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COOMAMUSIC NEWS – 24 April 2013

all the latest music news & events…

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Cooma School of Music. Term two starts on Monday 29 April. Student lesson times will be automatically reserved for term two. If you wish to change your time please contact your teacher. There are some lesson times still available for new students but they are filling fast!
 
Leslie Spencer (Classical Guitar) 0428 907 510
Allan Spencer (Classical Guitar) 6452 6067
Adrian Reichenback (Modern/Contemporary Guitar & Bass) 0477 035 854
Michael Horneman (Modern/Contemporary/Jazz Guitar & Bass, Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet) 0423 612 942
Julia Clancy (Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano & Keyboard) 0406 137 240
Rodney Clancy (Singing, Trumpet, Trombone & Brass) 0408 488 749
*Special note to classical guitar students – Leslie and I are hoping that all our students will make the effort to come along to the Jacob Cordover concert on Sunday 26 May at 3:30pm.  We will be very disappointed if you don’t come to this world-class performance. Jacob tours all around the world and he has just completed a huge concert tour of China and the Philippines. We would also like to organize a master class earlier in the day if we can get enough numbers.
Resilience Inc is up and running. Resilience is an exciting new Cooma-based organization that hopes to develop local community projects and businesses. Cooma School of Music is a proud supporter of Resilience and we are offering a 5% discount (off all items in our shop) to all “Friends of Resilience” members. To become a Friend just go to their website to join or forms are available at Cooma School of Music. 
Music event summary & more important dates:(click on the coloured text to link to more info)

Also some Important Canberra Events

Our Music Community – Links to Local Music Organizations:
Our Music Community – Links to Music Venues
Also these important links:

Youth Concert – 28 April 2013 at 2pm

  • Matthew Ventura performing at the Australian National Busking Championships 2012

    Matthew Ventura performing at the Australian National Busking Championships 2012

    When: Saturday 28 April 2013 at 2pm

  • Where: St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, bulimics
    136 Commissioner Street
  • Cost: $15 Adult / $5 Student. Tickets available at hall.

This is a very special concert featuring talented young musicians from our local community as well as guest performers from away.  Performers will include:

  • The Monaro Youth Choir
  • Matthew Ventura (Flute, sovaldi sale
    Basssoon)
  • Tim Williamson (Piano)
  • Amos Walker (Voice)
  • Darcy Clayton (Guitar)
  • and more

The concert will feature a variety of items including the Monaro Youth Choir, piano, instrumental and vocal items.   Amos Walker from Nimmitabel will sing the songs he sang in the recent Canberra production of Les Miserables.  Matthew Ventura will be playing flute and bassoon, accompanied by Tim Williamson (Elizabeth Laught’s nephew).  Tim, an accomplished pianist, will also perform a piano solo.  A pleasant afternoon is assured.

The concert proceeds will be split between the Cooma Hospital Auxiliary and St Paul’s Church.

Amos Walker singing in Centennial Park, Cooma

Amos Walker singing in Centennial Park, Cooma

 

Darcy Clayton plays classical guitar

Darcy Clayton plays classical guitar

 

Tim Draxl in Cabaret – Saturday 4 May 2013 at 7:30pm

Cooma Concert Details:

  • When: Friday 30 August 2013 at 7pm
  • Where: St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, diagnosis
    136 Commissioner Street
  • Ticket Details to be announced

