Monthly Archives: January 2012

Bradley Kunda Classical Guitarist performs in Cooma on 19th February

When: Sunday 19 February 2012 at 7.30 pm
Where: St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, more info Commissioner Street Cooma NSW 2630
Available at Cooma School of Music, Shop 2 Parkview Arcade 123 Sharp Street Cooma. Phone (02) 6452 6067
$20 Adults
$15 Concessions
$10 Students
Refreshments available.


Bradley Kunda started playing the guitar at the age of six. Born and raised in Adelaide, he studied flamenco guitar for four years before furthering his classical studies with Hungarian-born guitarist András Tüské. In 2005, Bradley won the coveted National Undergraduate Scholarship at the Australian National University, where he completed a bachelor degree in music with first class honours under the notable Australian guitarist Tim Kain, while also studying for a bachelor degree in law. Bradley is currently a PhD candidate in guitar performance at the Australian National University. He is also preparing to complete specialist studies in early-19th century guitar performance practice at the Accademia l’Ottocento (Italy), studying under Carlo Barone.

Bradley has won first prize in the Fifth International Competition “Festival de Córdoba” (Spain), and the audience prize in the Nikšić International Guitar Competition (Montenegro), determined by voters on live satellite television. He was awarded the 2007 Erika Haas Award for the most outstanding instrumental performance student at the Australian National University. He is currently the recipient of an Australian Professional Award.

Bradley is actively engaged in bringing a diverse and accessible range of chamber music to new audiences. As a member of the BREW Guitar Duo and contemporary music septet dominantSEVEN, he has commissioned significant new works by Australian composers including Robert Davidson and Richard Charlton. As a soloist and chamber musician, his performances have included concerts at the Córdoba International Guitar Festival (Spain), the Project Canción Española (Spain), the Nikšić International Guitar Festival (Montenegro), the Canberra International Chamber Music Festival and the Darwin International Guitar Festival (Australia). In 2009, Bradley joined Australia’s leading guitar quartet, Guitar Trek, which has pioneered new repertoire for the guitar family for over two decades under the leadership of Tim Kain. Bradley also enjoys collaborative projects with clarinettist Nicole Canham and soprano Rebecca MacCallion.

As a composer, Bradley has been featured in ABC Classic FM’s Young Australian Composers series celebrating “Australian Music Month.” His guitar works are regularly played on ABC Classic FM, and have been finalist entries in the 3rd International Australian Guitar Composition Competition, and the ASME Young Composers’ Awards. In 2011, Bradley won the Canberra Classical Guitar Society Composition Competition, which awards him a commission to compose a new work for guitar orchestra. In addition to writing guitar music, Bradley’s work for carillon will soon be published in an upcoming volume of Australian carillon music. Bradley’s choral works have also been performed by the choir of the Wesley Uniting Church in Forrest, Canberra.

Bradley is on staff in the Guitar Department at the Australian National University School of Music, where he has also tutored and lectured in various undergraduate musicology subjects.

Programme for Cooma Concert:

Bradley Kunda

Five Preludes (Heitor Villa-Lobos)

Selections from Los Caprichos de Goya (Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco)

  • I – Francisco Goya y Lucientes, Pintor
  • VIII – Dios la perdone; y era su madre
  • XIII – ¿Quién más rendido?


In the Woods (Toru Takemitsu)

  • Wainscot Pond
  • Rosedale
  • Muir Woods


Variations on a theme of Scriabin (Alexandre Tansman)


Sonata for solo guitar (Atanas Ourkouzounov)

  • Allegro assai
  • Adagio quasi canzone
  • Vivo


Valentine’s Day Music Train Trip – Tuesday 14th February

more about cursive;”>Show your loved ones that they mean something special to you.


Invite you to attend a

Valentine’s Day Music Train Trip


Historic Train ride return Cooma to Chakola, concert at Chakola Hall by string quartet

BYO Picnic

Tuesday 14th February 2012

Train leaves Cooma Railway Station at 6pm

Cost: $35.00 per person

Reserve your ticket by contacting

0408 488 749

or for more information see

This is made possible by the Cooma Monaro Railway Inc.


Audition Notice – Gilbert & Sullivan Extravaganza! (31 January)

artificial serif;”>Produced by Cooma Harmony Chorus

Auditions for Solo Singing & Acting parts taken from various scenes from Gilbert & Sullivan musicals. (all the best bits)

Audition Date: Tuesday 31st January 2012 at 7pm

@ the new hall at Cooma Public School.

Performance Dates: 1st & 2nd June

Prefered Audtion Pieces:


I have a song to sing o (Yeoman of the guard)
Buttercup’s aria (HMS Pinafore)


On the day when i was married (Gondalaiers)
He Loves (Iolanthe)


When our gallent norman foes


I am the monarch of the sea (HMS Pinafore)


Mikado’s song (The Mikado)
When a fellons not engaged (Pirates)

Any other pieces from the selected works however please inform Robert Shearer (0426 196 914) of prefered piece.

