Monthly Archives: November 2011

Canberra Concerto Orchestra – Chamber Players Tour 2011

I got some very grainy photos from the wonderful Divine Divas and a Bloke concert.

Click on the thumbnails for a bigger image.


 
Featuring:

  • Vivaldi _ Flute Concerto ” The Goldfinch” with soloist, ambulance
    Caitlyn Ayres
  • J S Bach_Concerto for Two Violins with soloists, Charlotte Winslade & Jessie Regan
  • Dvorak_Serenade for Strings

Concert Details:

  • Thursday 8 December. 7.30pm – CGS Tim Murray Theatre. Canberra
  • Saturday 10 December, 7.30pm – Twoford Hall, Merimbula
  • Sunday 10 December, 2.00pm – Community Hall, Bermagui

Tickets: $25, $20 Concession

Canberra (02) 6288 0805

Merrimbula & Bermagui 0413 506 311

For more information about the Canberra Concerto Orchestra, Click Here.





Photos from the Divine Divas Concert

I got some very grainy photos from the wonderful Divine Divas and a Bloke concert.

Click on the thumbnails for a bigger image.


 

South East Arts – New Website!

I’ve just been sent some photos of the Peter de Jager Cooma concert.

It reminded how great that concert was. Wow can that b There’s some nice images of Marie Cox giving Peter a belated Principles Award for excellence in Music from Cooma North Primary School 🙂


South East Arts, order formerly SEAR (South East Arts Region) have a fantastic new website.

Click here.

This will be an essential website for all artists and musicians in the area. Add it to your favorites list and come back often as there will be constant new content to delight and inform. Enjoy!

Jerrabomberra Carols – Saturday 3 December – with Robert Shearer & Cooma Harmony Chorus

Cooma Harmony Chorus will be singing  a concert of Christmas Carols at

Jerrabomberra on Saturday 3 December.

The Chorus will perform with the Hall District Band and Soloists.

The soloist will include our own Robert Shearer and Bronwyn Douglas (the lovely alto who performed in this year’s Sing your own Messiah)

The organizer, noun Rodney Clancy is expecting an audience of over 6, view 000 people. It will be a lovely day, approved with barbecues, fairy floss, icecream stalls, fireworks and lots of rides for the kids. And of course a  visit from Santa.

It’s all happening at David Madew Oval, Jerrrabomberra. The fun starts at 3 pm. The carols concert will be from 8 to 9 pm.

Santa arriving care of the South Care Helicopter

Robert Shearer (Tenor)

Divine Divas and A Bloke…Opera Comes To Cooma This Saturday!


This Saturday (26th November) a troupe of extremely talented singers will be coming to Cooma. This fantastic concert will be a mix of popular songs, treat
arias and duets from well-loved Classics, view
Operas and Musicals.

Concert Details:

  • When: Saturday 26 November 2011 at 7.00 pm
  • Where: St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, pilule
    Commissioner Street, Cooma
  • Tickets: Adults $20, Concessions/Students $15, Students 10-18 years $10, Children under 10 years Free.
  • Tickets available at Cooma School of Music or at the door.
  • Bookings 6452 6067

The Programme:

  1. Sound The Trumpet / Henry Purcel
  2. Besame Mucho / Consuelo Velázquez
  3. Nella Fantasia / Ennio Morricone
  4. La Ci Darem / Don Giovanni by Mozart
  5. Mon Coeur S’Ouvre á ta Voix / Samson et Dalilah by Camille Saint-Säens
  6. Some Enchanted Evening / South Pacific by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
  7. How Can Love Survive / The Sound of Music by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
  8. Hymne `a L’Amore / Marguerite Monnot
  9. If I Loved You / Carousel by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
  10. Send In The Clowns / A Little Night Music by Stephen Sondheim
  11. Vienna, City of My Dreams / Rudolf Sieczynski
  12. The Flower Duet / Lakmé by Leo Delibes
  13. Soave Sia Il Vento / Cosi Fan Tutte by Mozart
  14. Musetta’s Waltz Song / La Boheme by Puccini
  15. I Heard You Singing / Eric Coates
  16. Edelweiss / The Sound of Music
  17. Climb Ev’ry Mountain / The Sound of Music
  18. Pastorello D’un Povero Armento / Handel
  19. Barcarolle / Tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach
  20. Waltz of My Heart / The Dancing Years by Ivor Novello
  21. We’ll Gather Lilacs / Perchance To Dream by Ivor Novello
  22. Seguidilla / Carmen by Georges Bizet
  23. Granada / Agustín Lara
  24. You’ll Never Walk Alone / Carousel by Rodgers & Hammerstein