Grigoryan Bros Seasons A3 PRINT copy (1)GRIGORYAN BROTHERS

THE SEASONS

NATIONAL TOUR

Australia’s leading guitar duo take on a
Russian piano classic

“Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons has been on the Grigoryan
family ‘to do list’ for 15 years,” says Slava Grigoryan. “Many
years ago I’d performed a few movements from The
Seasons which dad had arranged for me but you really need
two guitars to cover the full dynamic range and detail. Since
then Leonard and I have been planning to record the
complete set.”
The Seasons, a twelve-movement composition written for
solo piano by the iconic Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich
Tchaikovsky, has at last been arranged for two guitars by
Edward Grigoryan for his sons Slava and Leonard
Grigoryan, who together are one of the world’s leading guitar
duos.
“For many years Slava and I have wanted to breathe new life
into classical guitar repertoire,” says Leonard. “While in the
past we’ve performed Spanish and French piano
compositions that have been transcribed for two guitars, this
arrangement of The Seasons is quite unique.”
“This guitar transition is a rare occurrence with Russian piano music, so I think when people hear this
we might see it happening more and more,” adds Slava. “Dad’s arrangement is nothing short of
stunning, retaining what makes it a masterpiece, while presenting it in a totally different setting and
giving it a new voice.”
The new CD includes the complete The Seasons, with its movements characterising the twelve months
of the year. These mini-melodic showpieces were written around the time Tchaikovsky was composing
the ballet Swan Lake and were commissioned to be printed as monthly installments for readers of the
music magazine Nouvellist in 1876.
On this tour, Slava and Leonard will perform highlights from The Seasons as well as a selection of their
favourite pieces. This will include compositions from all corners of the world and pieces that display their
improvisational skills. While the brothers have both forged careers that demonstrate great skill across a
number of musical genres, The Seasons CD and tour marks a return to a more classical setting, whilst
still pushing the limits of what two classical guitars can accomplish together.
The Grigoryan Brothers are Australia’s leading and favourite guitar duo. In addition to their individual
careers and collaborations with other artists, as the Grigoryan Brothers they have recorded five albums,
been nominated for numerous ARIA Awards and undertaken international tours through Europe, USA,
UK, Asia, Russia, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates, as well as many national tours.
.”…guitar playing of uncommon originality and authority.
Musicality, expressivity and daring…” The New York Times

Click here to go to their website.

Cooma Concert Details:

  • When: Friday 30 August 2013 at 7pm
  • Where: St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, this web
    136 Commissioner Street
  • Ticket Details to be announced

Grigoryan Bros Seasons A3 PRINT copy (1)GRIGORYAN BROTHERS

THE SEASONS

NATIONAL TOUR

Australia’s leading guitar duo take on a
Russian piano classic

“Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons has been on the Grigoryan
family ‘to do list’ for 15 years, order
” says Slava Grigoryan. “Many
years ago I’d performed a few movements from The
Seasons which dad had arranged for me but you really need
two guitars to cover the full dynamic range and detail. Since
then Leonard and I have been planning to record the
complete set.”
The Seasons, online
a twelve-movement composition written for
solo piano by the iconic Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich
Tchaikovsky, has at last been arranged for two guitars by
Edward Grigoryan for his sons Slava and Leonard
Grigoryan, who together are one of the world’s leading guitar
duos.
“For many years Slava and I have wanted to breathe new life
into classical guitar repertoire,” says Leonard. “While in the
past we’ve performed Spanish and French piano
compositions that have been transcribed for two guitars, this
arrangement of The Seasons is quite unique.”
“This guitar transition is a rare occurrence with Russian piano music, so I think when people hear this
we might see it happening more and more,” adds Slava. “Dad’s arrangement is nothing short of
stunning, retaining what makes it a masterpiece, while presenting it in a totally different setting and
giving it a new voice.”
The new CD includes the complete The Seasons, with its movements characterising the twelve months
of the year. These mini-melodic showpieces were written around the time Tchaikovsky was composing
the ballet Swan Lake and were commissioned to be printed as monthly installments for readers of the
music magazine Nouvellist in 1876.
On this tour, Slava and Leonard will perform highlights from The Seasons as well as a selection of their
favourite pieces. This will include compositions from all corners of the world and pieces that display their
improvisational skills. While the brothers have both forged careers that demonstrate great skill across a
number of musical genres, The Seasons CD and tour marks a return to a more classical setting, whilst
still pushing the limits of what two classical guitars can accomplish together.
The Grigoryan Brothers are Australia’s leading and favourite guitar duo. In addition to their individual
careers and collaborations with other artists, as the Grigoryan Brothers they have recorded five albums,
been nominated for numerous ARIA Awards and undertaken international tours through Europe, USA,
UK, Asia, Russia, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates, as well as many national tours.
.”…guitar playing of uncommon originality and authority.
Musicality, expressivity and daring…” The New York Times

Click here to go to their website.

Cooma Concert Details:

  • When: Friday 30 August 2013 at 7pm
  • Where: St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, salve 136 Commissioner Street
  • Tickets: Details to be announced

