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July 2017


Tuesday, 25th July,   10am – 11am

Montville Village Hall

Montville Village Hall
Media Launch of the Sunshine Coast Community Halls Festival

There will be sandwiches, cookies, cakes, and music.

Mary Ann Law will coordinate the event. She came up with the idea of the festival as a way to get people to know about their local community halls and the important part they play in their respective communities. Mary Ann is a truly inspirational woman (she’ll clobber me when she reads this). Before she retired she was a plant scientist. Now she’s been re-elected as President of the Gheerulla Hall volunteers, where she’s led an amazing band of volunteers to rescue the hall from falling into disrepair and make it once more a hub of the community.

Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson will launch the festival with guest speaker Councillor Jenny McKay.

 

 


August 2017


Friday, 4th August,   9am – 4pm

Mooloolah Public Hall

Mooloolah Public Hall
50 Years of Mooloolah Memories

Cost: free

Contact: Eileen Woodhouse (President)
email: ballindreen@gmail.com
phone: 5494 7748

Contact: Bev Smith (Secretary)
email: msbjsmith@westnet.com.au
phone: 5494 7793

“50 years of Mooloolah Memories” is an exhibition of events and happenings within the community during the past 50 years. Local groups, essential services and community information groups have been invited to present an exhibition to show the part they have played in this community during the years 2017 backwards towards 1967. In 1967 Mooloolah was a sleepy village with a very small population. In 2017 it has grown considerably in population as well as homes and businesses.

 

 


Saturday, 5th August,   9am – 4pm

Mooloolah Public Hall

Mooloolah Public Hall
50 Years of Mooloolah Memories

Cost: free

Contact: Eileen Woodhouse (President)
email: ballindreen@gmail.com
phone: 5494 7748

Contact: Bev Smith (Secretary)
email: msbjsmith@westnet.com.au
phone: 5494 7793

“50 years of Mooloolah Memories” is an exhibition of events and happenings within the community during the past 50 years. Local groups, essential services and community information groups have been invited to present an exhibition to show the part they have played in this community during the years 2017 backwards towards 1967. In 1967 Mooloolah was a sleepy village with a very small population. In 2017 it has grown considerably in population as well as homes and businesses.

 

 


Saturday, 5th August,   6pm

Obi Obi and Kidaman Creek Community Hall
Country Rocks the Obi

Obi Obi and Kidaman Creek Community Hall

Cost: $10.00 (kids under 15 free) Tickets at the gate.
Contact: Rodney Heading 0417 601 483

A country music night at Obi Obi Hall featuring Col Findley a Maleny based country music singer, Will Day, Nellie Findley, Chris Staff Band.

Gate opens at 5pm. Entertainment starts at 6pm.

Food van and full bar facilities available.


 

 


Saturday, 5th August,   9 am – 2 pm

Mapleton Community Hall

Mapleton Community Hall
Retro Fantastic

Retro Fantastic will celebrate everything ‘1967’, marking the 50th year since the naming of the Sunshine Coast. There will be a Vintage Suitcase Rummage, a 1967 Fashion Parade, 60s Dance displays, a drive-up of Veteran cars, and historical and community group displays. There will be a mix of live music, and we will be spinning some LPs from the 60s. Join in the fantastic activities from kite-making, and a 1960s craft table, to egg and spoon, three legged, and sack races.

egg and spoon race

Themed dress will be encouraged on the day with a prize for ‘Best Dressed’. Live entertainment along with suitably 1967 foods will include Spiders, Home Made Lemonade and Ginger Beer, Devonshire Teas and Milkshakes. Market stalls will offer old fashioned fair favourites, including bric-a-brac, books, cakes, sweets and lucky dips, and heirloom produce. The tennis courts will be open for free games for over 18 year olds (bring along your old wooden rackets, and wear your whites to get into the theme!


