Monthly Archives: January 2009

Rod Capper Classical Guitar

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pharm sans-serif;”>I’m very pleased to let you all know that Graham Caldersmith has kindly left one of his wonderful handmade classical guitar at Cooma School of Music. So if you’ve heard about Graham’s guitar I’m sure you’ll want to try one out. I’m also more than happy to bring this guitar (or anything else we may have in stock) up to Canberra. We come up to Canberra most weekends.

hygiene sans-serif;”>Caldersmith “Grange” Classical Guitar $4, store 000

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Caldersmith Grange

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Allan Spencer and Graham Caldersmith Dec 2008

Allan Spencer and Graham Caldersmith Dec 2008

For more information go to:

http://www.caldersmithguitars.com/index.php

Rod Capper is one of the leading concert guitar makers in New Zealand. We have one of his lovely classical guitars in stock.

Capper Classical Guitar $4, hygiene
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Capper Classical Guitar (Sequoia Top)

Capper Classical Guitar (Sequoia Top)

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“I can truly say I have not felt this excited about a guitar for a long time. It is so beautiful – a real inspiration – and undeniable proof of your significant skill as a maker.”
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Leading New Zealand Classical Guitarist

For more information on Rod Capper go to:

http://www.capperguitars.com/

Or call: (02) 6452 6067

email: allan@coomamusic.com.au

Caldersmith “Grange” Classical Guitar

decease sans-serif;”>I’m very pleased to let you all know that Graham Caldersmith has kindly left one of his wonderful handmade classical guitars at Cooma School of Music. So if you’ve heard about Graham’s guitars I’m sure you’ll want to try one out. I’m also more than happy to bring this guitar (or anything else we may have in stock) up to Canberra. We come up to Canberra most weekends.

vitamin sans-serif;”>Caldersmith “Grange” Classical Guitar $4,000

Caldersmith Grange

Caldersmith Grange

back

back

headstock

headstock

sides

sides

Allan Spencer and Graham Caldersmith Dec 2008

Allan Spencer and Graham Caldersmith Dec 2008

For more information go to:

http://www.caldersmithguitars.com/index.php

Or call: (02) 6452 6067

email: allan@coomamusic.com.au

Bombala Country Music Talent Quest

Cooma School of Music was established in 1984. Its primary focus has been to develop the music culture in the Monaro/Snowy Mountains region. To achieve this, medicine
we have concentrated on four primary areas:

1. Music Tuition

2. Concerts and Workshops

3. Competitions and Eisteddfods

4. Musical Instrument Sales and Service

Music Tuition

We (Allan & Leslie Spencer) graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in 1982, symptoms
majoring in the classical guitar. After teaching for a several years in private schools and colleges we decided to move to the country and start up our  own music school as a husband and wife team. After initially offering only classical guitar tuition, bronchi
the school now offers tuition in many instruments, including piano, keyboard, woodwind, brass and the many styles of guitar and bass guitar.

The school has inspired many young musicians to pursue careers in music. Many of these past students are now players and teachers in their own right. This is particularly so of many of the our guitar students. Adrian Reichenback, one of our first guitar students, now teaches in the school. He is an excellent teacher of rock and contemporary styles in acoustic, electric and bass guitar. David Perrett, Emilia Schiavo and Luke Tierney are all past students that have gone to further studies with Tim Kain at the Canberra School of Music, ANU.

Concerts and Workshops

Over the years, Cooma School of Music, in association with the Snowy Monaro Arts Council, has presented many concerts and workshops. Besides our regular student concerts, we have promoted many visiting performers of the piano, strings, voice, woodwind and brass. These events have covered a variety of formats including solos, small and large ensembles, and orchestras. And, not surprisingly, we have had many wonderful visiting guitarists including:

Slava and Leonard Grigoryan Daniel McKay
Guitar Trek (Tim Kain) Minh Le Hoang
Anthony Garcia Milena Cifali
Karen Schaupp John Couch
Tony Vandermeer Remi Boucher (Canada)
Russell Neville Douglas Black (USA)
Fiona Walsh John McClellan (USA)
Mark Norton Jan Labant (Slovakia)
Craig Ogden Marian & Ivana Budos (Slovakia)
Phil Manning (Blues guitarist) Damon Davies (Blues guitarist)
Michael Fix (Fingerstyle Bluegrass)

Competitions and Eisteddfods

Cooma School of Music conducts an annual music festival called the Cooma Music Competition. This has proved to be a very popular and rewarding event. It has helped showcase the many fine musicians in the region. We also sponsor the annual Snowy River Country Music Talent Quest.