Grigoryan Bros Seasons A3 PRINT copy (1)GRIGORYAN BROTHERS

THE SEASONS

NATIONAL TOUR

Australia’s leading guitar duo take on a
Russian piano classic

“Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons has been on the Grigoryan
family ‘to do list’ for 15 years, pharmacy
” says Slava Grigoryan. “Many
years ago I’d performed a few movements from The
Seasons which dad had arranged for me but you really need
two guitars to cover the full dynamic range and detail. Since
then Leonard and I have been planning to record the
complete set.”
The Seasons, a twelve-movement composition written for
solo piano by the iconic Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich
Tchaikovsky, has at last been arranged for two guitars by
Edward Grigoryan for his sons Slava and Leonard
Grigoryan, who together are one of the world’s leading guitar
duos.
“For many years Slava and I have wanted to breathe new life
into classical guitar repertoire,” says Leonard. “While in the
past we’ve performed Spanish and French piano
compositions that have been transcribed for two guitars, this
arrangement of The Seasons is quite unique.”
“This guitar transition is a rare occurrence with Russian piano music, so I think when people hear this
we might see it happening more and more,” adds Slava. “Dad’s arrangement is nothing short of
stunning, retaining what makes it a masterpiece, while presenting it in a totally different setting and
giving it a new voice.”
The new CD includes the complete The Seasons, with its movements characterising the twelve months
of the year. These mini-melodic showpieces were written around the time Tchaikovsky was composing
the ballet Swan Lake and were commissioned to be printed as monthly installments for readers of the
music magazine Nouvellist in 1876.
On this tour, Slava and Leonard will perform highlights from The Seasons as well as a selection of their
favourite pieces. This will include compositions from all corners of the world and pieces that display their
improvisational skills. While the brothers have both forged careers that demonstrate great skill across a
number of musical genres, The Seasons CD and tour marks a return to a more classical setting, whilst
still pushing the limits of what two classical guitars can accomplish together.
The Grigoryan Brothers are Australia’s leading and favourite guitar duo. In addition to their individual
careers and collaborations with other artists, as the Grigoryan Brothers they have recorded five albums,
been nominated for numerous ARIA Awards and undertaken international tours through Europe, USA,
UK, Asia, Russia, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates, as well as many national tours.
.”…guitar playing of uncommon originality and authority.
Musicality, expressivity and daring…” The New York Times

Click here to go to their website.

Cooma Concert Details:

  • When: Friday 30 August 2013 at 7pm
  • Where: St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, viagra
    136 Commissioner Street
  • Tickets: Details to be announced

Grigoryan Bros Seasons A3 PRINT copy (1)GRIGORYAN BROTHERS

THE SEASONS

NATIONAL TOUR

Australia’s leading guitar duo take on a
Russian piano classic

“Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons has been on the Grigoryan
family ‘to do list’ for 15 years, ambulance
” says Slava Grigoryan. “Many
years ago I’d performed a few movements from The
Seasons which dad had arranged for me but you really need
two guitars to cover the full dynamic range and detail. Since
then Leonard and I have been planning to record the
complete set.”
The Seasons, online
a twelve-movement composition written for
solo piano by the iconic Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich
Tchaikovsky, has at last been arranged for two guitars by
Edward Grigoryan for his sons Slava and Leonard
Grigoryan, who together are one of the world’s leading guitar
duos.
“For many years Slava and I have wanted to breathe new life
into classical guitar repertoire,” says Leonard. “While in the
past we’ve performed Spanish and French piano
compositions that have been transcribed for two guitars, this
arrangement of The Seasons is quite unique.”
“This guitar transition is a rare occurrence with Russian piano music, so I think when people hear this
we might see it happening more and more,” adds Slava. “Dad’s arrangement is nothing short of
stunning, retaining what makes it a masterpiece, while presenting it in a totally different setting and
giving it a new voice.”
The new CD includes the complete The Seasons, with its movements characterising the twelve months
of the year. These mini-melodic showpieces were written around the time Tchaikovsky was composing
the ballet Swan Lake and were commissioned to be printed as monthly installments for readers of the
music magazine Nouvellist in 1876.
On this tour, Slava and Leonard will perform highlights from The Seasons as well as a selection of their
favourite pieces. This will include compositions from all corners of the world and pieces that display their
improvisational skills. While the brothers have both forged careers that demonstrate great skill across a
number of musical genres, The Seasons CD and tour marks a return to a more classical setting, whilst
still pushing the limits of what two classical guitars can accomplish together.
The Grigoryan Brothers are Australia’s leading and favourite guitar duo. In addition to their individual
careers and collaborations with other artists, as the Grigoryan Brothers they have recorded five albums,
been nominated for numerous ARIA Awards and undertaken international tours through Europe, USA,
UK, Asia, Russia, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates, as well as many national tours.
.”…guitar playing of uncommon originality and authority.
Musicality, expressivity and daring…” The New York Times

Click here to go to their website.