Horseless carriages

sack race


 

After the main events of the day there will be a separate couple of concerts:

MZAZA and Vardos

Note: these events have their own admission fee of $30 or concession $25.

MZAZA

With a fascination for making something new from the old, Mzaza’s writers and musicians skilfully create their own set of traditions from a tapestry of richly woven influences from France, the Balkans, the Middle East and Sephardic Spain.

Driven by her French and Spanish Sephardic roots, front woman Pauline Maudy sings in French, Spanish, Ladino, English and Turkish. She is an enchanting stage leader who delivers powerful and inspired performances.

The impressive musicianship of Mzaza – deftly realised with accordion, violin, percussion, double bass and Flamenco guitar – embraces diversity, the old and the new, the familiar and the foreign, through timeless melodies. It is the timelessness of the music and story that fuels an intense live show, an unforgettable musical journey, that has enraptured audiences at MONA FOMA, Queensland Music Festival, Cygnet, National and Woodford Folk Festivals, and visited airwaves internationally. Jaw-dropping technique, unique compositions and captivating shows have earned Mzaza supports for the likes of Yasmin Levy (Israel) and DJ Click (France).

The group’s 2011 album Journey Over Skin celebrated Mzaza’s collaboration with acclaimed flamenco guitarist Andrew Veivers. The tracks Le Temps qui Passe and Les Fleurs Qui Fanent were highly commended in the Queensland Music Awards 2011.

In 2015 Mzaza return with a third release, an award-nominated album titled Ghosts. A mix of originals and reworked traditional pieces heavily influenced by vocalist Pauline Maudy’s French/ Sephardic background and percussionist Jordan Stamos’ Greek/Turkish heritage, Skilfully creating their own voice, with much of the original material in French or English and inspired by Balkan music, Ghosts delves into stories of Mzaza’s ancestors, and their migratory pasts.

The band’s accomplished multi-instrumentalists play violin, kamanche tarhu (a spikefiddle of Persian ancestry), guitar, double bass, accordion, darabuka (Turkish hand percussion), cajon, tapan and bendir (frame drum).

Members of Mzaza have studied with Spanish, Middle-Eastern and Balkan music masters in Australia, Greece, Turkey and Iran.

MZAZA have been a real revelation … They are just amazing!- SBS Radio

MZAZA take the listener on a colourful international tour… it is easy to see why the band has achieved airplay on ABC Classic, Radio National, Triple J, SBS and Qantas. – Trad and Now

These are serious musicians, and the blend of elements in their songs generate intricacies to which each of them must rigorously commit. Yet there are no pretensions in their manner, no studied pseudo-mystical facades. MZAZA is a band comprised not only of skilled instrumentalists but of consummate and generous performers, who truly relish a direct and celebratory connection with their audience. – Weekend Notes

Held together by their coherent arrangements and energetic playing, MZAZA have crafted a joyous and diverse listening experience. – 4ZZZ

http://www.mzaza.com/


 


Driven by Alana’s wild violin, chased by accordion and double bass, Vardos play gypsy and traditional music learnt from Roma (Gypsy) musicians during their travels in Eastern Europe. They have been serenading audiences around the world since late last century.

Vardos have toured to every state in Australia; festivals include the National, Port Fairy, Illawarra, Cobargo and Fairbridge Folk Festivals, the Queenscliff Music Festival, the Alice Desert Festival, Dark MoFo Festival in Hobart and the Melbourne Festival where they launched the CD ‘Entertaining Countess Dracula’ to a sell-out crowd at the Famous Spiegeltent. They have also performed at the Falls Festival in Marion Bay, Tasmania and Lorne, Victoria and Harvest Festival, Victoria.

In Melbourne they have supported ‘Besh o Drom’ and ‘Antal Szalai Gypsy Band’ (both from Hungary), ‘Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club’ at Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne and the ‘Gipsy Kings’ at the Palais, St Kilda.

