Kiama Jamberoo Community Music Association

Coming up Musically

Sunday 10th February 8pm Chamber Philharmonia Cologne, Germany returns to Anglican Church KiamaFeaturing Vivaldi’s La Tempesta di Mare as well as works by JS Bach, Tchaikovsky and Saint-Saens. Tickets from Kiama Visitors Information Centre

Friday 15th February 7pm Australian Haydn Ensemble brings its first program for the 2019 season to Berry Uniting Church hall. Entitled ‘Haydn’s Nature” the string quartet program celebrates Haydn’s love of the natural world. The Lark and Sunrise quartets bookend the program, in between will be selections from two of Haydn’s famous oratorios The Seasons and The Creation. Tickets available at

Saturday 16th February 11am – 2pm KJ Music Association Folk Group presents the first of a monthly series of Saturday Sessions (3rd Sat of month). Held at Jamberoo Chapel Soundspace Hall, the first session is ‘Contemporary Australian Composers (Folk Music)’ Sheet music including chords will be available and all are welcome to take part to the limit of their ability. Wayne, who leads our folk program, says “while some tunes composed by talented contemporary Australian folk musicians are well known, others are seldom heard. The low key nature of the folk music scene is one reason for the tunes not being played more widely. You will be surprised by the beauty of some of these tunes and the musicianship behind all of the compositions.” Bring a packed lunch, your instrument and $2 donation to help with costs. If you want to find out more you can email Wayne at  

Sunday 17th February 2pm Gerringong Music Club presents pianist Penelope Thwaites. A celebrated international pianist, Penelope gives fascinating insights into the lives of Bach, Beethoven, Grainger and Chopin as she plays their music. More info at

Kiama Jamberoo Fortnightly Community Music Activities

Rehearsals take place at Jamberoo Chapel Soundspace at Uniting Church hall, 11 Wyalla Road, Jamberoo for the following group. A reminder that 2019 membership for participation is $25 and due now. The fee entitles musicians to participate in any or all the musical groups. There is no need to complete a membership form if you did so last year just deposit your $25 to the account clearly marked with your name. New members can request a form at any of the rehearsal sessions or by email.

KJ String Orchestra  Starts up again 6:30 – 8pm Thursday 7th February 2019. 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 and an exhilarating arrangement of Brahms’ Hungarian Dance.

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 6th February 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 30th January 6:30-8:30pm. If you want to find out more you can email Wayne at  

Chapel Consort recommences on Friday evening 8th February at 6:30pm and meets fortnightly at Griff Music Studio in Shoalhaven Heads.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 

Rob Harris has kindly agreed to come and conduct an initial session of café viola  at Griff Music Studio, Shoalhaven Heads on Sat 2nd March. More details to follow, but for now please tell all your viola playing friends and be prepared for a huge treat, the sound of a dozen or more violas playing in parts will lift your spirits and soothe your soul! Any age/stage of players welcomed.Expressions of interest can be directed to Heather at or ring on 4448 7590/0413 365 798 for more details.

St Albans String workshop April 5 – April 7, 2019 weekend workshop for enthusiastic amateur string players . Early bird price available until 1st February. Described as a weekend of camaraderie and music in the beautiful Macdonald Valley just 1 hour 40 minutes north of Sydney by car. String players level 3 and above invited to participate, repertoire will include works from early classical to romantic and modern music. Contact us for a flyer or get info at 

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.

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

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