purchase – enquiries can be directed to and we will forward to the seller.

Particularly interesting is the English Harp Lute. It seems only one is known to exist in Australia and there are only 60 surviving. The youtube link
below shows the great guitar and lute player Rob Mackillop playing it;

  • Violin labelled Stefano Scarampella. It’s not! | $750
  • Emanuel Whitmarsh 1900 | English | $4900
  • Albert Theodor Heberlein 1957 | German | $5500
  • Knute Reindahl 1907 | American | $7000
  • “Attributed to” J-B Vuillaume | French | $8000(pending restoration)
  • Neil Bain 1747 | Scottish | $950
  • “Jacques Boquay” | Probably French | $9500
  • Paul Bailly c.1890 | French | $12000
  • Robert Duncan 1746 | Scottish | $12000
  • Thomas Perry 1770 | Irish | $15000
  • Edward Light Harp Lute c.1800 | English | $6000

John D Johnston is a local Kiama violin maker and restorer, graduate of Newark School of Violin Making in Nottingham and established his business in 1980. He does all string repairs and bow rehairs. For those who have instruments in the cupboard, John is happy to advise on how to get them ready to be played again. More info 0415 384 009 or at his website Mandolin For Sale….

Gewa Bowlback mandolin $375

  • Spruce top, Maple-/walnut body
  • Hardwood fretboard, Two-colour edge inlays
  • Tortoiseshell pickguard, Nickel machine heads

Ritter Gigbag for Bowlback mandolin $45

  • 15mm Padding: 10 mm High density foam + 5 mm soft foam
  • From high-quality water resistant polyester
  • Adjustable backpack shoulder straps

Contact: Anne 0402 309 650

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

All the best in the coming fortnight. Queries, notices and suggestions
can be directed to Anna at

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