Television appearances in Australia include cameos on ‘Spicks and Specks’, ABC TV, ‘The Footy Show’, Channel 9, and Seachange (Series 3) ABC TV . They also feature in Ruth Cullen’s documentary on artist Vali Myers, ‘Painted Lady’. (see Films)

Vardos have toured internationally to New Zealand, Noumea in New Caledonia, Geneva in Switzerland and around Hungary, have showcased in the United States, and had successful shows at the Famous Spiegeltent in the Edinburgh Fringe and the Edinburgh International Book Festival Spiegeltent. Vardos were nominated for the 2003 BBC Radio3 World Music Awards (Audience Award) and returned to Edinburgh in 2004 where they received a 4 star review.

VARDOS performed in 2010 at the West meets East Roma and Traveller Festival (London), Museum of the Bohemian (Amsterdam), Szent Ivan FolkFest (Hungary) and bars in Berlin.

In 2015 Vardos returned to perform in Sopron, Hungary, then played across southern France, from Marseille to Carcassonne, including a residency at Hôtel Sainte Valière.

The two most recent Vardos CD’s have been finalists for the Golden Fiddle Awards.


Violinist Alana Hunt is the live wire in chief, encouraging the audience to clap along – but in and at the right time please – by appearing menacingly at their tables, and regaling them with unlikely tales of drunken clocks, broken curfews and short-sighted shepherds” (Rob Adams, Edinburgh)

Alana formed the band in 1993 in Perth, where Vardos worked professionally for five years, appearing in many festivals including the Fremantle Festival and the Festival of Perth; during this time Alana also made two trips to Hungary to study Hungarian folk music with Beáta Salamon (Méta folk music band) and gypsy music with Miklós Kónya. Sofia and Alana have made five trips to Eastern Europe together since 1999. (see Travels in Hungary and Romania)


Sofia Chapman trained as a classical pianist until discovering and running away with the piano accordion, joining Vardos in 1998. It has been said that she “could play Shakespeare’s complete works with her eyebrows” (The Herald, Edinburgh).

Sofia has performed at WOMAD Festival in Adelaide and Reading with Xenos, and has been a guest musician on CD’s of Zulya Kamalova and Barb Dwyer. She is also a composer and playwright, winning the Melbourne Fringe ‘Best Emerging Writer’ award for her epic The Four Accordionists of the Apocalypse in 2012.


Kirri Büchler is a multi-instrumentalist, sound designer, composer and sound artist who has performed in various ensembles in Melbourne and around Australia and has studied internationally. She has played and improvised music for Sanctum Theatre and Roundangle and has collaborated with Sofia as a sound artist and actor on her plays The Anorexic Chef and The Four Accordionists of the Apocalypse, the short film The Albino Bride and the band ‘The Kurts’.

 


 

 


Saturday, 5th August,   7:30 pm for an 8 pm start

(also Saturday, 9th September,   7:30 pm for an 8 pm start)

Belli Community Hall

Belli Community Hall
Retro Old Time Dance

Cost: Adults $14, High School $5, includes a delicious country supper with tea and coffee and cordial for the children.

The Belli Hall will be hosting a “Retro” Old Time Dance.

Music will be by the Sunshine Swing Band and a great night of Old Time Dancing is assured.

Gypsy Tap, Evening Three Step, Jive, Pride of Erin, Canberra Two Step, Parma Waltz, Maxina, Jazz Waltz, Barn Dance, Log Cabin, Oxford Waltz.

Dress up ’60s style, bring your family and friends, enjoy a scrumptious supper, and dance the night away.

This Dance is an “Alcohol Free” event.

 


Sunday, 6th August,   1 – 4pm (possibly 5pm)

Eudlo Community Hall

Eudlo Public Hall
The Musos at Eudlo

Cost: gold coin donation.

Afternoon tea, bar and snacks for sale.