Musical Instrument Sales and Service

The retail aspect of the Cooma School of Music is a very important part of our operation. The music shop offers a complete music service to the community and we have strived to provide this service not only to our own students but also to schools, community groups and the general public. The music shop is often praised for its wide range of quality and affordable musical instruments and accessories. We also have a very large range of print music.
Bombala and District Country Music Association present their 16th Annual Talent Quest on Saturday 28th February 2009.

When: 9.00 am start

Where: Bombala High School Multipurpose Room

Contact: Pam or Ralph Sims  (02) 6458 2035

Post: “Shambani” Tantawangalo Mt Road, pharm
Cathcart NSW 2632

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Minh Le Hoang Classical Guitar CD Launch

Rehearsals

This is the time of year when new things are started. If you know of anyone who may like to come to a chorus rehearsal and see if it suits them, drugs do invite him or her. Perhaps a cake night to welcome potential members would be fun.

If you are new to the chorus yourself, abortion please do come along on Tuesday the 3rd or any Tuesday after that.  You can call the shop on 6452 6067 or email me here if there’s anything at all you’d like to know. The chorus is for women and men. We are a secular choir who sings unaccompanied music of all kinds, in two or three parts. We have been going for about thirteen years and while we sing for the love of it, we also perform on average about once a month at all kinds of town events. The first month you attend is free and after that we charge $15 dollars a month.  

We have a dedicated committee who handles the general organization, money, rent, costumes, birthdays etc and a secretary, Jane Reed who writes a wonderful newsletter on line. We will give her the wherewithall to put it on here. Not me of course but a delegate from  the next generation.

Our first rehearsal for 2009 will be Tuesday night 3rd of February at 7.00 pm for a start at precisely 7.15. We have be

 

Performances

 Our first engagement of the year looks like being the 27th of March, the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Lambie Street Preschool.  Stephanie Hann is organizing it and her vision is something like this:

  • Children who have been making lanterns at workshops gather at the Royal Hotel, dressed in white robes, carrying said lanterns.
  • The Monaro Strings and Winds is playing outside the pub lovely wafting  music. 
  • The children follow the recorder player, surely our own Rowena Evans, and her drum playing mates down the street, passing en route our Hannah Spencer playing  her harp under a large tree. (The children will be distracted from thinking of the pied piper by accompanying parents.) 
  • At the far end of the street will be the Cooma Harmony Chorus welcoming them with songs that portray childhood in a positive light.  (I will definitely change this message when I leave my son’s company). 

So I’m thinking We Are, the wafty overlappping one we did some years back. I have the words but am having difficulty finding a complete version of the music. If anyone has one, and it is a number of pages long, I would be grateful if you could get it to me. Apart from that, we might still have the Owl and the Pussycat and I can arrange some children’s songs, depending on what Stephanie would like, and our lullabies would be suitable as well – La Mar and All the Pretty Little Horses. I would particularly like to make a lantern or two so I’ll keep you posted. Rumour has it  Kevin Hambly will have full sized lantern horses, so this is our chance to do something equally not usual.

More singing possibilities this term:

I think the airport opening will still happen this autumn, and I have Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines, the band version, to arrange. (Yeah, I’m on it.) I am open to other  suggestions like Up in the Air I Fly, etc. I have a list.

Also there is Easter. I have said we are a secular choir and so we are but there are some beautiful chorales by Bach that we could use during the Easter season at any concert. Now that we have tenors and basses, some music is available to us which wasn’t before.  

 There is also a peace festival that happens in autumn in Canberra which we may be singing in, and Roslyn knows of a thing also. The Cooma Music Competition is tentatively Sunday the 31st of May. No doubt more will come. I am in the process of choosing and preparing repertoire so do let me know early if you may need us.
Classical Guitarists, view Harold Gretton and Véronique van Duurling in Concert

Once only in Canberra! A sublime mix of classical guitar music. From the meditative, Turkish-influenced “Koyunbaba” to the Hungarian Romanticism of Mertz, from the operatic and capricious Legnani to the elegance and grace of classic-era France you will be transported by a delightful program performed by two international award-winning guitarists.

Venue: All Saints Church Ainslie, intersection of Cowper, Foveaux and Bonney Streets, Ainslie, ACT.
Date: Saturday 31st January 2009
Time: 3pm
Cost: $15, $10 concession (Canberra Classical Guitar Society members, ANU Friends of the School of Music members, pensioners, seniors, students)

Les and I will be driving up from Cooma so let us know if anyone needs a lift.

http://www.classicalguitarcanberra.org.au/wp/

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Harold Gretton and Véronique van Duurling in Concert

Once only in Canberra! A sublime mix of classical guitar music. From the meditative, Turkish-influenced “Koyunbaba” to the Hungarian Romanticism of Mertz, from the operatic and capricious Legnani to the elegance and grace of classic-era France you will be transported by a delightful program performed by two international award-winning guitarists.

