Kiama Jamberoo Community Music Association

Coming up Musically

Sunday 22nd September 10am – 140th Anniversary celebration of the beautiful, historic stone Jamberoo Uniting Church. Musical matinee includes Service and musical contributions by a diverse range of musicians. Please bring a plate of food to share for lunch afterwards and an instrument if you are inclined to join in with the impromptu jam session. Queries can be directed to

Sunday  22nd September 2pm “Symphonic Sounds” Steel City Strings & Violin Soloist Anna Da Silva Chen at Nowra School of Arts Presented in conjunction with Music Shoalhaven. Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony. Conductor Luke Spicer and Artistic Director Kyle Little.

This is an opportunity to experience two masterpieces of classical music. Beethoven composed the violin concerto in D Major in 1806 for his colleague Franz Clement, a leading violinist of the day. It has become one of the most important works in the violin concerto repertoire and Anna Da Silva Chen is one of Australia’s finest emerging violinists. Mozart completed the Jupiter Symphony in 1788. A review in Allgemeine musikaliche Zeitung (1846): “How pure and clear are all the images within! No more and no less than that which each requires according to its nature… Here is revealed how the master first collects his material separately, then explores how everything can proceed from it, and finally builds and elaborates upon it”  tickets can be booked at

Friday 27th -29th September Folk by the Sea at Kiama The sounds of folk, world, roots, celtic, bluegrass and gypsy music. View this extensive folk program and come experience contemporary and traditional forms. A highlight this year is the 50 year tribute to Woodstock with a range of songs that were a part of the legendary festival – No mud here in Kiama but plenty of sunshine, sea and sand to go with the music. Details and tickets now available at

Sunday 29th September Acacia Quartet presented by Gerringong Music Club at Gerringong Town Hall. Acclaimed Australian quartet performs Beethoven, Graeme Koehne and Schumann. More info at

Sunday 20th October 6pm Eishan Ensemble at Berry Uniting Church Eishan Ensemble are a Sydney based quintet performing an original repertoire of traditionally inspired modern jazz. Led by Tar virtuoso Hamed Sadeghi, Eishan regularly perform to their dedicated fanbase across Australia and internationally. Their well received debut release ‘Nim Dong’ was released through Art as Catharsis in 2018 with a follow up album currently in the works. Tickets at

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Rehearsals take place at Jamberoo Chapel Soundspace at Uniting Church hall, 11 Wyalla Road, Jamberoo

KJ String Orchestra  Rehearses Thursdays fortnightly 6:30 – 8pm with the next rehearsal on Thursday 19th September. 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 and performances are low key community events not formal concerts. Feel free to email us to discuss the music.

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 26th September. Many thanks go to the excellent work of Pam Harris in building and leading this group. The conducting baton has now been passed to Christine Buurman and there are exciting musical plans in store. The group features an eclectic combination of strings, flutes, guitars and more. This term we are playing early music including pieces by Bach, Handel, Dowland, Vivaldi  and others. 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 18th September 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.

Slow 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. Next rehearsal is Wednesday 25th September 6:30-8:30pm. If you want to find out more you can email Wayne at  

Notices & Opportunities

Berry Band needs a new drummer and a double bass player. They play a terrific range of music and welcome any age bracket . Drum kit is supplied. The ability to read drum or double bass music is important but this is a great opportunity for someone on the learning curve to be mentored by experienced community musicians. Monday night rehearsals at 7pm. We are desperate to get someone in this position on a regular basis. Phone Ian on 0402 211 997

Wanted to Buy: Viola if you have a viola you are ready to part with then please send details to as a potential buyer awaits.

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