We’ll have a bit of fun at Eudlo Hall Musos open mic, by looking back at 1967! Yes it’s 50 years since Sergeant Peppers and that “summer of love”… weren’t there so many memorable musical events from that time*? So if you’d like to enjoy the late 60s with us bring along a song or two from that period, or just come to enjoy the afternoon, and do it in costume if you really want to have extra fun – we’ll have a costume prize and a music prize for the day! We’ll start at 1pm but we’re anticipating going beyond 4pm – perhaps to 5, if there are enough performers wanting to play.

*Wikipedia is full of popular music events of that year, and here are some of the album releases…

1967 saw major releases from The Beatles (Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour), Small Faces (“Itchycoo Park“), Eric Burdon & The Animals (Winds of Change), The Doors (The Doors and Strange Days), Jefferson Airplane (Surrealistic Pillow and After Bathing at Baxter’s), Moby Grape (Moby Grape), Pink Floyd (The Piper at the Gates of Dawn), Love (Forever Changes), Cream (Disraeli Gears), The Byrds (Younger Than Yesterday), The Rolling Stones (Between the Buttons and Their Satanic Majesties Request), The Who (The Who Sell Out), The Velvet Underground (The Velvet Underground & Nico), Procol Harum (Procol Harum), The Monkees (Headquarters and Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.), and The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Are You Experienced? and Axis: Bold As Love).

And if we extend that list to take in music from the 60s through to and including the 70s, we’d capture some of the greatest popular/folk/jazz/rock etc music of all time. See what you can come up and if you have ideas or want to play a part in the day, please come back to us. We probably won’t have the time to realise your fantasy but perhaps you might have?

 

 


Friday, 11th August,   6pm – 10:30pm

Peachester Hall

Peachester Community Hall
“Inigo Jones and the Deluge” Movie, Meal & Memorabilia

In 1874 Inigo Jones’s parents migrated to Australia, settling on a property called Crohamhurst in the Glass House Mountains north of Brisbane in eastern Queensland. He became interested in meteorology while working on the family farm.

The Queensland Government meteorologist Clement Lindley Wragge was so impressed with Inigo’s ability as a schoolboy that he recruited him as an assistant in 1888.

Jones studied the variation in sunspot cycles that had been discovered by Eduard Bruckner, and came to the conclusion that anomalies were caused by the interaction of the planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. This became the basis of his long-range weather forecasts, although he never claimed to be able to make day-to-day predictions. Although Jones failed to have his methods recognised as soundly based, by any substantial body of accredited scientific opinion he was widely recognised for his successes, especially by farmers.

Inigo Jones became a full-time forecaster and lecturer in 1927 and founded the privately operated Crohamhurst Observatory in south-east Queensland.

(from Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inigo_Owen_Jones)

Deluge film 1999: In ‘Black February’ 1893, Brisbane had three floods in two weeks. The events that followed put Brisbane and South-East Queensland into world headlines. “Deluge” highlights the heroic efforts of Henry Somerset and Billy Mateer as they fought to get a warning to Brisbane of the horrendous floods bearing down on its citizens.

 

 


Saturday, 12th August,   7 am – 12 pm

Montville Village Hall

Montville Village Hall
From Farm to Café

An exhibition of historical photographs and art works.

 


Saturday, 12th August,    7pm

Kenilworth Public Hall

Kenilworth
Kenilworth Show & Rodeo Princess Ball

Cost: $25 for 16 years & over, $15 for 11 to 15 year-olds. 10yrs and under are free.
Contact: Ms L. Murtagh (07) 5446 0222 or (07) 5446 0205

There will be a hot supper, and the band starts playing at 7:30pm.

 

 


Saturday, 19th August,   3 pm – 5 pm

Landsborough School of Arts Memorial Hall

Landsborough School of Arts Memorial Hall
“High Tea with a Twist”

Cost: $10 bookings essential
Contact: 0413 009 840

Dress up and listen to the sounds of the 60’s when you enjoy an old fashioned afternoon tea for the Inaugural Beanie, and Tea Cosy Competition judging. Exhibition open from 14 August – 19 August.

