Pearl Beach June Long Weekend Classical Music Festival Fabulous

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Pearl Beach June Long Weekend Classical Music Festival Fabulous weekend of ‘Music You Know And Love’ …

Saturday 6t & Sunday 7 June 2015


 Proudly presented by the Pearl Beach Progress Association, the June Long Weekend Music Festival took audiences on a magical journey.

Opening the festival, ACACIA STRING QUARTET performed sumptuous music by Kats-Chernin, Chan and Debussy. On Saturday evening, RACHEL SCOTT (cello) and ANTHONY SCHULZ (piano accordian) performed a beautiful and unusual program entitled ‘Bach & Beyond’.

Sunday afternoon returning by popular demand, the ‘early music’ specialists THE SYDNEY CONSORT, presented ‘Love Actually’ a mix of baroque composition from different European countries.

The finale’ on Sunday evening, TAMING THE TANGO led by Tango Guru MAGGIE FERGUSON (bandoneon), and her colleagues, Francis Carreon (piano), Isabella Brown (bass), Ziva Altman & Katrina Holland (violins) and Peter Garrity (viola) wowed a capacity audience with an exciting and electric program of authentic Tango music full of rhythm, colour and lots of zing.

Audience feedback indicated that they appreciated the four concert program and enjoyed the diversity and variety of the music performed by renowned musicins in the intimate atmosphere of the Pearl Beach Memorial Hall. The four concert package cost of $135 with a saving of $20 was extremely successful selling 36 packages.


At a recent July Pearl Beach Progress Association general meeting a cheque for $850 was handed over to Mr Max Davis, Board Director of the Brisbane Water (NSW) branch of Legacy.

Legacy Donation photo 2015 cropped

In April the Pearl Beach community held a three day exhibition “Tell us your story” to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Gallipoli. Members of the Pearl Beach community were invited to share their family stories. The exhibition followed a time-line from the Boer War, to post WW2 and included a variety of memorabilia and precious family items. During the exhibition visitors were invited to make a donation to Legacy.

Accepting the cheque from Pearl Beach representative, Russell Grove, Mr Davis in an emotional address explained Legacy services.   “Legacy’s assistance is dedicated to caring for families of deceased and incapacitated veterans and enhance the lives and opportunities of these families through innovative and practical programs”.

He continued, “Today Legacy’s caring and compassionate service assists around 90,000 widows and children and dependants with a disability. As a voluntary organisation it is supported by veterans, servicemen and women, and volunteers drawn from all walks of life. Our support now extends to include the dependants and members of today’s Australian Defence Force who lose their lives as a result of their military service”.

Photo: Mr Max Davis (left) accepting the cheque from Pearl Beach representstive Russell Grove (on the right).


Household Chemical Cleanout Event

The next chemical drop off date is Sunday 30th August , 2015 between 9am and 3.30pm at Gosford Showground Carpark, Showground Rd. Gosford.

Household and Garden Chemicals, Poisons, Cleaning Products, Acids, Fluorescent tubes, Paints, Car Batteries, Gas bottles, Motor and Cooking Oils are some of the items that can be disposed of at this event.

This is a good time clean out those excess chemicals prior to the upcoming bushfire season.

Events Calendar

Friday 28 & Saturday 29 August             

Glee Club photo best

Glee Club Concerts”

The Pearl Beach Singers present –

‘Old English Music Hall’

Venue: Memorial Hall

Times: Fri 7.30pm/Sat 2.30pm

Ticket cost: $20 – Child – $10

Includes a free drink, and program

Bookings: 4343 1455 credit card (+$4 fee)

cash – 4341 8489


Sunday 13 September

Afternoon Tea with Simon & Hetty”                                  

Piano luminary Simon Tedeschi joins with

jazz singer Hetty Kate in an afternoon of

Jazz delights..     Venue: Memorial Hall

Times: 2.30pm start

Cost: $40 includes afternoon tea

Wine available for a donation.

Bookings: 4344 2319


Saturday 26th September    


Pearl Beach Food & Wine Fare”                           

Favourite food producers & boutique wineries

Venue: Memorial Hall

Times: 10am – 5pm Cost:entry is free

Raffle – Food Hamper, proceeds to hall upkeep

Enquiries: 4344 2319


October Long Weekend

Sat 3rd Sun 4th


Pearl Beach Art & Craft Fair”                               

Exhibition and Sale by local artisans

Bi-annual event – charity fundraising raffle

Venue: Memorial Hall                                                                                                                            

Times: 10am – 4pm daily

Cost: entry is free Contact: 4342 3751


Tuesday 3rd November       

Melbourne Cup” Luncheon                                             

Venue: Memorial Hall

Times & Cost: TBA


Saturday 12th December     

Community Christmas Dinner”

Annual event to share the Christmas spirit

Venue: Memorial Hall

Times: 6.30pm

Cost:TBA & Enquiries/Bookings: TBA


Sunday 20th December

Family Carols” with Santa                                    

Venue: Memorial Hall

Come along and have some fun…

Times: 4.30pm


Twilight Community Carols”                                                         

Venue: Memorial Hall

Times: 6pm – 7pm

Refreshments availabe for small donation

Enquiries: 4344 2319