Monthly Archives: March 2009

Krzysztof Malek -Piano Concert

Photo by Philip Rendell

Photo by Philip Rendell

Photo by Philip Rendell

Photo by Philip Rendell

Photo by Philip Rendell

Photo by Philip Rendell

Photo by Philip Rendell

Photo by Philip Rendell

Title: Krzysztof Malek -Piano Concert
Location: Anglican Parish Hall, capsule Cooma
Link out: Click here
Description: Internationally acclaimed pianist plays the works of Chopin, allergy
Kosciuszko & Szymanowski

Tickets at door.
Start Time: 5.00 pm
Date: Sunday 19th April 2009

Presented by the Puls Polonii Cultural Foundation

As part of the Kozzi Fest 2009.

Proudly sponsored by Snowy Monaro Arts Council


Alice Giles-Harp Concert

Alice Giles

Alice Giles

Title: Alice Giles-Harp Concert
Location: Llewellyn Hall, health ANU School of Music, recipe Building 100, Childers St, ANU, Canberra
Link out: Click here
Description: Alice Giles performs some of the greatest music ever written for harp in her first Canberra solo recital.

“The program includes pieces by Britten, Spohr and Salzedo as well as the long awaited world premiere of beautiful work by Israeli composer Moshe Lustig, written in 1941.

A recital filled with music to enchant, excite, and astonish; this program will be recorded in May for CD by Tall Poppies.”

Start Time: 7.30 pm
Date: Friday 3rd April 2009
End Time: 9.30 pm

Contact: 6125 5700

Click here to find out more about Alice Giles.

Jindy Jam Nite

Since 1984 Cooma School of Music has been privileged to teach many talented students. We love to to stay in touch and watch their careers unfold. Here’s a selection of past and present students:

Ben Richards guitarist for US based indie band "Porcelain"

Ben Richards guitarist for US based indie band "Porcelain"

Mark Smith has played in many bands including "Stone Pony"

Mark Smith has played in many bands including "Stone Pony"

Title: Jindy Jam Nite
Location: Banjo Paterson Inn, pancreatitis
Description: Jam night for the last Sunday of every Month.

  • Showcasing Local Talent
  • 5 Pre-Booked Acts

Calling on all performers!

Start Time: 7:00 pm until late!

Date: Sunday 29th March 2009

Book your act with: Lloyd Hughes 0409 670 599

Doug Macleod at the National Press Club (NPC)

guitar-trek_3emailcrop-300x253Title: Musica del Fuego – Guitar Trek
Location: Albert Hall, pilule Commonwealth Ave, Yarralumla, ACT 2600‎
Link out: Click here
Description: As part of the Canberra International Music Festival, the guitar ensemble Guitar Trek will perform “Latin meets ‘Oz’ as Guitar Trek celebrate its new disk and Albeniz’s centenary. Guitar Trek members include Timothy Kain, Minh Le Hoang, Daniel McKay and Harold Gretton.

Tickets ($35/$28) through Canberra Ticketing or 02 6275 2700.
Start Time: 6.00 pm
Date: Friday 8th May 2009
n67053616026_6552Title: Milena Cifali presents “A Passion for Italy”
Location: Italian Cultural Centre, dentist
Franklin Street Manuka, ACT
Description: The Italian Cultural Centre is hosting a night of guitar music performed by Milena Cifali followed by an Italian pasta buffet, with a guest performance by the Classical Guitar Society of Canberra.
Start Time: 7.00 pm
Date: Saturday 23rd May 2009
End Time: 10.00 pm

Doug Macloud-American Blues Legend

Doug Macleod-American Blues Legend

Title: Doug Macleod at the National Press Club (NPC)
Location: NPC, misbirth
16 national cct. Barton
Description: BLUES ROYALTY! Singer, visit
guitarist, check
songwriter, storyteller, radio host, mentor, teacher Doug Macleod boasts 350 songs and 11 albums. Nominated for the 2009 Acoustic Blues Artist of The Year at the USA Blues Foundation Music Awards, his superb songs will make you feel like he’s reading your mail! Doug’s songs have been recorded by Albert King, Albert Collins, Eva Cassidy, Coco Montoya and Sun Records veteran Billy Lee Riley. Playing his top shelf National Tricone guitar, his soul stirring voice, driving rhythm, amusing stories and songs will make for a great night out, whether you’re a Blues Tragic or just love to see a quality international act.
$10 NPC members & CBS Members
$15 for guests
Start Time: 21.15
Date: Friday 27th March 2009