 


Saturday, 19th August,   7:30 pm

Gheerulla Hall and Recreation Centre

Gheerulla Community Hall
“Dancin’ the Night Away” with The Strangest Dreamers

Cost: $20 including supper

Turn Back the Clock to the 60s.

Do you remember the Rock ‘n Roll dances of the 60s? Your chance to relive those days – of miniskirts, false eyelashes, bell-bottoms, flares, Mary Quant psychedelic dresses and Beatles music. The Gheerulla Hall, one of the iconic old halls in the Sunshine Coast, (once named the Farmer’s Assembly Hall), will be the venue for a 60’s style dance as part of the Sunshine Coast Festival of Community Halls, one of the events to celebrate the anniversary of the Naming of the Sunshine Coast. The dance will be held on Saturday 19 August, from 7.00 pm at the Gheerulla Hall.

Music will be provided by the award winning 5 piece band, ‘The Strangest Dreamers” who have a huge repertoire of songs encompassing a broad range of musical genres, inspired by the music of early Jazz years, Swing Blues, Roots and Gospel,Country and Classic Music. The band has promised to entertain everyone with dance music from the 1960s. They say it will be Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue. The band has played at Woodford Folk Festival, Noosa Jazz Festival, Brisbane’s Southbank and many other venues.

If you don’t want to dance, just come along and enjoy the music. This is a night to have fun, relax, and enjoy yourself. Dressing 60s style is optional. Refreshments will be available. Tickets (only $20/person) can be purchased via www.trybooking.com/QZSC, or contact gheerullahall1@gmail.com .

Join us in reminiscing about how good it was in the 1960s

The Strangest Dreamers will be playing there

The Strangest Dreamers (facebook page)

The award winning five piece band, named after the song “Last Night I had the Strangest Dream”, an affirmation of hope and peace. This is one of the best bands on the Sunshine Coast playing at Woodford Folk and Noosa Jazz Festivals, Brisbane’s Southbank and many other venues. Their repertoire of songs encompasses a broad range of musical genres, inspired by the music of early Jazz years, swing Blues, Roots and Gospel, Country and Classic Music.

 

 

 


Saturday, 19th August,   5:30pm (open)

Palmwoods Memorial Hall

Palmwoods
The Picture Show

The Picture Show is screening the sing-a-long version of the iconic 60s musical Sound of Music. Everyone is invited to dress as a character from the movie.

Some seating is available but patrons are invited to bring a deck chair and/or picnic blanket and cushions.

Refreshments available from the kiosk, which will be open for light refreshments from 5.30pm with screening starting at the family-friendly time of 6.30pm.

This event also celebrates the beginning of Seniors Week.

 

 


Saturday, 19th August,   8am to late

Imbil Public Hall

Imbil
Mary Valley Show
Rodeo and Woodchop

Cost: $12 (adults), $6 (under 16)

 

 

A great event full of festivities from 8am – late. Highlights include rides, entertainment, ring events, rodeo, show jumping, stud cattle, poultry section, miniature goats, woodchop, pavilion and so much more!

Sideshow and Rides Starting time 8am
Dogem Cars, Rock Climbing Wall, Jumping Castle, Haunted House, Bungee Trampoline, Aerialist, Clowns, Dreamtime Reptiles, Old MacDonald Farm, Pony Rides, Side show, Gold mining display, Face painting and so much more….

Market Stalls 8am – 5pm
Show bags, Clothes, Country & Western gear, Air brushed hats, Confectionery, Novelties, Jewellery, Handicrafts, Steel work, Tractors & small machines, Motorbikes and much more.

On Stage Entertainment 10:30am till late

Fireworks 7:30pm
KC Fireworks amazing display lighting up the sky at night

Pavilion
Crafts, Cooking, Art, Photography – talented entries from the Mary Valley and surrounds. Enjoy a delightful Devonshire Tea in the Pavilion.