Script excerpts for Audition

Ladies (option 1 & 2)

Iolanthe. She is; and thus she welcomes her daughter-in-law! (Kisses her.)
Phyllis. She kisses just like other people! But the Lord Chancellor?
Strephon. I forgot him! Mother, none can resist your fairy eloquence; you will go to him and plead for us?
Iolanthe. (much agitated). No, no; impossible!
Strephon. But our happiness – our very lives – depend upon our obtaining his consent!
Phyllis. Oh, madam, you cannot refuse to do this!
Iolanthe. You know not what you ask! The Lord Chancellor is – my husband!
Strephon and Phyllis. Your husband!
Iolanthe. My husband and your father!

Ladies (option 3) Mens (option1)
Ko-Ko. Indeed! Had he any reason to be dissatisfied with his position?
Katisha. None whatever. On the contrary, I was going to marry him — yet he fled
Pooh-Bah. I am surprised that he should have fled from one so lovely!
Katisha. That’s not true.
Pooh-Bah. No!
Katisha. You hold that I am not beautiful because my face is plain. But you know nothing; you are still unenlightened. Learn, then, that it is not in the face alone that beauty is to be sought. My face is unattractive!
Pooh-Bah. It is.
Katisha. But I have a left shoulder-blade that is a miracle of loveliness. People come miles to see it. My right elbow has a fascination that few can resist.
Pooh-Bah. Allow me!
Katisha. It is on view Tuesdays and Fridays, on presentation of visiting card. As for my circulation, it is the largest in the world.
Ko-Ko. And yet he fled!

Mens (option 2)
Mikado. (looking at paper) Dear, dear, dear! this is very tiresome. (to Ko-Ko) My poor fellow, in your anxiety to carry out my wishes you have beheaded the heir to the throne of Japan!
Ko-Ko. I beg to offer an unqualified apology.
I desire to associate myself with that expression of regret.
We really hadn’t the least notion —
Mikado. Of course you hadn’t. How could you? Come, come, my good fellow, don’t distress yourself — it was no fault of yours. If a man of exalted rank chooses to disguise himself as a Second Trombone, he must take the consequences. It really distresses me to see you take on so. I’ve no doubt he thoroughly deserved all he got. (They rise.)

Mens (option 3)
Sir Joseph. Madam, it has been represented to me that you are appalled by my exalted rank. I desire to convey to you officially my assurance, that if your hesitation is attributable to that circumstance, it is uncalled for.
Josephine. Oh! then your lordship is of opinion that married happiness is not inconsistent with discrepancy in rank?
Sir Joseph. I am officially of that opinion.
Josephine. That the high and the lowly may be truly happy together, provided that they truly love one another?
Sir Joseph. Madam, I desire to convey to you officially my opinion that love is a platform upon which all ranks meet.
Josephine. I thank you, Sir Joseph. I did hesitate, but I will hesitate no longer. (aside) He little thinks how eloquently he has pleaded his rival’s cause!

Gilbert and Sullivan Extravaganza – The Songs

Opera Scene Song Cast
Yeoman of the Guard Overture
3 Gallant Norm Carruthers, 2nd Yeo, Phœbe, Chorus
7 I have a song to sing O Jack Point, Elsie, lst Citizen
HMS Pinafore 2 Hail, men-o’-war’s men,  

I’m called Little Buttercup

Buttercup Chorus
8-9 Now three cheers Captain, Joseph Porter, Aunt,
16 Never mind the why Captain, Porter, Josephine
Mikado 10 I am so proud Pooh Bah, Pish Tush, Koko
16 Mia Samma Mikado, Katisha, Chorus
17 A more humane Mikado Mikado, Chorus
8 Three little maids Yum-Yum, Pitti Sing, peep bo
23 There is bueaty in the bello of the blast
Pirates of Penzance 5 Climbing over rocky mountain Chorus of Girls
17 When the foeman bears his steel
24 When a felon’s not engaged Sergeant Chorus
Gondoliers 15 Dance a Cachucha
2 From the sunny Spanish Shore Duke, Duchess, Casilda & Luiz
3 In enterprise of martial kind
19 On the day when I was wedded
Iolanthe 6 Loudly let the trumpet bray Chorus
20 The nightmare song
Dialogue 23 & 24 “My Lord, a suppliant at your feet… He loves!…It may not be” Iolanthe, Chancellor, Queen, Philllis, Straffen & Faries
Dialogue 25 Finale”Soon as we may”

The Cast:









Pitti sing

peep bo









2nd Yeo,



Ko ko

Pish tush

Pooh bah


Joseph Porter,

lst Citizen

Jack Point,



Contact: Allan Spencer 6452 6067 / email:

or Robert Shearer 0426 196 914 / email: