Bateman’s Bay Variety Concert

From Kay Killick –
Time is running out to prepare yourself for a big afternoon at the Bateman’s Bay Uniting Church, Cnr Catlin Ave & Beach Rd on SUNDAY, MARCH 25 at 2:00 pm.

That’s right the Bateman’s Bay Variety Concert is back bigger and better than ever. The dazzling line up offers something for every one. Richo’s Ragtime Band offers just that – ragtime jazz to get you moving in your seat. As befits a Sunday afternoon the Rusty Pipes will enter the barbershop and sing songs that will soothe the soul. Local actor, Andrew Pond plans to step out of the limelight to do a vocal or two. The Coastal Bootscooters will shake their things and award-winning author Hunter Calder will read from his forthcoming memoirs.

And if that isn’t enough for you, the legendary afternoon tea will provide food for the soul.

A donation of $10 will be gratefully accepted. Proceeds go to 4 yr old Annabelle Potts’ ongoing treatment in Mexico for an inoperable brain tumour, and the fund for struggling farmers at Longreach. And to tie this all together is the familiar face of emcee Kay Killick to ensure nothing gets out of hand. So front up with a happy face and a warm heart – it is guaranteed to be warmer as the afternoon goes on.  Enquiries: Kay Killick 4471 7600.

J.S. Bach’s “St Matthew Passion”

We are in the liturgical year of Matthew. That is why the prescribed Bible readings include the Gospel of Matthew.

St Matthew Passion poster

St Matthew Passion poster

Bach’s St Matthew Passion is being performed at 7.30pm on Saturday 5 April 2014, by The Llewellyn Choir (140 voices, as a double choir) and Symphonia (double orchestra), at the Llewellyn Hall, ANU School of Music. Details are here.

Johan Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) was a major German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist of the Baroque period. He enriched established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France.

Bach’s St Matthew Passion BWV 244 is a sacred oratorio from the Passions written by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1727 for solo voices, double choir and double orchestra, with libretto by Picander (Christian Friedrich Henrici). It sets chapters 26 and 27 of the Gospel of Matthew (in the German translation of Martin Luther) to music, with interspersed chorales and arias. It is widely regarded as one of the masterpieces of classical sacred music.
Bookings: Ticketek

Sunday matinee concert by Loosely Woven

Loosely Woven is an adhoc troupe of musicians based in Sydney’s Northern Beaches who put together and perform three to four free acoustic shows each year, just for the fun of it! Their April road tour this year culminates in an afternoon concert at Tuggeranong Uniting Church, 1-3 pm. The concert will be a cabaret style of singing and instruments. Entry is free but donations will be gladly received to further the work of Frontier Services and the Leprosy Mission. The program of music presents an eclectic selection that will bring enjoyment to folk of all ages. Further information and a brochure at

Tuggeranong Loosely Woven Poster

Psalm 150 music composition competition

The Royal School of Church Music (ACT Branch) presents “An Afternoon of Sacred Music”, including performances of the finalists’ works in the RSCM(ACT) 2008 composition competition based on settings of the words of Psalm 150 to music. The afternoon at All Saints’ church, Ainslie, 3pm Sunday 17 August 2008, will include organ and vocal music. Meet our special guest, Ann Carr-Boyd, Australian composer, who will adjudicate the four finalists. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the event.