Australian Miniature Goat Section

Poultry Section

Rodeo & Bull Ride

The Mary Valley Show Rodeo a great event and a highlight of the show day activities. Full Rodeo schedule starts at 10am and usually finishes around 4pm

Ring Events
3 Horse Rings
Show Jumping
Novelty Events

Stud Beef Section

Wood Chop

 

 


Friday, 25th August,   7:30pm

Doors open at 6:30pm and films start at 7:30pm

Eumundi School of Arts

Eumundi School of Arts
Movie: “A Perfect Day”

Cost: $10
Contact: Eumundi World Cinema Inc – Mobile 0411 108 306

Catch a movie with ‘Eumundi World Cinema’, as part of the Horizon Festival of Arts & Culture. The black comedy “A Perfect Day” is showing along with two comedy shorts. The movie stars Olga Kurylenko, Mélanie Thierry and Academy Award Winners Benicio del Toro and Tim Robbins. Doors open at 6:30pm and films start at 7:30pm. Tickets are available at the door for $10. Shorts and feature length movies are rated M for Mature Audiences. Refreshments will be available. More on Eumundi World Cinema at www.eumundiworldcinema.com.au

 

 


Saturday, 26th August,   10 am – 3 pm

Kureelpa Public Hall

Kureelpa Public Hall
Kureelpa Tramstop Festival

Cost: Free with donation
Contact: Di Fitzgerald. 0422 576389 or Jan McArthur. 0403 336589

An Element of Kureelpa & Dulong Cultural Heritage
The “SHAY”, a geared steam locomotive presently on display in the Nambour Historical Museum is a hybrid of the ‘Mapleton’ and ‘Dulong’ locomotives which plied the tram route between Mapleton and Nambour . The line from Nambour sugar mill to Dulong and Kureelpa opened in about 1902/1903. Later the line extended to Mapleton from about 1911. The tramway was closed December 31, 1944. This tramline ran right beside the Kureelpa Hall and it made a stop for water and to collect produce and passengers, near the Kureelpa hall.

On the land beside the hall (Mapleton side) and in a number of other places nearby, the course of the line is clearly visible. It is believed that on the farm beside the hall there was a siding and nearby in what is now Jewett Road, one of the locos capsized.

The cuttings for the tramway are visible on the escarpment approaching Kureelpa Falls Road and across Kureelpa. This was usually a two and half hour journey for passengers and freight each way. Sometimes the tram carried people and often it carried produce from the farms between the two villages. The driver and guard always stopped to collect shopping lists and returned with groceries for people on this tramway.

Guided Walks Along the Tramway
11am, 1pm and 2pm
Guided walks for small groups (max 15) to neighbouring property, the site of the tramline/siding (Private Property). The plan is to walk part of the tramway to those who are physically able (level section).

Related Maps of Tramway
The Mapleton Men’s Shed will install timber stakes so that the course of the tramline is clearly visible from the front of the hall in the neighbouring paddock. A gallery of maps and photographs will detail the local history of the tramway.

Movies
“Full Steam Ahead” a recent DVD showing film footage of the journey between Nambour and Mapleton on the “SHAY” which is really a hybrid locomotive made from the “Dulong” and the “Mapleton” locos used on line.

History Of The Kureelpa Public Hall
Historic photos associated with the early history of the hall, particularly the Mapleton to Nambour Tramway.

Blackall Range Independent school will provide food from their school garden.

11:30am The Sunshine Brass Band will perform.

1:30pm Mapleton Community Choir.

Kureelpa Rural Fire Service, Kureelpa Spinners, Weavers & Fabric Artists and Aikido will be on display, along with local market stalls.
Kids can enjoy colouring and decorating a “Shay”.