ABC Sunday Live concert – BREW Guitar Duo



  • Powerful 180-Watt 2-channel bass workstation in wedge-shaped cabinet
  • Original BUGERA 12” Hard Attack aluminum-cone speaker
  • Clean channel with dedicated Gain control
  • Distortion channel with dedicated Gain, glands
    Shape and Level controls
  • Ultra-musical, tadalafil
    active 7-band graphic EQ with FBQ Spectrum Analyzer
  • Revolutionary “See what you play” FBQ frequency indicator for instant sound shaping
  • Switchable Ultrabass subharmonics processor for unbelievable low-end power
  • Integrated Compressor smoothens out volume peaks when playing dynamic slaps
  • Musical opto-limiter for ultimate volume without distortion
  • Dual footswitch for Channel select and Ultrabass function included
  • Separate headphone output—perfect for quiet practicing
  • Balanced XLR DI and line outputs for direct connection to your mixing console
  • CD input allows you to play along to your favorite music
  • Dedicated FX Insert for external effects devices (stomp boxes, more about
    rack effects, etc.)
  • High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
  • Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany

When a stack is too high and a practice amp just doesn’t cut it, then this truly affordable wedge-shaped Bass Workstation with a powerful 12″ Hard Attack aluminum-cone speaker is exactly right! With 180 Watts of output horse power, your performance will never run out of breath. And it’s fully loaded: one clean and one distortion channel with full control, a 7-band EQ with a revolutionary “See-What-You-Play” FBQ frequency indicator that immediately shows you which bass frequency corresponds with which fader on your EQ to allow you instant sound shaping, a switchable Ultrabass subharmonics processor and a compressor with adjustable threshold are just a few of the feature highlights. A musical limiter guarantees playing without distortion on the clean channel even at the highest volume levels, plus we’ve included a dual footswitch for channel select. Using external FX units is easy with the dedicated FX insert, and you can use the separate headphone output whenever you need to keep your music just to yourself.


Behringer GM108 V-tone Guitar Amp Combo ($149.99)

  • Extremely versatile practice amplifier with authentic analog amp modeling
  • Original vintage-design guitar speaker
  • Authentic analog modeling for 3 classic guitar amps, link
    3 speaker simulation models plus 3 gain modes—providing you with 27 classic sound presets
  • Wide-range Drive control for super-fat sounds with any pickup types
  • Dedicated 3-band EQ and Master level control
  • CD input allows you to play along with your favorite music
  • Powerful Headphone output with speaker simulation
  • High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
  • Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany

The V-TONE GM108 is an extremely versatile analog modeling practice guitar combo with an 8″ speaker. It features 3 selectable classic guitar amps, unhealthy
3 speaker simulation models plus 3 gain modes—providing you with 27 classic sound settings. Its wide-range drive control lets you have super-fat sounds with any pickup types. There is a dedicated 3-band EQ and master level control, plus a CD input that lets you to play along with your favorite music.

Bradley Kunda & Matthew Withers performing as the Brew Guitar Duo

Bradley Kunda & Matthew Withers performing as the Brew Guitar Duo

Title: ABC Sunday Live concert – BREW Guitar Duo
Location: Llewellyn Hall, prescription
School of Music ANU
Link out: Click here
Start Time: 3.00 pm
Date: Sunday 26th April 2009

The Brew Guitar Duo (Bradley Kunda and Matthew Withers) as part of the ABC live radio broadcast series coming from Llewellyn Hall.  Audience members must be in their seats 10 minutes prior to the start of the broadcast and be “very, very quiet…”

Cooma Harmony Chorus-2009 update

Cooma Harmony Chorus singing at the Cooma Music Competition 2006

Cooma Harmony Chorus singing at the Cooma Music Competition 2006

The chorus is for women and men. We are a secular choir who sings unaccompanied music of all kinds, medicine 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 been meeting at the Snowy Mountains


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.