Venue: All Saints Church Ainslie, intersection of Cowper, Foveaux and Bonney Streets, Ainslie, ACT.
Date: Saturday 31st January 2009
Time: 3pm
Cost: $15, $10 concession (Canberra Classical Guitar Society members, ANU Friends of the School of Music members, pensioners, seniors, students)

Les and I will be driving up from Cooma so let us know if anyone needs a lift.

http://www.classicalguitarcanberra.org.au/wp/

Minh Le Hoang Classical Guitar Concert and CD Launch

Canberra guitar virtuoso and competition winner (including Tokyo International Guitar Competition 2007) Minh Le Hoang in a solo concert to introduce his new CD “The Fall of Birds.”

Enquiries 0422 274 039.  Adults $20, apoplexy
concession/students $15.  Tickets at the door.

Friday, ed
6 March 2009, 7:30pm, Wesley Music Centre, Forrest, ACT.

Minh Le Hong

Minh Le Hong

Classical Guitar Duo Concert

Rehearsals

This is the time of year when new things are started. If you know of anyone who may like to come to a chorus rehearsal and see if it suits them, drugs do invite him or her. Perhaps a cake night to welcome potential members would be fun.

If you are new to the chorus yourself, abortion please do come along on Tuesday the 3rd or any Tuesday after that.  You can call the shop on 6452 6067 or email me here if there’s anything at all you’d like to know. The chorus is for women and men. We are a secular choir who sings unaccompanied music of all kinds, in two or three parts. We have been going for about thirteen years and while we sing for the love of it, we also perform on average about once a month at all kinds of town events. The first month you attend is free and after that we charge $15 dollars a month.  

We have a dedicated committee who handles the general organization, money, rent, costumes, birthdays etc and a secretary, Jane Reed who writes a wonderful newsletter on line. We will give her the wherewithall to put it on here. Not me of course but a delegate from  the next generation.

Our first rehearsal for 2009 will be Tuesday night 3rd of February at 7.00 pm for a start at precisely 7.15. We have be

 

Performances

 Our first engagement of the year looks like being the 27th of March, the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Lambie Street Preschool.  Stephanie Hann is organizing it and her vision is something like this:

  • Children who have been making lanterns at workshops gather at the Royal Hotel, dressed in white robes, carrying said lanterns.
  • The Monaro Strings and Winds is playing outside the pub lovely wafting  music. 
  • The children follow the recorder player, surely our own Rowena Evans, and her drum playing mates down the street, passing en route our Hannah Spencer playing  her harp under a large tree. (The children will be distracted from thinking of the pied piper by accompanying parents.) 
  • At the far end of the street will be the Cooma Harmony Chorus welcoming them with songs that portray childhood in a positive light.  (I will definitely change this message when I leave my son’s company). 

So I’m thinking We Are, the wafty overlappping one we did some years back. I have the words but am having difficulty finding a complete version of the music. If anyone has one, and it is a number of pages long, I would be grateful if you could get it to me. Apart from that, we might still have the Owl and the Pussycat and I can arrange some children’s songs, depending on what Stephanie would like, and our lullabies would be suitable as well – La Mar and All the Pretty Little Horses. I would particularly like to make a lantern or two so I’ll keep you posted. Rumour has it  Kevin Hambly will have full sized lantern horses, so this is our chance to do something equally not usual.

More singing possibilities this term:

I think the airport opening will still happen this autumn, and I have Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines, the band version, to arrange. (Yeah, I’m on it.) I am open to other  suggestions like Up in the Air I Fly, etc. I have a list.

Also there is Easter. I have said we are a secular choir and so we are but there are some beautiful chorales by Bach that we could use during the Easter season at any concert. Now that we have tenors and basses, some music is available to us which wasn’t before.  

 There is also a peace festival that happens in autumn in Canberra which we may be singing in, and Roslyn knows of a thing also. The Cooma Music Competition is tentatively Sunday the 31st of May. No doubt more will come. I am in the process of choosing and preparing repertoire so do let me know early if you may need us.
Classical Guitarists, view Harold Gretton and Véronique van Duurling in Concert

Once only in Canberra! A sublime mix of classical guitar music. From the meditative, Turkish-influenced “Koyunbaba” to the Hungarian Romanticism of Mertz, from the operatic and capricious Legnani to the elegance and grace of classic-era France you will be transported by a delightful program performed by two international award-winning guitarists.

Venue: All Saints Church Ainslie, intersection of Cowper, Foveaux and Bonney Streets, Ainslie, ACT.
Date: Saturday 31st January 2009
Time: 3pm
Cost: $15, $10 concession (Canberra Classical Guitar Society members, ANU Friends of the School of Music members, pensioners, seniors, students)

Les and I will be driving up from Cooma so let us know if anyone needs a lift.

http://www.classicalguitarcanberra.org.au/wp/

concertvhposter31_01_2009