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ANZAC Eve Concert-Friday 24 April 6pm

ANZCA EVE CONCERT 2015 001Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of ANZAC with Music, sovaldi Song, website like this Narrative & Poetry

Cooma Ex-Services Club


  • Adult $20
  • Concession $15
  • SMAC Members $10
  • Students/Children Free

Presented by

  • Snowy Monaro Arts Council,
  • Cooma District Band,
  • Cooma Harmony Chorus,
  • Monaro High School Choir


Media release for Cooma’s Anzac Eve concert

Combined Churches Cooma Carols – Saturday 8 December 2012

Experience the splendor and majesty of one of the greatest works written by George Frideric Handel.

(You don’t need to sing you can just come to listen and enjoy)

Soloists Elizabeth Shearer, see Bronwyn Douglas, patient Robert Shearer and Joshua Burke will be accompanied by a chorus of local singers and chamber orchestra conducted by Rodney Clancy.

A limited number of Audience Tickets are now available at The Fabric Salon, 42 Vale Street, Cooma.

  • $25 Adults
  • $20 Concessions
  • $15 SMAC Members
  • $5 Children

Any tickets that might be left over will be sold at the door.

For Phone Bookings call 6452 3480

Sing Your Own Handel’s Messiah, Concert Details:

  • When: Saturday 12 November 2011 Rehearsals from 9.00 am, Evening Performance 7.00 pm
  • Where: St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, Commissioner Street, Cooma

The Soloist:
Elizabeth Shearer

Elizabeth Shearer has been studying voice for 9 years both privately and through the Queensland Conservatorium. She is currently undertaking her third year of a Bachelor of Music degree (Majoring in voice) under the direction of the acclaimed Professor Jan Delpratt.

Elizabeth has recently had roles in the Queensland Conservatoriums Production of two of Puccini’s one-act operas; Gianni Schicchi & Suor Angelica. She has also performed in the university’s production of Purcell’s Fairy Queen (2011), Massenet’s Cendrillon (2010), Handel’s Saul (2009), and the Val Machin Opera Scenes (2009, 2010). She has been a featured soloist at Albert St Uniting Church, soloist in the MTAQ highlights Queen St Mall (2010) and QPSR Carols On The Rails (2007).

She has performed as a member of chorus in Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms, Mahler’s Second Symphony, Faure’s Requiem and Mozart’s Mass in C minor with the Brisbane Chorale and in an excerpt of Puccini’s Turandot as part of the Encounters Music Festival (2010).

Joshua Burke

Joshua Burke is a 3rd year student at the ANU’s School of Music and is studying under Rohan Thatcher. He is currently a scholar at the Wesley Uniting Church in Forest, ACT. As a student of the School of Music he has participated in the productions of Dido and Aeneas and the world premiere of Grimm and the Blue Crown Owl.
Joshua discovered his passion for singing when he got involved with his high schools A’Capella group and Barbershop Quartet. He wishes to continue his study of singing into the future

Robert Shearer

Robert Shearer is a gifted tenor and singing teacher. He commenced his studies in 1999, and has undergone extensive vocal training and music studies in some of Australia’s leading tertiary music institutions.
Robert received a Bachelor of Music (Performance) from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, studying there with Adele Nesbit. Since then he has completed a Master of Music in Voice and Opera at the ANU School of Music under the tutelage of Stephen Bennett, during which time he was a Wesley Scholar. He is currently a student of heldentenor Glenn Winslade.
Robert has a great affinity with English art song and 20th century classical music, especially the works of Britten, Le Gallienne and Rubbra.
In 2009 he furthered his studies in correct vocal production by participating in Neil Semer’s Australian Vocal workshop; this workshop also helped to give him a wider view of the performance of vocal music.
In addition to singing, Robert has been composing since 2005 with a number of orchestral and vocal works to his name.

Proudly Presented by Snowy Monaro Arts Council

This years Cooma Carols:

  • When: Saturday 8 December at 7.00 pm
  • Where: The Multifunction Centre, buy
    Cooma Showgrounds.

Come and join in the musical fun of Christmas with:

  • Cooma District Band
  • Cooma Harmony Chorus
  • Monaro Youth Choir
  • with MC -Rev Paul Cohen

Presented by The Combined Churches of Cooma


Oktoberfest @ Monaro Air Rifle Club – 27 October 2012 @ 6pm


German Beer, side effects
Food & Music

Cooma ex-Services Club

Telephone: (02) 6452 1144



German Beer, decease
Food & Music

Cooma ex-Services Club

Telephone: (02) 6452 1144



German Beer, nurse
Food & Music

Cooma ex-Services Club

Telephone: (02) 6452 1144


German Music, oncologist
Dancing, Beer, Food & Fun!

Featuring music by the Cooma District Band plus J & J Alpine Music DJs


Contact: (02) 6452 4324

Official Opening Snowy Scheme Museum Adaminaby – Saturday 15 October

-A Musical Journey-

East Meets West

With Judith Marriott & friends.

. Come on a musical journey that begins in Cooma and finishes in Tehran. Beginning with Don Banks, nurse
an Australian composer, approved
then travelling through Europe with  music from Spain and Germany.Next stop is Armenia, order
with a beautiful work by Khachaturian. We complete the concert with works by the great Persian composers, Alizadeh and Siavash Beizai.

.. This concert will combine the talents of Australian musicians and Persian musicians. Cooma will be represented by Judith Marriott, Leslie Spencer and Glenyss Allen. We are very fortunate to have the talents of two wonderful musicians Arya Bastaninezhad and Melika, who are visiting Cooma in preparation for an International Music festival in Tehran later this year, in which they will be performing these works with Judith.

Instruments featured will be clarinet ,bass clarinet, cello, piano , guitar ,flute, ney ( a very beautiful Persian flute) and voice.

It should be a wonderful evening as the common thread to all these compositions is their exquisite melodies…come and SWOON with us!!! It is guaranteed to life your spirits.

Snowy Scheme Museum Adaminaby

The Governor-General, visit
Quentin Bryce will be attending to perform the opening ceremony of Snowy Scheme Museum in Adaminaby on 15 October 2011, here
at 11am.

As with the official opening of the Snowy Mountains Scheme on October 17 1949, when the Governor-General Sir William McKell performed the official duties, the Governor-General of today, will be performing the official duties at the new Snowy Scheme museum.

The Snowy Scheme museum will showcase the impact on the nation of the construction of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme, by highlighting the achievements of the engineers, the workers, the machinery and the role the project played in the development of the modern Australian nation. The scheme is widely considered to be the greatest engineering project ever undertaken in Australia, with the museum collection creating a multi-dimensional insight into the Snowy Scheme and its legacy.

In the meantime, the Adaminaby community is busy preparing for the day when the “GG” comes to town, and the museum committee and helpers are also busy with the installation of the collection, exhibits and interpretive material to make this landmark project come to life. The museum committee would also like to issue an open invitation to anybody who would like to attend this special day and invite any interested person to join the museum community.

The museum is also looking for equipment with Snowy Scheme provenance, stories, memorabilia and research about the more than 100 000 people, many from overseas, who worked during the construction stage of the scheme.

Music for this occasion will be provided from about 10.30 am by:

  • Cooma Harmony Chorus
  • Cooma District band
  • And school children from the Adaminaby Public School

Further information about the museum can be found on the website: http://www.snowyschemecollection.com.au/