Kiama Jamberoo Community Music Association

First Birthday

The Music Association’s First Birthday is coming up 

Join us to celebrate with a Spanish themed musical afternoon and birthday cake on Saturday 6th October at 2pm at Jamberoo School of Arts. Joining us will be  musicians and dancers from the acclaimed Ruido Flamenco group as well as Segundo Vasquez, classical guitarist and friends.

Our own Wood & Wind group under the direction of Pam Harris will warm up the audience with some Latin inspired pieces.

Tickets are $20 and funds raised will go to support the Association’s musical projects into 2019.

Book early as places are limited – bookings and more information can be found at

Coming up Musically 

Saturday 29th September 2:30pm “A Saturday in September” musical afternoon in aid of Red Kite at Church on the Mall in Wollongong with Flautist Suzanne Cowan and Guitarist Nigel Jones. Also on the program are Mark Matthews on piano and Geoff Flynn. Those of you who saw Geoff perform as violinist with the music association’s Swing Orchestra for the Jazz Brunch and with the Classical String Orchestra for the winter concert in the chapel will know how entertaining and musically versatile he is. This promises to be a very enjoyable afternoon for a worthy cause. Tickets at the door or call 0412 77 35 77 for more details.

Thursday 4th October 6:30pm KJ String Orchestra and friends will hold a concert in the historic sandstone Jamberoo Uniting Chapel. Admission is by donation and this is an opportunity for us to encourage some talented young students of our conductor, Dal Oldham, as well as hear what the String Orchestra has been working on. Pieces include St Paul’s Suite by Gustav Holst, Hopak from “The Fair at Sorochinsk” by
Moussorgsky and the first movement of Mozart’s Concerto Nr.3 for Horn and Orchestra with Denis Langley as Horn soloist.

Sunday 7th October 3pm Sydney Chamber Choir performs “Behold the Sea” at The Church on the Mall Wollongong. A musical voyage across the seas from Scotland and Finland to Australia by way of watery depths, epic journeys, maritime disasters and island magic between. Ranging from ancient Gregorian Chant to newer works by Sculthorpe and other composers, Behold- The Sea evokes the mystery and majesty of the ocean and the courage and tenacity of those who venture out across its vast expanses. Tickets $35 / concession $25 / children under 16 $10 available at the door.

Kiama Jamberoo Fortnightly Community Music Activities

Rehearsals take place at Jamberoo Chapel Soundspace at Uniting Church hall, 11 Wyalla Road, Jamberoo for the following groups;

Wood & Wind – Combined Chamber Group (Strings/Wind) next rehearses Thursday 27th September at 6:15pm, we’ll stop halfway for a cuppa and finish practise at 8pm. Pamela Harris has taken on the musical direction for this term’s Latin inspired program and we look forward to working toward the next music association social/musical event – Latin Spring on Saturday 6th October 2018. This group is an eclectic combination of strings, flutes and mandolins and welcomes new players
this term, especially if you enjoy tango!

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 next Wednesday 26th September 6:30-8:30pm. If you want to find out more you can email Wayne at

Rehearsals take place at HMJ Music Studio in Shoalhaven Heads for the following group:

Chapel Consort  is a newly formed group which is currently rehearsing Fridays fortnightly at 5:45pm for performances in Jamberoo Uniting Church chapel for Remembrance Day 11th November 2018 and “A Quiet Christmas” on 21st December 2018. Singers and Instrumentalists who can multi-task are especially welcome. A selection of hymns, anthems and other assorted arrangements are presented for
sight reading with descants/harmonies/canonic variations. Accompaniment includes cello, viola, belleplates, flute and piano. Heather Powrie directs the group and Cameron Powrie supplies first rate pizza as a coda. Heather invites those interested to contact her directly at or  (02) 4448 7590 / 0413 365 798.

Notices & Opportunities 

2018 AGM Kiama Jamberoo Community Music Association Inc. Wednesday 10th
October 6pm – All welcome, we’ll try to keep it short and following will
be the Bluegrass session.

Singers / Instrumentalists who can multi-task are invited to join KJ Music Association’s new group, Chapel Consort. rehearsing Fridays fortnightly at 5:45pm at HMJ Music Studio at Shoalhaven Heads. Next date is 28th September.The repertoire covers a range of hymns, anthems and assorted arrangements. There will be sight reading with descants / harmonies / canonic variations accompanied by cello, viola, belleplates and piano. If you think this sounds like your sort of thing please apply
directly to Heather on hmjpowrie@gmail or call her on (02) 8 7590 / 0413 365 798. The group takes its name from the divine sandstone chapel at Jamberoo Uniting Church which was built in 1875 . They look forward to performing there and are currently
preparing for a special Remembrance Day service.

Gift of Music is an initiative of Rural Aid. It redistributes unused and unwanted musical instruments to rural areas and also raises funds to support music programs in areas that are in need. More information at

Remembrance Day 2018 11th November there will be a special service in the Chapel at Jamberoo Uniting. Anyone who would like to prepare and perform a musical item (vocal or instrumental) with the theme of Remembrance is encouraged to contact Marion on 0407 417 389

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


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