Cooma Concert Details:

  • When: Friday 30 August 2013 at 7pm
  • Where: St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, check
    136 Commissioner Street
  • Tickets: Details to be announced

Grigoryan Bros Seasons A3 PRINT copy (1)GRIGORYAN BROTHERS

THE SEASONS

NATIONAL TOUR

Australia’s leading guitar duo take on a
Russian piano classic

“Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons has been on the Grigoryan
family ‘to do list’ for 15 years,” says Slava Grigoryan. “Many
years ago I’d performed a few movements from The
Seasons which dad had arranged for me but you really need
two guitars to cover the full dynamic range and detail. Since
then Leonard and I have been planning to record the
complete set.”
The Seasons, a twelve-movement composition written for
solo piano by the iconic Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich
Tchaikovsky, has at last been arranged for two guitars by
Edward Grigoryan for his sons Slava and Leonard
Grigoryan, who together are one of the world’s leading guitar
duos.
“For many years Slava and I have wanted to breathe new life
into classical guitar repertoire,” says Leonard. “While in the
past we’ve performed Spanish and French piano
compositions that have been transcribed for two guitars, this
arrangement of The Seasons is quite unique.”
“This guitar transition is a rare occurrence with Russian piano music, so I think when people hear this
we might see it happening more and more,” adds Slava. “Dad’s arrangement is nothing short of
stunning, retaining what makes it a masterpiece, while presenting it in a totally different setting and
giving it a new voice.”
The new CD includes the complete The Seasons, with its movements characterising the twelve months
of the year. These mini-melodic showpieces were written around the time Tchaikovsky was composing
the ballet Swan Lake and were commissioned to be printed as monthly installments for readers of the
music magazine Nouvellist in 1876.
On this tour, Slava and Leonard will perform highlights from The Seasons as well as a selection of their
favourite pieces. This will include compositions from all corners of the world and pieces that display their
improvisational skills. While the brothers have both forged careers that demonstrate great skill across a
number of musical genres, The Seasons CD and tour marks a return to a more classical setting, whilst
still pushing the limits of what two classical guitars can accomplish together.
The Grigoryan Brothers are Australia’s leading and favourite guitar duo. In addition to their individual
careers and collaborations with other artists, as the Grigoryan Brothers they have recorded five albums,
been nominated for numerous ARIA Awards and undertaken international tours through Europe, USA,
UK, Asia, Russia, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates, as well as many national tours.
.”…guitar playing of uncommon originality and authority.
Musicality, expressivity and daring…” The New York Times

Click here to go to their website.

Tim Draxl in Cabaret 2013Hosted by: Tim Draxl Performing Arts Scholarship Fund

At Jindabyne Memorial Hall

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Jindabyne New South Wales

64567020 or 0412 237 930     dibruli@airlan.com.au

Supported by Perisher and Regional Arts NSW

Tim Draxl in Cabaret

Musical Director/Piano: Michael Tyack; Bass: Dave Ellis

Tickets are $45 per person/Available from Di Bruilsauer Ph: 6456 7020 or 0412 237 930

Supper included. Bar Open pre-show and at interval for purchase of wine, beer and soft drinks.

Bookings are Essential.

Around The World – Saturday 22 June 2013 at 7pm

A Concert Presented by The Snowy Mountains Ensemble

With music from six continents and many different cultures.

From Latin American to Japanese traditional music, here there is something for everyone!

  • When: Saturday 22 June 2013 at 7pm
  • Where: St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, 136 Commissioner Street
  • Cost: $5 Kids / $15 Concessions / $20 Adults

The theme of this concert is ‘Around the World’, and a variety of music from all over the globe will be presented. We have compiled a very exciting collection of pieces ranging from Japanese folk songs and Russian nationalistic tunes to Scottish Dances and music inspired by Africa. 

Following the concert there will be a multicultural supper to continue with the international theme. We think this will be a great way to continue enjoying music together and celebrate in our harmony through diversity.

As usual we plan to recruit the skills of several very fine professional musicians to enhance the quality of our performance, and also to give our amateur players the awesome opportunity to be inspired by playing alongside a pro. You can help support this community education program by coming along to watch the concert on the 22nd of June and bringing along your friends and family to this one-off celebration of music and multiculturalism!

For more information go to The Snowy Mountains Ensemble website

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Canberra International Music Festival 2013 – 10-19 May

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the National Film and Sound Archives, the Shine Dome, Llewellyn Hall, the National Museum and the National Arboretum.

The Festival runs from the 10-19 May 2013 and there is no better way to celebrate Canberra’s Centenary year. The Festival program features over 30 concerts of classical, contemporary and jazz performed by national and international artists, together with Canberra’s own wonderful choirs and musicians.