 

 


Saturday, 26th August,   2 – 4pm

Eudlo Community Hall

Eudlo Public Hall
Eudlo Magic
Dandyman and Ruby Rubberlegs

Cost: free (Afternoon tea and snacks for sale)

Take a dash of Mr Bean, throw in a pinch of Jim Carey, a handful of Frank Woodley, cross Salvadore Dali with Jerry Lewis, throw in some juggling balls, a bowtie made of straws and a whole lot of charisma and you’ve arrived somewhere in the neighborhood of Dandyman. Combining comedy, top-notch circus skills and blending them all into something entirely fresh and just a little bit chaotic.

Be amazed, bemused, confused and enthralled as the ever glamorous, Queen of Body Manipulation and Contortion, Ruby Rubberlegs (Rani Huszar) presents a romantic comedy of errors. Ruby invites you all into her enjoyable wacky world of exceptional impossibilities.

Dandyman and Ruby Rubberlegs

 


Sunday, 27th August,   2 – 6pm

Maleny Community Centre

Maleny Community Centre

Noosa Orchestra – Virtuosity, Fantasy and Revolution

Contact: 040 550 9116 silvieckley@hotmail.com Silvi Eckley
Cost: $25 adult, $15 concession, $5 student, $200 group of 10, children free
Tickets at door or phone 0412 800 755

(click to enlarge)

Noosa Orchestra, featuring noted violinist Warwick Adeney and conducted by Antoni Bonetti. Repertoire includes Mendehlssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor, Sibelius’s Swan White suite, music from Les Miserables and more! Also featuring the Noosa String Ensemble and Noosa Mini Strings Ensemble.

Noosa Orchestra was established by Silvi Eckley on 4th February, 2010, to provide an opportunity for musicians from the community to express their orchestral performance skills, and contribute to the rich cultural fabric of Noosa life.

The orchestra has endeared itself to Sunshine Coast audiences, executing three seasons annually and performing repertoire as diverse as Handel’s “Water Music”, Liszt’s “Hungarian Rhapsody”, Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” and the symphonies and concertos of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and peers.

Under the direction of esteemed conductor, Antoni Bonetti, the ensemble has matured into well respected classical orchestra, attracting national and international soloists including Louise King (cello), Louise Kennedy (soprano), Karen Hicks (bassoon), and Michael McKay (trumpet.)

The orchestra’s 40 members are themselves skilled music teachers, advanced students, and passionate recreational musicians from all corners of the Sunshine Coast and Gympie.

 

 


September 2017


Saturday, 2nd September,   7:30pm

Glasshouse Mountains Community Hall

Glass House Mountains Community Hall
Spring Ball

Cost: $10 per head
Contact: John & Aileen Winterhoff 5496 9349

Music by the Commodores, Old Time, New Vogue, Modern.
Lucky door prize, raffle, Monte Carlo
Excellent home cooking for supper

 

 


Saturday, 9th September,   7pm

Verrierdale Community Hall

Verrierdale
Full Moon Dance

Cost: Door $30 – cash only.
Presales $25 – available through Oztix and at certain outlets on the Coast such as New Earth Cafe Coolum, Berkelouw Books Eumundi, Bean Drop Noosa Junction and Cotton Tree Backpackers.

18+ licensed event.

Musicians:
Bullhorn
Kingfisha
High Life
DJ Roland West

This year we will be celebrating our 30 year anniversary of these shows which have garnered in that time an iconic status for many on the coast as the best place to see live music. While we generally attract a certain demographic, it includes a huge range in ages as 70 year olds get out on the dance floor along with many in their 20s & 30s. It’s a great meeting of spirit in that way, dissolving the generation gap. It’s great to witness every time.

 

 


Saturday, 9th September,   7:30 pm for an 8 pm start

Belli Community Hall

Belli Community Hall
85th Anniversary of Belli Hall

Cost: Adults $14, High School $5, includes a delicious country supper with tea and coffee and cordial for the children.

