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Christmas Carols at Twin City Community Church – Saturday 1 December 2012

Clancy Music presents:

Handel’s Messiah 2012

Soloists: Elizabeth Shearer, salve Ellen Malone, Robert Shearer, Mark Brooker

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

Cooma Concert:

  • Saturday 24 November
  • 4.00pm
  • Cooma Multifunction Centre, Cooma Showgrounds

Cooma Tickets:

  • Adult $15
  • Concession $10
  • Student $5

Get your tickets now at The Fabric Salon, 82 Vale Street Cooma NSW 2630

Young Concert:

  • Sunday 25 November
  • 4.00pm
  • Young Town Hall

Young Tickets:

  • Adult $15
  • Concession $10
  • Student $5

Get your tickets now at The Young Regional Conservatorium of Music, or M&M’s Music Studios, Shop 2/52-66 Boorowa St Young NSW 2594

Would you like to sing in the Messiah?

Places are available for singers in these performances. Choir workshops will be conducted at each of the venues on the days of the performances starting at 9.30am.

So if would  like to sing in the choir for either or both of the performances book your place with Rodney Clancy on 0408 488 749.

 About (from clancymusic.com.au):

Robert Shearer (tenor)

Cooma’s own production of Handel’s Messiah is on the 24th November 2012.  This year we will be gathering singers from further a field including Young, Cooma, Canberra, Jindabyne, Bombala, Regional NSW and the South Coast.  A Chamber Orchestra made up of hand picked musicians, they will be professional, semi-professional and amateurs combining to achieve a rich sound.  Don’t panic if you are new to Messiah as we are only learning a portion of the 3 hour long work.  There is a selection of chorus items and solo parts all accompanied by Orchestra.

The cost to participate is $15 per person.  This will be for a 1 day of extensive rehearsal and the concert in the evening all held at the Cooma Multifunction Centre. Singers will have to learn the music before the day of the performance in your own time.  To register your interest in participating this year as either an individual or to register the participation of your whole choir please email info@clancymusic.com.au

Last year saw an amazing amount of singers and a huge energy with over 100 singers and the audience was able to just fit into the hall.  With that said, this year should be even better and bigger. A new venue for this year to allow for the larger performance cast.  So come and join us in Cooma for the spectacular.

The day will start at the Cooma Multifunction Centre at 9:30am, located just off Boundary street Cooma. We will learn and workshop the 6 chorus items selected from the entire work and work with the orchestra and soloists on the performance at 4pm.

We are still accepting new singers to start with the music, please feel free to join us, even if you have not sung in a long time or ever before as we should be able to have a fun day and create some wonderful music.


Amazing news, this year we will be also performing Handel’s Messiah in Young at the wonderful Town Hall.  This concert in Young will be on Sunday 25th November 2012.  The concert will also be showcasing local singers from the Young region as well as tourists from the Cooma production making the hike to Young for the day.  Yes, you can sing in both productions should you be interested and keen.  In fact it would be encouraged.  We are arranging for performers to be billeted in each others home towns to reduce costs but of course people can find their own accommodation and make a great weekend of this event should you desire.  For those singers wanting to perform in both concerts and experience this wonderful work twice in two days then they will also have to pay for each day. $30 for both days experiencing performing in Cooma and in Young.

A great big thanks to the wonderful hosts for the Young performance, ‘The Choir of the Southern Cross’.  The help and support that they have offered to make this event happen has been extraordinary.


The Schirmer Edition of the complete vocal score is recommended and available at Cooma School of Music for $13.00. Phone (02) 6452 6067 to reserve your copy.

We will stage a professional group of soloists to perform the solo roles and a professional Orchestra will accompany the performance in both Cooma and Young. To register your interest in participating this year as either an individual or to register the participation of your whole choir please email: info@clancymusic.com.au

Please make sure you do announce your interest in participating in this event by sending an email to us, we must be able to get the music to you and know numbers for staging and catering reasons.  Thanks in advance and we all look forward to this exciting weekend of Messiah.  Get your friends to come and sing with you but also bring some to watch the concerts too.

Just to let you all know, Clancy Music Productions Pty Ltd will organise a tour of Handel’s Messiah to many regional centres of NSW with a large cast.  Our intention is to tour with approx 200 – 300 singers and a large Orchestra and Soloists to perform and work with local singers at each location with a concert to follow that experience at each location.  For more details of this tour in 2014 please keep your eyes here.  It is intended that CMP will hire a Train with meals and accommodation facilities for all onboard for ease of costs and travel as well. An exciting tour for any music lover and train lovers alike.  Non-performing passengers will also be able to participate in this tour.


Twin City Church Christmas Carols 2011

There will be a concert of Christmas Carols at the Twin City Community Church featuring the Cooma Harmony Chorus, look Monaro Youth Choir and the Hall Village Brass Band.

  • Date: Saturday 1 December
  • Time: 7 pm (carols start at 8 pm)
  • Where: 9 Cameron Road Queanbeyan ACT 2620
  • Cost: FREE!

Together to Remember – Sunday 11 November – at 3pm

St Patrick’s School Parents & Friends


Family Bush Dance

When: Saturday 3 November 2012 at 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm

Where: St Paul’s Church Hall, bronchi 138 Commissioner Street, therapy Cooma NSW

Tickets Available at  The Fabric Salon, 82 Vale Street, Cooma

  • $50 Family
  • $20 Adult
  • $10 Child

Enquiries contact Eva Tangye: 0413 555 565

sans-serif;”>Together to Remember – A Remembrance Day Concert

sans-serif;”>On Remembrance Day, 11 November at 3.00 pm, this year people from across the Snowy-Monaro will gather for a commemorative concert at Cooma Ex-Services Club.