This year’s program explores the contributions of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony to Canberra’s initial conception and its development as both world city and living city. We will bring Walter and Marion to life and let them tell you about their vision for the city. It promises to be something special.

 

Highlights include:

  • The world premiere of Peter Sculthorpe’s dramatic oratorio Great South Land about the discovery of Australia;
  • Outstanding Dutch celloist Pieter Wispelwey, Madeleine Mitchell, the Song , Company, NZ String Quartet, TaikOz and Synergy Percussion;
  • Mahler’s 9th Symphony;
  • Music from the West coast of the US including John Adams and Paul Dresher;
  • JS Bach’s Easter Cantatas; and
  • Wagner’s Parsifal

Hearing is Believing!

For more information go to http://www.cimf.org.au/

 

Towamba Acoustic Sessions – Saturday 18 May 2013

Dodds Hotel – 94 Commissioner Street, physician Cooma NSW 2630

Cameron Cusack

Cameron Cusack

Bio:

Cameron Cusack is a 21 year old Country Musician & Songwriter from South East NSW. Cameron first picked up the guitar at the age of 4 and has been a performing musician since the age of 9 with a dream of becoming a Country Music star. Cameron is a Vocalist, neurologist Guitarist; He plays the harmonica, malady Mandolin and Banjo. Cameron is a touring artist performing right across the country. Cameron grew up listening to both Australian and American Country Music such as Troy Cassar-Daley, Alan Jackson and Merle Haggard. At a young age Cameron Cusack has had numerous achievements. Being a 2011 Toyota Star Maker Finalist and performing with his greatest influence Troy Cassar-Daley atthe 2010 and 2012 Tamworth Country Music Festival at his sell out show at the Tamworth Regional Entertainment Center, Outback Jacks Bar & grill and South Tamworth Bowling Club. Cameron is also a 2009 Tamworth Camerata school of Country Music Graduate and a Graduate of the Senior College of the 2010 CMAA Academy of Country Music. Tamworth is a second home town to Cameron where he has had his first big breaks in Country Music such as performing at both 2009 & 2010 KIX FM listener’s party to some of Australia’s top artists. Cameron will be releasing his Brand New EP in May 2012, produced by Brad Bergan at Little Red Wagon Studio’s “Sydney”, Followed by an Album Launch Tour right across the country from Southern NSW to Northern QLD and maybe Victoria. Cameron Cusack’s biggest dreams and aspirations are to be a successful Country musician and songwriter.

  • Sunday 12 May 2012
  • 2.30 pm
  • St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, unhealthy
    Commissioner Street Cooma
  • Tickets available at the door and at Cooma School of Music, sildenafil
    Shop 2 Parkview Arcade, erectile
    123 Sharp Street, Cooma NSW
  • Bookings: (02) 6452 6067 Email: allan@coomamusic.com.au
  • Cost: Adults $20/ Concession $15/ Students $10

Musica da Camera, formed in 1979, is a Canberra-based string chamber orchestra of about 20 players. For over 30 years this group has been delighting Canberra audiences as well as music lovers throughout the region.

The concert in Cooma will be directed by the Leonard Weiss.

 

PROGRAMME:

  • J S BACH: Orchestral Suite No 2 in B-min
  • FUCHS: Serenade No 3
  • VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Phantasy Quintet
  • HERRMANN: Theme from Psycho
  • DVORAK: Quintet Op77 in G
  • Sunday 13 May 2012
  • 2.30 pm
  • St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, buy cialis Commissioner Street Cooma
  • Tickets available at the door and at Cooma School of Music, Shop 2 Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street, Cooma NSW
  • Bookings: (02) 6452 6067 Email: allan@coomamusic.com.au
  • Cost: Adults $20/ Concession $15/ Students $10

Musica da Camera, formed in 1979, is a Canberra-based string chamber orchestra of about 20 players. For over 30 years this group has been delighting Canberra audiences as well as music lovers throughout the region.

The concert in Cooma will be directed by the Leonard Weiss.

 

PROGRAMME:

  • J S BACH: Orchestral Suite No 2 in B-min
  • FUCHS: Serenade No 3
  • VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Phantasy Quintet
  • HERRMANN: Theme from Psycho
  • DVORAK: Quintett Op77 in G
  • Sunday 12 May 2012
  • 2.30 pm
  • St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, stuff Commissioner Street Cooma
  • Tickets available at the door and at Cooma School of Music, medical
    Shop 2 Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street, Cooma NSW
  • Bookings: (02) 6452 6067 Email: allan@coomamusic.com.au
  • Cost: Adults $20/ Concession $15/ Students $10

Musica da Camera, formed in 1979, is a Canberra-based string chamber orchestra of about 20 players. For over 30 years this group has been delighting Canberra audiences as well as music lovers throughout the region.