 

The Artists:

Shelley Hayton - Mezzo-Soprano/Contralto

Shelley HAYTON – Mezzo-Soprano/Contralto

Shelley made her musical debut in Gilbert and Sullivan. She has studied at the Elder, Melba and Sydney Conservatoria, and Victorian College of the Arts. She has performed with the State Opera of South Australia, the Victorian Opera and Opera Australia. Shelley has won a number of major competitions and performed as Soloist in Concerts and Oratorio, as well as principal roles with SOSA, Rockdale Opera and Opera Events. She understudied numerous roles in Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen in both 1998 and 2004 (SOSA).

Shelley fulfilled a lifelong wish, performing the role of Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music (2005), and the Third Lady in The Magic Flute (2006). She was also an ensemble member in the contemporary original cast recording of the musical Angels.

Shelley is the driving force behind this group. The “Divas” have been performing together since 2000.

Shelley teaches voice privately – to singers and speakers! She has recorded 2 CDs as well!

Lyndall Rees - Soprano

Lyndall REES – Soprano

One of the original members of Blue Mountains- based opera group, Opera Events (prev. Mountain Opera), Lyndall, originally a folksinger, became interested in opera and a love of the stage after performing her first role of Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro in 1987.

Since then she has sung many principal roles for this group including Violetta in La Traviata, Pamina in The Magic Flute, Adele in Die Fledermaus, Elvira in Don Giovani, Musetta in La Boheme, Giulietta in Tales of Hoffman and Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance.

She was thrilled to sing the role of Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro for a production held in the Cathedral Cave at Jenolan Caves, arguably the first full opera performed in a cave in the world.

Robert Horn - Baritone

Robert HORN – Baritone

Robert studied in Italy and England – also pursuing a career as a Shakespearean actor before returning to Australia in 1983. He has since combined a singing career with vocal instruction.

Robert performed regularly with ‘Opera Afloat’ on the Captain Cook Cruise Line, Sydney, and played the lead role in Amahl and the Night Visitors in Singapore (Dec 2000). He sang lead baritone in 2 ‘Verdi Spectaculars’, as well as the title role in Rigoletto at Alfredo’s Restaurant, Circular Quay, Sydney.

Robert enjoys both sides of the footlights, being an accomplished director for Opera Events (Blue Mountains) and a librettist for Galia, a brilliant Opera (Shelley)

Robert currently teaches voice privately in both Sydney & Blue Mountains.

Emily Courtright - Pianist

Emily COURTRIGHT – Pianist

Emily is a Graduate of the University of New York State, with a degree in Vocal and Instrumental Music Education and a major in Pipe Organ. She has accompanied singers and instrumentalists for many years in both the U.S.A. and Australia.

Emily has played a major role in the development of many, many singers and other musicians, and has spent hours of her time playing for charity, the elderly and tirelessly helping students learn roles – always cheerfully and with great encouragement.

Robert Shearer

Special Quest Artist – Robert Shearer – Tenor

Robert Shearer is an extremely gifted tenor, singing teacher and composer. He has since first starting music studies in1999 been passionately committed to his singing career and he has undergone extensive vocal training and music studies in some of Australia’s leading Tertiary music institutions .

Robert received a Bachelor of Music Degree (Performance) from Queensland Conservatorium of Music Griffith. He studied there with Adele Nesbit. Since then he has completed a Master of Music in Voice and Opera at ANU in Canberra under the tutelage of Stephen Bennett. He is currently a student of Helden Tenor Glenn Winslade.

Robert has performed extensively in opera and musical theatre.

Robert Shearer moved to Cooma about a year ago after completing his masters of music degree.



ORCHESTRA4U – 23-28 January 2012 Clancy Music Productions

The beautiful waters of Lake Jindabyne

Sunday 11th December – the Official Opening of the new outdoor stage at the Claypits in Jindabyne will be at 3pm.

  • The ‘Carols in the Park’ will be on at 7.45pm.
  • In between 3.30pm and 7.30pm there will be entertainment on stage provided by ALL local young musicians, view dancers and actors.  The evening will culminate in Fireworks at approximately 9.15pm.
  • Food and drinks for sale.
  • BYO chair, denture rug, picnic.