Celebrating the Official Opening of our Hall on the 9th September 1932. We are 85 years old!

Music will be by the Sunshine Swing Band and a great night of Old Time Dancing is assured. Bring your family and friends, enjoy a scrumptious supper, and dance the night away to the Gypsy Tap, Evening Three Step, Jive, Pride of Erin, Canberra Two Step, Parma Waltz, Maxina, Jazz Waltz, Barn Dance, Log Cabin, Oxford Waltz.

This Dance is an “Alcohol Free” event.

 

 


Sunday, 10th September,   3pm – 5pm

Ridgewood Community Hall

Ridgewood Community Hall
Music at the Hall

Cost: $2 per person
Contact: Brian Jones 0417721467 or email meltharina@gmail.com

A wonderful afternoon of entertainment with Folk, Modern Jazz, Gypsy, Blue Grass Country, and Light Classical music provided by high quality, local singers and musicians.

 

 


Sunday, 10th September,   9am (entries close 11am)

Obi Obi and Kidaman Creek Community Hall

Obi Obi and Kidaman Creek Community Hall
2017 Obi Obi Motorcycle Show

Cost: $5 (kids free)
Contact: Rodney Rocket 0417 601 483 rocket@australiamail.com

Show and Shine.
Stunning trophies, Live music with Spirit Coasters, parking facilities, market stalls, on-site radio, food and drink plus on-site bar, kids’ activities.

 

 


Friday, 15th September,   6:30pm

Valdora Community Hall

Valdora Community Hall
Trivia Night with a touch of local history

Cost: $10 per person
Contact: valdorahall@gmail.com
OR 0414 039 056

Trivia Night with sets of questions relating to 50 years of local history of the Sunshine Coast mixed in with other general knowledge questions. Tables of 6 – 8.

We hope to also have a display of photos on the walls depicting the history of the area. We are having a morning tea soon to encourage some locals to come along with their photos and tell us their stories.

 

 


Saturday, 16th September,   6pm

Eumundi School of Arts

Eumundi School of Arts

Eumundi Rocks around the clock – Little Patti

Cost: $60 early bird until 17 August then $68
Contact:
Wendy Birrell manager@discovereumundi.com

Eumundi will come alive on the 16th September 2017 when Australian music legend ‘Little Pattie’ performs at the Eumundi School of Arts hall for the 50th Anniversary of the naming of The Sunshine Coast. ‘Blue Suede Gasoline Alley’ will also be performing along with The Sunshine Coast’s ‘Doo Wop Dolls’. Be sent back to the time of ‘Six O’clock Rock’ and Brian Henderson’s ‘Bandstand’!!! So come on all the beatnix & rockers out there it’s time to don your petticoats, pencil skirts, or psychedelic hippy gear and party on as there are prizes for best dressed. It’s a 1960’s style dinner dance, tickets include a three course dinner and first glass of bubbles. Cash bar will be available – no BYO. Bookings online at www.ticketebo.com.au/eumundirocks and from Discover Eumundi Heritage and Visitor Centre (cash only). There are only 250 tickets for sale so get in quick.

 

 


Saturday, 16th September,   7 – 10pm

Maleny Community Centre

Maleny Community Centre

Dangerous Song

Linsey Pollak (breath controlled animal calls) & Lizzie O’Keefe (voice)

Dangerous Song is a performance piece that combines the human voice with the sounds of endangered and extinct animals to create an intriguing and moving musical performance. This musical collaboration between Linsey and Lizzie has created a new musical language with structured, yet very free improvisation at it’s core. It takes us to a world of sound where the human and the animal combine. A sort of sonic morphing. Linsey plays animal calls using a midi wind controller where breath, lip pressure and fingering control real animal call samples. He uses Live looping technology to instantaneously record layers of music as he plays. Lizzie joins him weaving her voice in and out of the musical landscape of animal sounds.

 

 


 

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