Kiama Jamberoo Community Music Association

Coming up Musically

Saturday 6th July 3 – 6pm Blues, Brews and Portuguese street food at Stoic Brewery Gerringong Frank Sultana has finished his East Coast album launch tour of “Blue Diaries – Moama to Macleay”. Now he is bringing his unique and raw soulful voice with vintage guitar tones to entertain. Saturday 13th July blues & roots artists 500 Pounds of Joy  will be playing and the food offering comes from Steve’s Wood Fired Pizza. More info at https://www.facebook.com/Stoicbrewery/

Sunday 7th July 1pm – 4pm Music in the Park. Hindmarsh Park Kiama.  An initiative of Kiama Council and organised by Kiama Jazz & Blues Club, this is an afternoon of  family-friendly musical fun. Featuring a lineup of Kiama based musicians, the monthly performances provide an opportunity to hear some seasoned local musicians as well as up and coming talent from a range of musical genres.

Wednesday 10th July 10am to 2pm NAIDOC (National Aboriginal & Islanders Day Observance Committee) Family Fun Day at Nowra Showground. This funday is a community event that includes food, music and local Aboriginal community stalls to celebrate NAIDOC week. Australians from all walks of life come together during this week to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Saturday 20th July All Day Jamberoo Music Festival. After an exciting inaugural festival last year, the Jamberoo Music Festival returns delivering a collection of Australia’s finest Blues, Roots, Rock, Folk and Indi musicians. The boutique village festival is community driven and includes top quality market stalls, street performers, food vendors and more. With an emphasis on quality not quantity, tickets still available – book or check out the program at https://www.jamberoomusicfestival.com 

Saturday 17th August 2pm Illawarra Choral Society presents The Sprig of Thyme by John Rutter at Wollongong’s Church on the Mall. In addition there will be other short musical pieces. Information and tickets at http://illawarrachoralsociety.org/whatson.html

Kiama Jamberoo Community Music Association Fortnightly Music Activities

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Rehearsals take place at Jamberoo Chapel Soundspace at Uniting Church hall, 11 Wyalla Road, Jamberoo for all groups except Chapel Consort which rehearses at Shoalhaven Heads – full details below;

KJ String Orchestra  Rehearses Thursdays fortnightly 6:30 – 8pm with the next rehearsal  after the school holidays on Thursday 25th July. Conductor Dal Oldham has introduced a fresh and exciting new set of music to work on. Derived from great composers of the Austro-Hungarian tradition, the program includes Viennese Waltz, Bohemian Dance and more. Fritz Kreisler, Johann Strauss, Franz Liszt and Antonin Dvorak are amongst the featured composers. String players are welcome to join – no auditions but if you are unsure then feel free to email us to discuss (the music requires a minimum of about Grade 5 ability but we welcome more experienced players too) The next performance date is Thursday 31st October 2019 6:30pm.

Wood & Wind – Combined Chamber Group (Strings/Wind)  This group rehearses Thursdays fortnightly at 6:30pm with the next rehearsal on Thursday 4th July. This term we are doing Baroque and have plans for a Winter social on Sunday 25th August 2019.The group features an eclectic combination of strings, flutes, guitars and more. New players of all levels of ability welcomed. 

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 10th July 6:30-8:30pm.  We also run a monthly Saturday Jamberoo Folk Session from 11 – 2:30pm featuring guest artists / local folk musicians in a jam session style workshop that is both social and a chance to mine musical jewels of the folk tradition. Next Jamberoo Saturday Session is Saturday 27th July when there will be a return to Irish led by the very popular Johnny Spillane. Music will be provided, all are welcome to participate and BYO lunch.

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 17th July 6:30-8:30pm. If you want to find out more you can email Wayne at  artalley@live.com.au  

Chapel Consort meets fortnightly on Friday evenings at GMS Lowlands, Shoalhaven Heads. Next date is Friday 5th July at 6pm and we are working towards a recital at Blue Haven on 2nd August and a service at Kiama Jamberoo Uniting shortly after that. This group is modelled on a traditional English college/church choir but with the difference that the singers are also competent instrumentalists. If you are a good sight-reader and interested in classical, sacred and early music and if you enjoy singing for your supper, come try us out. We welcome visiting artists from time to time and are in especial need of another violinist and a tenor voice.  Contact Heather on 4448 7590  hmjpowrie@gmail.com .

Notices & Opportunities

Wanted Piano to Play – Contemporary musician – guitarist & piano player –Jake and his partner recently moved to Jamberoo and he is hoping there might be a piano somewhere locally that he could access from time to time to play. If you would like to help him out contact him on 0408 468 792

Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival Volunteer applications now open. The organisers are gearing up for what looks set to be another terrific festival this Spring. Save the date 18 – 20 October 2019. Applications can be lodged at https://www.kangaroovalleyfolkfestival.com.au/apply/volunteers

Jamberoo weekly Singing Circle  gets together Mondays 6:30pm – 7:30pm at Jamberoo Chapel Soundspace, 11 Wyalla Rd. Inexperienced and beginner singers are very welcome at this independent group. It is run by Kate Armstrong,singer songwriter who is also experienced in teaching yoga and vocal toning. Kate uses posture work and vocal warmups with a view to incorporating rhythm, harmony and group singing to enhance wellbeing and relaxation. Kate emphasizes that it is an opportunity for beginners to explore what they are capable of. Sessions will be $15 but first session is free. For more information Kate can be contacted at 0424 625 132 and Facebook Voice In Tuition

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