Kiama Jamberoo Community Music Association

Coming up Musically

Friday 30th November 6:30pm & Saturday 1st December 4pmmusic association cellist, Jules McCue presents her artwork at the new Arts and Cultural space at Port Kembla “The Village”. Refreshments and music at the opening, RSVP requested. More info at

Saturday 1st at St Patricks Church Berry & Sunday 2nd December at  Nowra School of Arts,Lydian Singers present Ola Gjeilo’s Sunrise Mass – The Morning Star . The work was written by this composer for double SATB chorus and string orchestra. There will also be a selection of traditional carols and There Shall A Star from Jacob Come Forth from Mendelssohn’ Christus. This weekend’s concerts will be the last opportunity to see the inimitable Lesley Challender directing. WithLesley as musical director of the choir 2006-2014 and 2016-2018 , the Lydians Singers have flourished. Her great musical expertise and sense of fun will be on display in this not-to-be-missed final concert. Strings will accompany the pieces and the event will be a moving celebration of Christmas for young and old. More info at

Saturday 1st annual Sacred Earth concert Berry presented by Prem & Jethro through Global Contact bookstore. Described as a sacred evening, showing gratitude for our beautiful world and a celebration of the union of our voices to become an instrument of peace and love. A night of gratitude and healing, friendship and growth. . Tickets $35 more info at

Saturday 8th December2pm Illawarra Choral Society performs Saint Saens Christmas Oratorio at Wollongong’s Church on the Mall. There will be soloists and mixed chorus, organ , harp and strings. More info and bookings at

Saturday 8th December2pm Pamela Harris Student Concert at Berry Uniting Church. An opportunity to encourage musicians at various points on the learning curve and to hear some experienced guest artists; “Tea &Roses Trio” and “Scientists Behaving Badly”. For more info email Pam at

Tuesday 11th December 7pm Jamberoo Carols in the Park

Wednesday 12th December 7-9pm Kiama Community Carols in the Park

Sunday 16th December7:30pm Festival of Carols at Uniting Church Kiama. The theme this year is “Christmas through Music and Art”. The presentation will  involve a community choir presenting stories and music which will accompany pictures depicting works of art illustrating the Christmas story. There will be an opportunity for the audience to join in with some familiar favourite carols too. Wendy Leatheam has directed the presentation to popular acclaim in previous years and the community choir is thrilled to welcome her back this year. Piano accompaniment provided by the accomplished Steve Leatheam.

Sundays throughout December 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:—december-2018

Kiama Jamberoo Fortnightly Community Music Activities

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

KJString Orchestra next rehearses on Thursday 29th  November.  Music from the Classical Period is the specialty of this group. Thisterm some of the pieces we are rehearsing are Elgar’s Chanson de Matin, Aduo 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 6th November at6:30pm. Pamela Harris directs this group which isan 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 28th 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 as low 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 5th December 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 7thDecember. 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.

Petrov Baby Grand for sale $5,000 This instrument has been well maintained by Peter Bond and is being sold by retired piano teacher Wendy Blunt of Balgownie.It has a pleasant golden brown wood. For further information and photographs call Wendy on 0406 982 138.

Community Choir for 5 weeks only culminating in Festival of Carols on Sunday16th 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. Remaining rehearsals are at 7:30pm Wednesday 28thNovember, 5th December and Saturday 15th December at 2:30pm. 

Kiama Country Music Festival – KLC Gold now taking submissions to be involved next year. 2019 Festival dates are 7th  -10th 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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