 

Jindabyne at dusk

Orchestra4U aims to provide the opportunity for regional musicians to experience playing in a large orchestra. The program aims to inspire musicians to pursue a musical career through practical musical experiences. Participants do not have to audition, order can be of any age, cialis 40mg
and also of limited experience and or ability. Orchestra4U is exactly that – an orchestra for you!

  • 23-28 January 2012
  • 6 Day Program
  • Festival for Instrumentalists
  • ANU School og Music

Click Here for more information and “Sign Up Form”.

Contact Rodney Clancy: Mob: 0408 488 749

The Official Opening of the New Outdoor Stage at Jindabyne – Sunday 11 December

Sunday 11th December – the Official Opening of the new outdoor stage at the Claypits in Jindabyne will be at 3pm.

  • The ‘Carols in the Park’ will be on at 7.45pm.
  • In between 3.30pm and 7.30pm there will be entertainment on stage provided by ALL local young musicians, buy dancers and actors.  The evening will culminate in Fireworks at approximately 9.15pm.
  • Food and drinks for sale.
  • BYO chair, recipe rug, picnic.

Local performers will provide the enternment

Lake Jindabyne Open Air Stage

Jindabyne at dusk - and then there's Fireworks!

Photos of Peter de Jager Concert

I’ve just been sent some photos of the Peter de Jager Cooma concert.

It reminded how great that concert was. Wow can that boy play!!!

There’s some nice images of Marie Cox giving Peter a belated Principles Award for Excellence in Music from Cooma North Primary School 🙂

Divine Divas and a Bloke – Saturday 26 November 2011

-The Joy of Song-

Shelley Hayton

This will be a delightful concert of familiar songs, pilule arias and duets from well known operas, musicals and popular classics. presented by a enormously talented group of singers.

Driving this exciting event is award-winning Opera Diva, Shelley Hayton, who has been putting on these breathtaking concerts since 2000. The “Divine Divas”, Shelley and Soprano Lyndall Rees, will share the stage with an exceptional bloke, Baritone, Robert Horn. They will be accompanied by pianist, Emily Courtright. The Cooma Concert will have the added bonus of an appearance by Local Tenor, Robert Shearer.

The combined experience of this troupe of singers included many and varied roles in operas and musicals with Opera Australia, Victoria State Opera and Opera of South Australia.

The artists:

  • Lyndall Rees, Soprano
  • Shelley Hayton, Mezzo-Alto
  • Robert Horn, Baritone
  • Robert Shearer, Tenor
  • Emily Courtright, Accompanist

The Programme:

  1. Sound The Trumpet / Henry Purcel
  2. Besame Mucho / Consuelo Velázquez
  3. Nella Fantasia / Ennio Morricone
  4. La Ci Darem / Don Giovanni by Mozart
  5. Mon Coeur S’Ouvre á ta Voix / Samson et Dalilah by Camille Saint-Säens
  6. Some Enchanted Evening / South Pacific by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
  7. How Can Love Survive / The Sound of Music by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
  8. Hymne `a L’Amore / Marguerite Monnot
  9. If I Loved You / Carousel by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
  10. Send In The Clowns / A Little Night Music by Stephen Sondheim
  11. Vienna, City of My Dreams / Rudolf Sieczynski
  12. The Flower Duet / Lakmé by Leo Delibes
  13. Soave Sia Il Vento / Cosi Fan Tutte by Mozart
  14. Musetta’s Waltz Song / La Boheme by Puccini
  15. I Heard You Singing / Eric Coates
  16. Edelweiss / The Sound of Music
  17. Climb Ev’ry Mountain / The Sound of Music
  18. Pastorello D’un Povero Armento / Handel
  19. Barcarolle / Tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach
  20. Waltz of My Heart / The Dancing Years by Ivor Novello
  21. We’ll Gather Lilacs / Perchance To Dream by Ivor Novello
  22. Seguidilla / Carmen by Georges Bizet
  23. Granada / Agustín Lara
  24. You’ll Never Walk Alone / Carousel by Rodgers & Hammerstein

 

Robert Shearer (Tenor)

Concert Details:

  • When: Saturday 26 November 2011 at 7.00 pm
  • Where: St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, Commissioner Street, Cooma
  • Tickets: Adults $20, Concessions/Students $15, Students 10-18 years $10, Children under 10 years Free.
  • Tickets available at Cooma School of Music or at the door.
  • Bookings 6452 6067