The concert in Cooma will be directed by the Leonard Weiss.

 

PROGRAMME:

  • J S BACH: Orchestral Suite No 2 in B-min
  • FUCHS: Serenade No 3
  • VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Phantasy Quintet
  • HERRMANN: Theme from Psycho
  • DVORAK: Quintet Op77 in G

TOWAMBA ACOUSTIC SESSIONS 2013 POSTERThe TOWAMBA ACOUSTIC SESSIONS will be convened  on Saturday 18 May 2013. A series of informal “workshops” held mostly around various campfires will offer musicians and spoken word performers an opportunity to share their art, hair
tricks and experiences in a family friendly bush setting.

Food stalls, patient a bar and market stalls will ensure you have all your needs for the day and there is plenty to keep the kids amused. On Saturday night there will be a blackboard concert in the hall.

Camping is available for just $10 for the weekend. Showers are available but there are few other facilities so we suggest you BYO everything. A soup kitchen will operate on Friday night for early birds and breakfast will be available on Sunday morning.

The nearest shop and fuel are 30km away in Wyndham or Eden.

TOWAMBA ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

FURTHER INFORMATION:

  • TOWAMBASESSIONS@GMAIL.COM
  • OR “TOWAMBA ACOUSTIC SESSSIONS” ON FACEBOOK

 

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Cooma Harmony Chorus singing at the Cooma Music Competition 2006

Cooma Harmony Chorus singing at the Cooma Music Competition 2006

The Cooma Harmony Chorus is a community based choir made up of  women and men of all ages that share a love of singing together.

The Chorus is  a secular choir. They sing mainly unaccompanied (a cappella) four parts works. However, overweight the Chorus is very versatile has performed accompanied and unaccompanied works in many local events including, Handel’s Messiah, Gilbert & Sullivan Extravaganza, Choral Festivals, Christmas Carols, and Australia Day, Anzac Day & Remembrance Day.

The Chorus has been going for eighteen years and while we sing for the love of it, we also perform on average about once a month at all kinds of community events as well as christenings, birthdays, weddings and funerals.

We have a wonderful musical director, Leslie Spencer who is supported by a dedicated committee, with Marg Dowd (president),  Jane Reid (secretary) and Kathy Byrne (treasurer).

Our weekly rehearsals are held every Tuesday* night  6.45 pm for a start at precisely 7.00. Finish at 9.00 pm. We have been meeting at the Cooma Public School hall, corner Vale & Commissioner Streets, Cooma. (*Generally, rehearsals are not held during school holidays)

There is a small membership fee of $20 per month (excluding January & July) plus an annual fee of $5, and a one off $10 scarf hire. Holders of concession cards may apply for a discounted rate of $15 per month.  However, the first month is free. So why not give it a try?

Contact:

Leslie Spencer (Director)

  • Ph: (02) 6452 6067
  • Mobile: 0428 907 510
  • Email: dorothythesmallandmeek@gmail.com
Jane Reid (Secretary)
  • Ph: (02) 6452 3112
  • Email: pacaj@iinet.net.au
Cooma Harmony Chorus at Cooma Show 2009

Cooma Harmony Chorus at Cooma Show 2009

Cooma Harmony Chorus singing for the Chinese Ambassador at Lambie Street Art Gallery

Cooma Harmony Chorus singing for the Chinese Ambassador at Lambie Street Art Gallery

Cooma Harmony Chorus singing at Australia Day

Cooma Harmony Chorus singing at Australia Day

We love a good meal, a good coffee and good company!

We love a good meal, a good coffee and good company!

We love a good sing!

We love a good sing!

And we love a good scarf!

And we love a good scarf!

Cooma Harmony Chorus brings some christmas cheer and carols to Cooma Prison

Cooma Harmony Chorus brings some christmas cheer and carols to Cooma Prison

Cooma Harmony Chorus, singing in harmony.

Cooma Harmony Chorus, singing in harmony.


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All Maton guitars are made in Australia by skilled luthiers in a tradition of guitar making that goes back to 1946.

The Maton new “Performer series” guitar  features a smaller body with thinner body. This style of guitar is often preferred by some artists in  stage and recording environments.

The Bunya soundboard provides the volume and punch to more than compensate for a smaller body.

