Our website is up and running now so for full details of our musical groups and the Association’s own events go to; www.KJcommunitymusic.com.au
Let your friends know too. We’ll continue to send out our regular email newsletter with exciting news about the musical community throughout Kiama District and beyond.
Coming up Musically
Saturday 16th November 11am – 2pm The Jamberoo Session in the hall at Jamberoo Uniting. Bring lunch and $2. The theme this month is “Australian Songs” and the session is being led by Tony Romeo. Tony is a great exponent of leading Australian songs and talented folk
musician. Bring your musical instrument to play with the group –email Wayne for more details firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 17th November 2pm Serenata a Due Voci presented by Gerringong
Music Club- tickets at the door from 1:30pm at Gerringong Town Hall. Versatile international performers soprano Peta Blyth tenor David Hamilton and pianist Glenn Amer. Enjoy a delightfully eclectic program of solos and duets from Rossini, Schubert, Strauss, Verdi and more. For full details about these distinguished performers go to
Sunday 17th November 2pm – 5pm Michael Waugh’s, The Weir, Joyce Wheatley Hall Kiama presented by Illawarra Folk Club Join the Illawarra Folk Club for the launch of Michael Waugh’s new album ‘The Weir’ that reaches up from the dried, cracked heartland of Gippsland asking what it means to grow up Australian. As a singer-songwriter, Michael’s insightful storytelling cuts to the heart of everyday life and evokes a heartfelt contemporary voice with stories our underbelly laid bare by drought; the distances that drive us apart, the economic devastation of rural communities, the death-wish of boys in country towns, the spectres of colonisation, racism and homophobia. Tickets and details at https://events.humanitix.com.au/michael-waugh-in-concert-17th-november-2019?fbclid=IwAR3iqtS5YR9W7RqZL2Df_2PBCbnY_OsRKDyK9xkvyK3nUjtBYxnVYh1VMD4
Saturday 7th 2:30pm at Sts Peter & Paul Catholic Church Kiama and Sunday 8th December at Nowra School of Arts Shoalhaven Lydian Singers present Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. The concert is described as the Oratorio of Christ’s birth led by narration with beautiful orchestral accompaniment; plus some carols – a Christmas feast! https://lydiansingers.org.au/upcoming-concerts/
Sunday15th December 2:30pm Katandra Womens A Cappella present Songs of Joy at Ss Peter & Paul
Catholic Church Kiama. Joined by Food of Love choir from Nowra and The Sing Space
Vocal Ensemble with special guests Sydney based Hummingsong choirs
Maribella and Senisuara. Entry is by donation and all proceeds go to the Kiama charity “Homestead of Hope” https://www.katandraacappella.com/
Kiama’s Live Music Gig Guide https://kiama.com.au/live-entertainment
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
KJ String Orchestra Rehearses
Thursdays fortnightly 6:30 – 8pm with the final rehearsals for the year taking place on Thursday 14th & 28th November. The recent concert of Austro-Hungarian inspired music including Viennese Waltz, Bohemian Dance, Fritz Kreisler, Johann Strauss, Franz Liszt and Antonin Dvorak was very well received. Special thanks and congratulations go to soloists Denis on French Hrn for Mozart Horn Concerto and Elisa on Cello for Casadesus Cello Concerto in C minor.
String players are welcome to join – no auditions and we are now starting a new program which we will work on after the Summer break. Feel free to email queries if you are interested in joining us.
Filigree -Combined Chamber Group (Strings/Wind)
This group rehearses Thursdays fortnightly at 6:30pm with the next rehearsal on Thursday 21st November. Christine Buurman leads the group which features an eclectic combination of strings, flutes, guitars and more. The aim is to be inclusive with both experienced and inexperienced players – a great way to gain confidence in group playing.
This term we are playing early music including pieces by Bach, Handel, Dowland, Vivaldi and others. New players of all levels of ability welcomed. We will be performing as part of Quiet Christmas in the Chapel on Friday 20th December.
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 13th November 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 20th November
6:30-8:30pm. If you want to find
out more about Folk or Bluegrass group you can email Wayne at email@example.com
Notices & Opportunities
AGM Kiama Jamberoo Community Music Association Saturday 16th November 2pm. All members encouraged to attend as we reflect on the past year and look forward to more music in the new year.
Singers for Quiet Christmas evening Friday 20th December. Artistic Director Pam Harris is looking for some singers who can learn harmony parts for the carols, all will be sung from within the audience. Anyone interested email Pam on firstname.lastname@example.org