Kiama Jamberoo Community Music Assoc

Coming up Musically

Saturday 17 November 7pm Joseph Tawadros AM, composer and virtuoso of the Oud, a Middle Eastern Lute is coming to Jamberoo . Now based in London, he starts a new music tour of Australia in October. His brother James, also a world-class musician will join him playing Middle Eastern percussive instruments. Together they present a thrilling mix of Middle Eastern, Jazz and traditional sounds with contemporary innovations.

There is only one performance scheduled on the South Coast and this will be an intimate evening of music and story telling in the historic chapel at Jamberoo Uniting Church, 11 Wyalla Rd. The Concert is at 7pm on Saturday 17th November 2018. Tickets $35 from

Sunday 18 November 2pm Gerringong Music Club presents Narelle Yeo Soprano, David Miller on piano and Emma Sholl on flute.Enjoy a range of music by Bach, Delibes, Saint Saens and Strauss with some lighter music theatre by Bernstein and Bolcom. This will be the club’s final concert of the year.

Doors open at 1:30pm at Gerringong Town Hall. Members, children and students are free. More info at

Friday 16 – Saturday 24 November Albatross Musical Theatre Company presents “Les Miserables” at Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, Nowra

Sunday 25 November 2pm Verna Lee (Harpist) and Alicia Crossley (Recorder) at Nowra School of Arts. Hosted by Music Shoalhaven, the program will consist of music on historical instruments (recorder and Baroque triple harp) as well as more modern repertoire (eg Debussy) for pedal harp and recorder. They will also explain and demonstrate the various instruments. More information at

Sundays throughout November at 2pm Little Blowhole Art Bar features live music by talented local and visiting musicians. More information from

More info on live music around the District at:—november-2018

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;

KJ String Orchestra next rehearses on Thursday 15 November . With some new music, it’s a good time to join. Music from the Classical Period is the specialty of this group. This term some of the pieces we are rehearsing are Elgar’s Chanson de Matin, A duo for two solo strings and string orchestra by Johann Michel, more movements from Grieg’s Holberg Suite. There will not be a performance this term but we plan to do one in the new year.

Wood & Wind – Combined Chamber Group (Strings/Wind) had a promising start to the term with the introduction of some new pieces including Marche des Rois, The Huron Carol, Bring a Torch Jeanette Isabella and The Earl of Salisbury Pavane. Rehearsals continue on Thursday 22 November at the new time of 6:30pm. Pamela Harris directs this group which is an eclectic combination of strings, flutes, guitars and mandolins and occasional drum. New players welcome.

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 Wednesday 14th November 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 21 November 6:30-8:30pm. If you want to find out more you can email Wayne at

Chapel Consort meets on Friday evenings fortnightly at Griff Music Studio in Shoalhaven Heads and the next rehearsal will be held at 6:15pm Friday 23 November. The group welcomes singers and instrumentalists who are interested in classical, sacred and early music. Please contact Heather directly on 4448 7590 / 0413 365 798 or if you would like to join.

Notices & Opportunities

Our Music Association has been offered the exciting possibility of getting its own website to showcase the musical activities we offer and communicate better with the community. Gareth Ward, Kiama’s member for NSW State Parliament has kindly offered to present a funding request on our behalf to the Premier.

To give this the best chance of succeeding, you can demonstrate your support for the proposal by following the link below and putting your name there.

Community Choir for 5 weeks only culminating in Festival of Carols on Sunday 16 December. The theme this year is “Christmas through Music and Art”. Choir Director Wendy Leatheam of Jamberoo is hoping for a good roll up of willing choristers to make up this community choir. She says anyone is welcome to come along and join the group. There will be 5 rehearsals only at 7:30pm on Wednesday nights beginning 14 November at Uniting Church Kiama.

Kiama Country Music Festival – KLC Gold now taking submissions to be involved next year. 2019 Festival dates are 7 -10 June. If you do Country, email the organiser Bio, Pictures, Videos, Cost,Technical requirements  to – that’s LP for Lincoln Piper. More info at

Steel City Strings 2019 Season program is now out! Next year we can look forward to more quality music delivered with the verve that the Steel City Strings brings to every performance. In addition guest artists from a range of musical genres will join the program offerings. Subscribing to the series provides a discount on the cost, ensures you won’t miss out on any of the unique Series programs and most importantly supports this inspiring community orchestra to continue  representing music in the Illawarra excellently.

Book online at or contact  for more information. If you are looking for an interesting, stimulating Christmas present for someone musical, DVD copies of their Documentary “Steel City Strings – The Passion of Music” are still available for purchase on the website.

Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival weekend of March 8 -10, 2019. Applications are now open for performers at

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

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