For more information on Maton go to:

http://maton.com.au/

Maton AP5 Pick-up system

Maton AP5 Pick-up system -regarded as the very best available today.


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All Maton guitars are made in Australia by skilled luthiers in a tradition of guitar making that goes back to 1946.

The Maton M225 combines superior quality, allergist
affordability and playability.

For more information on Maton go to:

http://www.maton.com.au

Queensland maple back & sides

Queensland maple back & sides


Maton M225 Acoustic Guitar $899

Maton M225 Acoustic Guitar $999

All Maton guitars are made in Australia by skilled luthiers in a tradition of guitar making that goes back to 1946.

The Maton M225 combines superior quality, medic
affordability and playability.

  • Solid sitka spruce soundboard
  • Queensland maple back, stuff
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  • Rosewood fingerboard & Bridge
  • Satin finish

For more information on Maton go to:

http://maton.com.au/

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Quality Australian made guitars

Maton M225 Queensland maple back & side

Maton M225 Queensland maple back & side


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Author: Dave Rubin

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AVAILABLE FROM:

COOMA SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
Phone: 02 6452 6067
Fax: 02 6452 4938
Email: allan@coomamusic.com.au

Code: 696617

Code: 696617

Price: $21.95

Author: Dave Rubin

This book teaches you the basics of blues
rhythm and lead ukulele using authentic techniques
and concepts. The accompanying CD
contains demo tracks for every example in the
book. Topics covered include: chord comping, neuropathologist
boogie rhythms, treat
pentatonic and blues scales,
string bending, classic blues licks & riffs, double
stops, intros & turnarounds, blues solos, fingerstyle
blues, ukulele slide blues, blues ukulele
history and more!

AVAILABLE FROM:

COOMA SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
Phone: 02 6452 6067
Fax: 02 6452 4938
Email: allan@coomamusic.com.au

Code: 696617

Code: 696617

Price: $21.95

Author: Dave Rubin

This book teaches you the basics of blues
rhythm and lead ukulele using authentic techniques
and concepts. The accompanying CD
contains demo tracks for every example in the
book. Topics covered include: chord comping, help
boogie rhythms, sales
pentatonic and blues scales, grip
string bending, classic blues licks & riffs, double
stops, intros & turnarounds, blues solos, fingerstyle
blues, ukulele slide blues, blues ukulele
history and more!

AVAILABLE FROM:

COOMA SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
Phone: 02 6452 6067
Fax: 02 6452 4938
Email: allan@coomamusic.com.au

Code: 696617

Code: 696617

Price: $21.95

Author: Dave Rubin

This book teaches you the basics of blues
rhythm and lead ukulele using authentic techniques
and concepts. The accompanying CD
contains demo tracks for every example in the
book. Topics covered include: chord comping, stuff
boogie rhythms, pentatonic and blues scales,
string bending, classic blues licks & riffs, double
stops, intros & turnarounds, blues solos, fingerstyle
blues, ukulele slide blues, blues ukulele
history and more!

AVAILABLE FROM:

COOMA SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
Phone: 02 6452 6067
Fax: 02 6452 4938
Email: allan@coomamusic.com.au

Code: 696617

Code: 696617

Price: $21.95

Author: Dave Rubin

This book teaches you the basics of blues
rhythm and lead ukulele using authentic techniques
and concepts. The accompanying CD
contains demo tracks for every example in the
book. Topics covered include: chord comping, sales
boogie rhythms, drugstore
pentatonic and blues scales, heart
string bending, classic blues licks & riffs, double
stops, intros & turnarounds, blues solos, fingerstyle
blues, ukulele slide blues, blues ukulele
history and more!

AVAILABLE FROM:

COOMA SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
Phone: 02 6452 6067
Fax: 02 6452 4938
Email: allan@coomamusic.com.au

Code: 696617

Code: 696617

Price: $21.95

Author: Dave Rubin

This book teaches you the basics of blues
rhythm and lead ukulele using authentic techniques
and concepts. The accompanying CD
contains demo tracks for every example in the
book. Topics covered include: chord comping, orthopedist
boogie rhythms, visit this
pentatonic and blues scales, patient
string bending, classic blues licks & riffs, double
stops, intros & turnarounds, blues solos, fingerstyle
blues, ukulele slide blues, blues ukulele
history and more!

