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Current happenings

The past two months has seen follow up weeding around our plantings at Paul Landa Reserve, North Coral Crescent and the Lagoon. Well done for a great planting effort and this essential weeding.

We have submitted the Strategic Plan for 2014-15 to Gosford Council.

The next meeting will be on Saturday 2nd August but the site has yet to be settled. Those with email will be contacted closer to the time but please keep a look out for the sign.

Saturday 6th September we will go back to North Coral Crescent with the possibility (to be confirmed) of Long Stem Plantings of acacia to make up for some of the losses from dry weather, sea spray etc.

Tennis Club Current Happenings

PEARL BEACH TENNIS & RECREATION CLUB Inc.

Current Happenings

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The 33rd Annual General Meeting will be held at 5pm on Saturday 30th August in the Pearl Beach Memorial Hall. A Notice of Meeting will be emailed to financial members, posted to those financial members without email and placed on the Noticeboards at the Club’s premises. Proposal forms will also be provided.

The main item of business at the Annual Meeting following the AGM will be the proposed revision of the Constitution. Please come along to ensure that we have a strong presence of financial members.

Refreshments will be provided at the close of the Meeting. We look forward to seeing you there.

Any enquiries please contact either Stephen Parsons, President on 0449 75 15 95 or Duncan Bendall-Charles, Minutes Secretary on 0418 32 88 39.

 SPRING SOCIAL DAY

The Spring Social Day will be held on Sunday 28th September starting at 10:00 am. All Members welcome including Juniors.

The Club will be providing a BBQ (meat and drinks). You are asked to provide your own salads.

Further notices will be posted at the Club’s premises and emailed to Members closer to the time.

We will be inviting Patonga tennis players to join us for the day to reciprocate their hospitality in April.

Any enquiries please contact Stephen Parsons, President on 0449 75 15 95.

 

TRIVIA NIGHT

 

Fund raising event for the Pearl Beach Rural Fire Brigade

Saturday 9th August

Memorial Hall, 9 Diamond Road

Doors open 5.30pm Trivia commences 6pm

Two course meal, BYO drinks

Bring your family bring your friends – tables of 8

$35.00 per person

Plus raffle, prizes and lots of fun!

 Bookings essential: 4342 1870

Pearl Beach celebrated the “Romance of Music”

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Capacity audiences filled the Memorial Hall and continued their 20 year love affair with fine music at the recent June Long Weekend Classical Music Festival.

 

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This year the program presented an outstanding selection of talented performers who carried the audiences away on a magical journey performing music that they selected which was so very beautiful that it opened hearts and minds with a delicious musical feast.

There were many highlights over the weekend, from the opening concert beautifully performed by the Sydney Camerata Quartet with brilliant young saxophonist Nick Russoniello. Then returning for his fifth Pearl Beach concert Simon Tedeschi, was joined by acclaimed SSO Principle Viola, Roger Benedict who thrilled the audience with a dynamic program. To celebrate Simon’s love affair with Pearl Beach he was presented with an antique key to the Beach Beach Village.

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The weekend continued with Lipman Harp Duo presenting a well loved repertoire of angelic music on two harps. The festival concluded on a high note that surprised and delighted when Divine Dvorak embraced the audience with Dvorak’s favourite masterpieces written in America.

Proceeds from the weekend will be put to hall upkeep and repairs.

Photo: Simon & Roger having fun; Capacity audience at the Tedeschi & Benedict concert.

Pearl Beach Supports Young Musicians with Three Scholarships

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An enthusiastic audience filled the Pearl Beach Memorial Hall enjoying performances by students from the Central Coast Conservatorium over the weekend, 31st May and 1st June 2014.

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Sunday 1st June six students from the Central Coast Conservatorium competed for the annual Pearl Beach Music Scholarship of $750 and a Highly Commended of $250.   The students all from local colleges and schools with ages ranging from 13 to 16 years played a varied program of classical items. Outstanding pianist Allyne Brislan provided an interpretive accompaniment to the students contributing greatly to their individual performances.

The annual piano scholarship of $750, generously sponsored by the Irvine Family was presented by Warwick Irvine, to outstanding piano student, Patrick Harrison playing on the Kawai piano, a gift to Pearl Beach by the Irvine Family in memory of their parents Alex and Helen Irvine, performed the Sonata in F minor (mvmt 1) by Beethoven and Pirates of the Caribbean by Jarrod Radnich.

Adjudicator for the afternoon Phillip Shovk who is considered one of Australia’s foremost concert pianists, chamber musicians accompanist and teachers.   Commented; “Overall the students demonstrated the basics of sound, integrity and rhythm touching the audience with emotion and excellent performances”.

When announcing the winner of this year’s Music Scholarship to 13 year old violinist Anastasia Hibbard who played pieces by Mozart and Astor Piazollo he said, “your interpretation was spectacular, congratulations”.   The Highly Commended award of $250 was shared by two students, flutist Ellora Srivastava and violinist Oliver Lee who both demonstrated a high level of performance.

Photo of Scholarship participants outside left to right: Patrick Brennan, CC Conservatorium Artistic Director; with Luke Kovak, Flute; Emma Hunter, Flute; Patrick Harrison, winner of the Piano Scholarship; Anastasia Hibberd, Violin and winner of the Music Scholarship; Oliver Lee, Violin; Emma Hunter, Viola; Phoebe Gilbert, Violin and Dr John Irvine.