Organised by Snowy Monaro Arts Council, with the support of Regional Arts NSW and South East Arts, the aim of the event is to bring people ‘together to remember’ and to celebrate the strength of the human spirit through music during times of conflict.

Ninety six years ago people from this district gathered when the Men from Snowy River Recruiting March made its way from Delegate through Cooma, Nimmitabel, Cooma, Bredbo and Michelago toward Goulburn to enlist for the First World War.

One of these Men from Snowy River, Ernest Corey, who joined the March at Cooma went on to be the only soldier to receive the Military Medal with three bars. The Ernest Corey Memorial stands in Vale Street and Corey’s descendants are local residents today.

At the 11 November concert instrumentalists and vocalists will present a repertoire of music which has inspired, encouraged and brought joy to the hearts of people – from those on the front lines to those keeping the home fires burning, to those mourning loved ones. Among the many items are the Irish patriotic song “The Minstrel Boy”, the “Colonel Bogey March” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”.


For further information contact coomaremembrance@hotmail.com

10 Special Observer Places to go to the Australian International Music Festival

Steve Allen's new CD "About Time"

Steve Allen is a Canberra-based guitarist. He completed a Bachelor of Music at the Australian National University with Tim Kain. Steve has performed as the support act for artists such as Tommy Emmanuel, illness James Morrison and Victor Borge, rx and has shared the stage with many, including: Grace Knight, Yothu Yindi, Sirocco, Margaret Urlich, Marina Prior, Rick Price, Rhonda Burchmore and Bruce Rowland (Man from Snowy River).

Although a trained Classical Guitarist, Steve is equally at home with Flamenco, Jazz, Fingerpicking and Folk, whether in a Flamenco den in Andalucía, folk festivals such as Woodford, or a concert hall.

Steve teaches music at The Canberra Grammar School and runs 3 Guitar Orchestras there. He lives in Canberra with his wife and 2 children.

Steve Allen’s first CD About Time – is “a collection of pieces that represent some of the musicians who have inspired me to love making music. Tommy Emmanuel, Sting, Bach, Paco Peña and Django Reinhardt.
It covers many styles, including classical, jazz, flamenco, folk, popular music and gypsy Jazz. I envisaged this CD to be enjoyed with a glass of wine as the listener exhales at the end of the day – I hope you enjoy!” he said.

You can purchase Steve Allen’s CD from his website:


Australian International Music Festival

Sydney 25th June – 2nd July 2012

Cooma Music Observation Tour


Do you have a love of music? Are you learning an instrument? Are you interested in learning more about playing in an ensemble? Do you play or perform in an Orchestra, order Concert Band, sovaldi
Jazz Band or in a Choir? This tour is for you.

Australian International Music Festival (AIMF) hosts choirs, implant
bands and orchestras from Australia and around the world. For performing groups that pay to participate in this yearly event they would receive world class workshops and perform in landmark venues across Sydney. Luckily we have been offered access to observe these international groups & clinicians work and perform. If you are interested in observing workshops, performances and listening to international groups then please sign up and come to Sydney.

10 spots are available for interested people to come and meet musicians, clinicians, and watch performances in Sydney Opera House, Angel Place Recital Hall, St Andrews Cathedral and Sydney Town Hall. The only costs are for the tour is to pay for your own transport, accommodation (you can organise your own and staying with a family friend to reduce costs is completely up to you) and food. Entry to the concerts, workshops, adjudicated performances and rehearsals are all free, yes, free. If you are 18 years old or younger you will need to also come with a guardian or parent. For more information on the AIMF 2012 please go to www.worldprojects.com.au and click on the Australian International Music Festival page.

While at the festival you will watch clinicians from Australia, USA and many other parts of the world run highly advanced workshops with some music groups from Australia, New Zealand, China, Singapore, Japan, USA and other parts of the world. Some of the groups will be beginners but the majority will be very advanced or semi-professional world-class groups. There will also be a combined Orchestra and Choir work performed at the command performance at the end of the festival. Nearly every day is completely full of organised music of one sort or another. Choir workshop then a jazz band, then a joint exchange rehearsal, then concert bands for rest of day, next day might be massed choir rehearsals with George Torbay (One of Australia’s best Choir clinicians), then Orchestra workshop, with concert band exchange rehearsal in evening. This is just an example of what could happen for you to watch over a two day and night at the festival. A more in-depth description of what could happen at the festival is available on the website above so have a look at that too. If you allow from 9am to 10pm every day for learning and listening then you are close to the amount of music that you can observe in the time there. There is also an occasional moment of free time for shopping or your own site seeing but it might be only one morning in the whole week.

To participate in this wonderful experience at the AIMF all you need to do is to send an email to wotney@hotmail.com and instructions will be sent to you. You will have to look after your own accommodation, transport and food requirements for the time in Sydney but assistance can be offered in organising that for you. The suggestion for accommodation is the YHA Sydney Central located just next to Central Railway Station as it is cheaper and closer to all the venues for the festival at around $47.00 per night per person. Transport from the YHA to the venues are all walkable but can take up to ¾ hour – Opera House is the furthest away so perhaps a train from Central to Circular Quay with a walk from the Quay to the Opera House. Please budget for these little incidentals.

Small example budget for someone who does not stay at a friends’ house is;

  • Accommodation – YHA Central – $47.00 x 7 $329.00
  • Train travel where required $ 40.00
  • Total $369.00

Please also keep in mind you will have to pay for your food too. Entry to the venues for all festival organised events is free for us and us only. Most participants that come to participate in the festival as musicians in a group pay over $400 each just to join, they also then have to get there, pay for accommodation and food all on top of that participation fee. As you can see we are very lucky to be observers at this event which would otherwise have cost several hundred dollars more.