AVAILABLE FROM:

COOMA SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
Phone: 02 6452 6067
Fax: 02 6452 4938
Email: allan@coomamusic.com.au

Code: 696617

Code: 696617

Price: $21.95

Author: Dave Rubin

This book teaches you the basics of blues
rhythm and lead ukulele using authentic techniques
and concepts. The accompanying CD
contains demo tracks for every example in the
book. Topics covered include: chord comping, capsule
boogie rhythms, pentatonic and blues scales,
string bending, classic blues licks & riffs, double
stops, intros & turnarounds, blues solos, fingerstyle
blues, ukulele slide blues, blues ukulele
history and more!

AVAILABLE FROM:

COOMA SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
Phone: 02 6452 6067
Fax: 02 6452 4938
Email: allan@coomamusic.com.au

Code: 696617

Code: 696617

Price: $21.95

Author: Dave Rubin

This book teaches you the basics of blues
rhythm and lead ukulele using authentic techniques
and concepts. The accompanying CD
contains demo tracks for every example in the
book. Topics covered include: chord comping, buy more about
boogie rhythms, pentatonic and blues scales,
string bending, classic blues licks & riffs, double
stops, intros & turnarounds, blues solos, fingerstyle
blues, ukulele slide blues, blues ukulele
history and more!

AVAILABLE FROM:

COOMA SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
Phone: 02 6452 6067
Fax: 02 6452 4938
Email: allan@coomamusic.com.au
Protect your precious ukulele with this great new hard case.

Lightweight polyfoam covered in black heavy duty waterproof yarn. Black plush lined, website
shaped interior. Interior accessory compartment with lid. Heavy duty zipper. Large external pocket. Shoulder strap and moulded carry handle.

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Comes in 4 sizes:

VU100  for Soprano Ukulele $39.95

VU101  for Concert Ukulele $45.00

VU102  for Tenor Ukulele $49.00

VU103  for Baritone Ukulele $59.00

AVAILABLE FROM:

COOMA SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
Phone: 02 6452 6067
Fax: 02 6452 4938
Email: allan@coomamusic.com.au

Hal Leonard Blues Ukulele Bk/CD

Wow the Kala Wooden Body Resonator Ukuleles have just arrived!

There’s 2 models:

  • KA-C-R Concert Resonator Ukulele $395 (includes hard case)
  • KA-T-R Tenor Resonator Ukulele $425 (includes hard case)

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About Kala Concert Resonator Ukulele

  • drugstore serif; color: #666666; line-height: 19px;”>14- 5/8” Concert Scale (Distance from Nut to Saddle)
  • 23” Overall body length
  • 10-1/2” Body length
  • 6-1/8” Upper Bout
  • 8-1/2” Lower Bout
  • 5-1/2” Waist
  • 2-3/8”- 2-3/4” Arched Back Body depth
  • 1-3/8” At Nut
  • Figured Mahogany Top, Sides and Back
  • Figured Mahogany headstock plate
  • Custom Kala logo
  • 18 Silver Nickel Frets
  • Fret position Marks at 5th,7th,10th and 12th frets on neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Aluminum resonator cone with Chrome plated cover
  • Mahogany neck
  • Satin Finish
  • Open geared Tuners with black buttons
  • AQUILA NYLGUT Strings

About Kala TenorResonator Ukulele

  • 17” Tenor Scale (Distance from Nut to Saddle)
  • 25” Overall body length
  • 11-5/8” Body length
  • 6-5/16” Upper Bout
  • 8-1/2” Lower Bout
  • 5” Waist
  • 2-7/16-” TO 2-3/4” Arched-Back Body depth
  • 1-3/8” At Nut
  • Figured Mahogany top, back and sides
  • 18 Silver-Nickel Frets
  • Fret position Marks at 5th,7th,10th, 12th and 15th frets on neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Mahogany neck
  • Satin Finish
  • Aluminum resonator cone with chrome plated cover
  • Open geared Tuners with black buttons
  • Custom Kala Headstock logo
  • AQUILA NYLGUT STRINGS

Available from:

COOMA SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
Phone: 02 6452 6067
Fax: 02 6452 4938
Email: allan@coomamusic.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Code: 696617

Code: 696617

Price: $21.95

Author: Dave Rubin

This book teaches you the basics of blues
rhythm and lead ukulele using authentic techniques
and concepts. The accompanying CD
contains demo tracks for every example in the
book. Topics covered include: chord comping, illness
boogie rhythms, buy information pills
pentatonic and blues scales,
string bending, classic blues licks & riffs, double
stops, intros & turnarounds, blues solos, fingerstyle
blues, ukulele slide blues, blues ukulele
history and more!

AVAILABLE FROM:

COOMA SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
Phone: 02 6452 6067
Fax: 02 6452 4938
Email: allan@coomamusic.com.au